1) Eggplant – I cut it into small pieces, tossed it in egg, and covered it with bread crumbs. Then cooked it at 350 degrees in the oven for about 30 mins. I added it to some pasta sauce and it was delicious with spaghetti. I ended up cooking up Mike some sausage and ground beef pasta sauce instead, and it was missing some cayenne pepper and some red pepper flakes to heat it up a little. I’ll add them to my grocery list…
2) Chili garlic sauce and Soba noodles. We made another stir-fry this week and used two new items.
Chili garlic sauce is a great addition to a stir-fry. It adds delicious flavor and a little heat. We have been eating stir-frys a lot lately since they are easy to make, full of veggies, and just tasty!
Another addition to our stir-fry was Soba noodles. These Japanese noodles have a lot more protein than rice and the same consistency as spaghetti. I liked them, but Mike wasn’t very impressed. They were worth a try and I would eat them again.
3) Tofu- I’ve maybe had it once before, but never bought it at the grocery store to use at home. So I bought some of the softer tofu and added it to a salad and a shake during the week. I used quite a bit in both, and noticed that having shredded cheese and a little dressing covered the mild flavor in the salad. I could taste it a lot in the shake, but I did use a lot, so maybe a little less next time to get some extra protein and not overdo it with the flavor..
Tacos- are an easy and tasty meal. We fry our taco shells in a little vegetable oil on the stove, For filling we add ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, avocado, salsa, tomato, and a little sour cream. The avocados have to be just ripe…I have definitely learned how to pick ’em. I prefer the larger flour tacos over the corn, but we use both. We were in a rush last night, so I’ll post a photo next time I make them.
Kitchen Canvas Art- I am working on some canvas art for my now bare yellow kitchen walls. I’ll be incorporating red, yellow, brown, black, and white into my designs.
Last but not least: “Water”. San Jose is very hot right now, so it is very important for us to drink a lot of water.
I’ve been filling up the container below and adding fruit like lemon or orange slices. Putting water in this container earlier in the day gives me a set amount to drink and the fruit adds a nice refreshing flavor..
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!