We are finally back home after a month of trips back and forth to Rochester, NY. My dad's memorial service was Tuesday, so by Wednesday we were back home and trying to resume our normal lives. For me, that means also getting back in the kitchen! My friend has been picking up our CSA produce (from a local farm) all month, so she gave me what was left from this week's pick-up. I tried to get back into some interesting, tasty dinners and trying new things.
|Spiced Chicken Thighs - Cooking Light|
Last night, our younger son was at the beach for the week and our older son was working, so I made one of my husband's and my favorite meals: Green Chicken Curry. This is what we usually order at our favorite Thai restaurant, and I recently tried making it at home - delicious! I mostly followed the recipe at the link, except that for veggies I used bell pepper, green beans, and eggplant, since that is how our local Thai restaurants make it. In fact, this is the ONLY way my husband will eat eggplant! We spent years enjoying Green Curry before he realized there were chunks of eggplant in it. Now I have a use for the eggplant from the farm! We did ignore my no-grains restriction and eat this over brown rice.
|Grilled Pork Chops - Cooking Light|
Now I am looking forward to a full week at home - our first in over a month - with lots of fresh farm produce and some new recipes. It will be mostly just my husband and I this week for dinner, so I can get a little more creative than normal.
Enjoy your cooking and food this week!