Sunday, July 14, 2013
Currently, I am on "vacation" with two of my 3 kids, staying with my Mom. Some may say....that doesn't sound like much of a vacation, and in some respects, some would be correct. However, I have learned that vacation is a matter of perspective. My Mom's house is much smaller than my home - which I actually like. There are fewer choices at the grocery store; and there is only one them here. In many ways, things are just more simple here.
So, planning meals has been both a challenge (limited availability of ingredients, lack of access to my familiar 'tools', and much less space). But, it has also been easier - fewer choices make things easier, and my Mom has loved everything I have cooked. Hub can sometimes be uh...less...appreciative, we'll say, with his rather fussy pallet.
What will I make tomorrow? I only have today remotely figured out. I have many fresh items here that I've brought, including some beets and radishes. I've found a few recipes that are new and I'm going to give those a go. First is a roasted beet clafoutis. I've learned that clafoutis is usually a dessert with half and half in it, but I've found a recipe that uses beets, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, and I'll sub ricotta/cottage cheese for the half and half. I'll be making that today, so we'll have leftovers tomorrow. I've also got some zucchini for zucchini bread, or I may just peel those with the peeler for 'noodles'. The last item up is radish soup. My sister sent me a recipe. I always have trouble figuring out what to do with those buggers. For dinner tomorrow, I'm going to introduce Mom to the Spark Solution recipe for Philly Cheesesteak.
It's going to be some gooooood eatin' around here.