Big win for this dinner with the whole family (Tessa said the chicken tasted funny but the fact that she even ate it was a surprise to me). I don’t often cook a pork tenderloin, only because they don’t sell them in giant organic packs at Costco. This was a flavor profile I’m not as used to; I use allspice in granola and some cookies but not usually on meat. Plus, cherries? Trust me, though, different can be a good thing!
I was a school lunch packer all of my days, and the tradition continues. If it’s nice out we pack lunches for the park; if we’re extending errands then there are packed snacks and water bottles. It’s a money saver, it’s better for our bodies, and it’s green! Back in the day (talking 20 years ago) I always had a Quaker Oats Chewy Bar (chocolate peanut butter what’s uuuuup) in my lunch, but by adding a box of cereal to my shopping list and working for about seven minutes in my kitchen, I’ve got a snack for the kids I can really get behind.
This is one of the freshest tasting soups I’ve had in a long time. The typical garlic or onion flavor boost that starts most soups is absent here and it’s quite alright. With spicy radish and bright lemon, not to mention the decidedly springy asparagus, this soup is the closest I’ll ever get to doing a “cleanse”.
My husband leaves for work at 6:30 so when I get to the kitchen, the coffee is made and waiting for me. On weekends it goes like this – we wake up and don’t talk while he makes the coffee. While it brews I walk around the kitchen restlessly, not talking, sometimes stopping in front of the machine to stare at it. About five sips or so into our coffee we’re different people, chatting about our day to come or how we slept. Addiction? Yes, I think that’s what you call it.
I’m a drumstick newbie! There’s definitely something very feral about gnawing on drumsticks, I’m not gonna lie.
You never know how a recipe will work when all-purpose gluten free flour is swapped for the equal amount of all purpose wheat flour. I wondered about biscotti, as it’s already a fairly dense, crunchy cookie, if the differences would be negligible. If I like the snack as much as my gluten-free husband does, it’s a keeper.
Taco Tuesday is a common idea and though we love Mexican food, it’s not one we enjoy. I never seem to have the right ingredients on hand, all at the same time. Recently we ate at a friend’s house and Tessa loved her tacos there so much that she’s been asking for them on a daily basis. Time to get real.
On mornings we can afford to slow our roll, I’ve taken to making the kids french toast. Leo crushes it and Tessa is quite a fan as well, taking 20 minutes to eat her breakfast instead of her standard 45 (she’s the chattiest of Cathy).