I have taken a new approach to cooking: I plan out a weekly menu (inspired by this blogger who I met once), buy groceries accordingly, and make meals. I love it. Yes, I'm slowly becoming my Mom. But...Now we eat foods we've never made before, I consult cookbooks and food blogs more, food rarely goes bad in the fridge, and it's never stressful because I have meals planned out. I can also prep various stages of the meal whenever I have a minute throughout the day since cooking in one, long stretch is practically impossible with baby. One of my latest was dinner crepes:
We put spinach, cheese, tomatoes, basil, and grilled onion in them. Avocado would have been good. Yummy. I made fish tacos for the first time yesterday, but have also been mixing in some old classics. One I took a picture of, but can't find, is cabbage salad. My Ukrainian friend whips this up now and then and I love it. It's just cabbage chopped fairly skinny (not chopped all up, just chopped long and thin off the head), grated or shredded carrot, pine nuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It is really tasty, refreshingly cool on hot days, very light and thus an excellent between meal snack, and probably not very fattening.
Ignore what it says just below, this was posted by Jenn N, not Kris J.