I am not a cook. I have never boasted that I was. I think I have stated a few times on the good ole blog that it is not my favorite thing to do in the world. But I need to eat to live, and I needed to find something that could give me ideas that would not take forever to prep or cook.
I follow Jessica Seinfeld on Instagram. She is Jerry’s wife, but stands on her own in terms of being an accomplished woman with a spot on personality. Her instagram feed is hilarious, and she is a great cook. She has written several cookbooks, but it was her Instagram feed of the things she makes that peeked my curiosity about her. She can be found on http://www.doitdelicious.com. I love that her recipes are easy to prep and easy to actually cook.
Last night I made the cod dish. Oh.My. Goodness. It was uhhhhmazing. The only things I additionally added were spinach and vegetable stock. This literally took me 5 minutes to prep, if that, and 40 minutes to actually cook. The best part was when it was cooking, I did not have to be glued to the stove.
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Next on the menu will be these two recipes. If I can make two or three a week, and have enough for left overs for everyone for the next night, I can actually make do this.
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This eggplant is next. The only thing I plan to add is making my own tomato sauce. Just to dip and add on the side.
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And this chicken recipe, is literally cooked all in one pot. Sign me up.
Have you found any sites that offer delicious meals for little prep and cook time? Do share!
So now that we finally hit the 80s in temperature, my mind is on summer mode. I hope that we are able to entertain quite a lot this summer. The kids are in camps throughout the upcoming months, but we only have one small vacation planned this year, which means more time at home. Summer themed drinks are on my mind.
Lemonade cocktails. These are great because if you do not want to add alcohol, they are still refreshing and delicious.
This one is going to be my first one to try and make. I like that it is group servings. Easy for the hostess.
A pink lemonade margharita.
A blackberry smoothie.
Is there a go-to drink you make for the warmer temps?
I had this in Miami while we were celebrating my best girl Rachel’s birthday in November.
It is possibly the best thing I have ever had in my life.
What I would do for this right now!
The recipe is attached to the photo. click away.
Once we settle in over the next month in the new home, I hope to get back to a calm existence. I crave quiet and routine, especially after living a bit unsettled and overworked the last 7 months. With this return to normalcy, I decided I want to make a new dish a month. A month? Why not a new dish a week? Because why set myself up for failure? And anyone who knows me knows I cook about 7 dishes really well, so why rock the boat. Plus, I like to style a kitchen not so much cook in it. So this one meal a month is an attainable goal and one that will hopefully keep me not frustrated.
So with this new goal I of course looked at Pinterest for inspiration. There were a few bullets in my quest. First, it had to actually look good to eat. Second, it had to be relatively fool proof. Third, it had to be a meal that I would not need professional help with.
So I am starting with a guacamole, tomato cheese sandwich. I might even try tomato soup while I am at it.
In the midst of all the madness on my calendar for the last 4 months, I am looking ahead to the holidays. There is absolutely no way I am ever going to be ready for them. Not. A. Chance. Feeling a tad overwhelmed and stressed to the max. So what do I do when I have absolutely no time to spare? I waste about an hour on Pinterest. Come on, I am sure you do the same thing. So what should I find that made me perk up? A mistletoe margarita. It exists my friends. It really does.
I think I found the Christmas Eve drink for the evening. Last year we doctored up some punch. This year I am going for the gold.