This past week was an unusual one. I typically am very organized in the grocery shopping/menu planning department, but since we are moving in a few weeks, and we have grains and other things to use up, plus an extra CSA box that came this week, I decided to just get a few essentials, like milk, eggs and fruit. That is really pretty much it. I think I spent $8 at the store this week.
This meant I got to be extra creative figuring out what to make. And it worked out pretty well! Higher stress than having a list, so I will be back to a concrete menu next week. I guess it was nice to see how winging it went. I don't think I would do well doing that every week...
To use up:
Carrots (SO many carrots!)
This Week's Menu:
Roasted Carrot Tart - This one is spectacularly good and I will be posting it soon. I could eat this everyday for several weeks, I think! So yummy.
Potato and Swiss Chard Pizza (similar to this pizza recipe)
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Peanut Butter Hoisin Stir Fry
Mini Beet and Parmesan Tarts - I might post these later these in a few weeks. They were delicious and even great the next day!
Italian White Bean Soup - This one was a wild card when I was grasping at straws for one more dinner this week, and it was surprisingly great. I served it with a very similar variation on these tasty nutmeg muffins
In other cooking this week:
These Chocolate Chip cookies from Janssen's Blog (I never use shortening, so I use all butter and they turn out beautifully!)
This amazing French Bread
I adapted these cornmeal cookies... They were a medium success. Not great, but not terrible.