We’ve been cooking most of our meals over the last week. That’s not saying much, I guess, but I feel like we’ve been cooking better meals and that’s what counts (even though we ended up having cheap fast food more times than we would have liked). It should because I spent a heck of a lot of time working on it last week too. So here’s basically what we made:
Lemon Rosemary Salmon with Carrots that we baked with it (lemony-rosemary carrots are *so* good)
Butter Bean Soup <mine is very similar minus the dill, bayleaf, and olive oil. I use Marjoram and 4 cups of water with some dry chicken broth in addition to the crushed tomatoes – my recipe is actually from my Mother-in-law. I also threw this in the crockpot and let it cook all day so I didn’t have to think about it.
Three Bean Pasta E Fagoli from Rachel Ray’s Look + Cook cookbook. We froze what was left of both soups after we had them for lunch the next day. I still have some of this in the freezer. I had to substitute the noodles though and got just small shells, and we didn’t get the fancy cheese because we couldn’t find it. 😛
Corn, Rice, and Bean Burritos from one of our Taste of Home magazines. They were almost as good as this one local hole-in-the-wall burrito place and would have been really good with some kind of sweet potato salsa thing. But I don’t know how to make that, I just like how Bruce’s Burritos does it. I think we had salad with cucumbers with this one. We’ve beent trying to use up our lettuce, so we’ve had a few green salads interspersed all week.
Alex made Spaghetti with an amazing salad (and bread! but he didn’t make the bread) for dinner on Monday. Alex had taco’s and I had breakfast for dinner on Sunday (our cooking-ness takes a break on the weekends).
I’m going to attempt to make a kind of “fauxtisserie” chicken breast with…something for dinner for Valentines.
And then I get to start this all over again. Joy (not).
I think I’m going to go through the Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen for ideas this week.


  1. Katie Chadwick Avatar
    Katie Chadwick

    We’re the opposite—we eat sandwiches and nothing all week long, and then I get to cook on weekends!
    You have some good meal ideas here, thanks for sharing Kiery. <3

    1. Kierstyn King Avatar

      That sounds like more fun, though. O:) 😉 Glad you like them, they actually turned out pretty well after I got through the whole planning part.

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