Saturday, October 24, 2015

Eating lately: October

I am just coming off my busiest, craziest work week of the year, so to get back in to the swing of the domestic side of things, I thought I'd share a few quick snaps of some of our recent meals.


Spaghetti squash with cherry tomatoes and basil. I tried serving spaghetti squash in place of pasta, because healthy! low-carb! But even though I served it with garlic bread, we were ravenous two hours later! This is a delicious recipe, but I think I'll consider it more of a side dish in the future.


Nothing says "Happy Birthday, sweetie, I love you!" like a 10-pound lasagna. (See, because carbs.)


Split pea soup, carrot-raisin salad, and bread and cheese. I agree with Marian that soup with good bread and cheese never goes amiss. And I'm grateful that split pea soup is, unlikely as it may seem, a favorite meal of my very picky eater. Our table looks like this roughly once a week!


Rice and smothered cabbage soup. This was the first recipe I ever cooked from a food blog, way back in 2008, and it's been a staple ever since. It may not look like much, but oh, it's so comforting and wonderful! (Easy, too.)

6 comments:

  1. I vote for 10 lb. lasagna! I hear you on the busy time of year. When school starts, I feel like we dive deep--and are just now approaching the surface again. I'm looking forward to doing some different kinds of cooking now that the weather is changing again.

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    1. Ha, yes, always choose the lasagna! I agree that changing seasons are good for inspiring something new in the kitchen. I'm looking forward to cozying up with butternut squash.

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  2. You're a fellow soup lover! :) There's something so comforting to me about hot soup and good bread!

    I LOVE seeing what you're cooking --- I always get so inspired! And right about now, I could definitely use some inspiration. I go through jags where I alternate between long stretches of cooking the same-old same-old, and trying out new recipes. It's been quite a while since I've tried anything new, and I'm really feeling as though we're in a rut. Time to start the process of introducing some new meals into our repertoire!

    (And at the risk of wading into the quagmire that is the dietary wars (because the subject seems to be right up there with religion and politics!), I just have to say, WHOLE GRAINS for the win! ;) ).

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    1. I'm glad these posts are useful to you, Marian! They are not terribly demanding to put together so it sort of feels like cheating...but they are sort of inspiring to me so I'm glad to hear they are inspiring to others as well. (I have another "objects of beauty & usefulness" post on the go, but it will require some focused time to finish...which I may not get for another week or so.)

      As for dietary wars, agreed on whole grains for the win! My own view is that the best way to eat genuinely depends on the individual. I'm sure there are people there who are thriving on their spaghetti squash "pasta" and spiralized zucchini...but that approach just doesn't seem to work for me. (My husband and I have both kicked up our exercise efforts of late, too, so that might make a difference.)

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  3. nice thrifting! thanks for you comment on my blog about kids clothes - will have to come back and read some more of your approach to all this. your soups and lasagne looks pretty tasty too :-)

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    1. Thanks knitlass! And you've provoked some useful thinking on my part about that nexus of kids' clothes, mending, and making, so hopefully we're even.

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