On the stove…   1 comment

Once upon a time,  I was a starry eyed girl happy to pass hours in my kitchen laboring over tender brioche doughs and chocolate tarts and potato and sage pizza.  That girl grew up and brioche was replaced by quick cupcakes for the kids and potato and sage pizza by macaroni and cheese. Cooking became a functional task rather than a fun one, one performed as all those other mothering chores were, like scouring toilets and combing hair.

One of my goals this year was to find my way back to the kitchen, and not just to bake (my inherent sweet tooth had preserved that skill and interest).  While my New Year’s resolutions usually fizzle, this one hasn’t. So far this week, it’s been tilapia tacos with a fresh homemade slaw on freshly fried corn tortillas, a warm butternut squash and chickpea salad with roasted asparagus and pita bread,  a tortilla stew with tequila and lime, and tonight it’s homemade potato gnocchi with a mushroom cream sauce and a drizzle of white truffle oil. I’m making extra gnocchi for tomorrow for the kids, as it’s a busy night for us.

Next week will be baked scallops and brown butter goat cheese mashed potatoes, fresh peas and salad;  crockpot honey lentils and roasted cauliflower with homemade bread and salad;  parmesan crusted tilapia with a warm vinaigrette potato salad and something springy…artichokes?; sesame noodles and stir fry.  (Yes, I only plan 4 or so meals a week…the kids eat with Grandma on Friday nights, and we usually do something quick or they pick for Thursday and Saturday).

I’ve got seeds started and an herb garden planted to add fresher flavors to meals this spring and summer.


Posted April 7, 2010 by unusuallyeverafter in Uncategorized

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  1. The amazing never left you, it just got back burnered to avoid fights with your monkeys. 🙂

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