I’m sorry to say there will be no Monday Meal Planning today. Between BlogHer happening this week and a bunch of house stuff going on (not to mention wanting to squeeze in as much cuddle time with Gabbie as possible before I up and leave for 4 days) this week is going to be light on the cooking. I do plan on making a couple of big crockpot meals so that Aaron doesn’t have to cook much while I’m gone, and if they turn out I’ll let you know.
Last night I made a big batch of the meat from one of my favorite recipes, Smoky Beef Tacos, and we’re eating that a variety of ways this week, including tacos and tostadas. The house smelled wonderful all day because I make this in the crockpot, and the smell had all three of us starving by the time dinner rolled around. Even Gabbie, my non-meat-eater, ate a ton of the meat. I actually had to cut her off because I wasn’t sure how the beef was going to treat her stomach since she’d never really eaten much beef before last night.
I also need to figure out what to do with a whole bunch of salad greens, because my crisper is overflowing with them right now thanks to the CSA. I think I’m going to try this salad, which is topped with bacon, a poached egg, and a warm vinaigrette, using mixed baby greens instead of the frisee. As a salad in which bacon factors heavily it sounds good to me! Other recipes that are probably going to happen this week include a kale pie from my favorite vegetarian cookbook (we keep getting kale and need a new way to make it interesting), and slow-cooker barbecue beans and sausage (from my new favorite magazine).
So, I guess this is kind of a meal plan. I usually post my plan from the previous week so I can ensure the food I recommend is tasty, so if these turn out they’ll factor into my plan next week. And, it really does sound like a lot of cooking for a week in which I wasn’t planning to cook, doesn’t it? Oh, well. It’s not a good week without good eats!