Week 31 Cooking Results

Smoky Black Bean & Cheddar Burrito with Baby Spinach

Mash up some beans, add some spices, cook for a bit, blammo. I do often wonder where they get the cans that they claim. Almost every can of beans that I see at the store is in 15oz quantities, however this calls for'm guessing it was a bit under spiced, but it was still good. Especially after reheating it. I had this 3 meals in a row (dinner, breakfast, and lunch).

Bulgur Salad with Grilled Chicken and Parsley Pesto (p47 Bon Appétit June 2009)

This was pretty good, though I was generally upset with the quality of the apricots from Hy-Vee, I knew I should've just ignored the "fresh" and gone for the canned. Cause the fresh were quite a bit past their prime.

Chile and Cheese Tart (p104 Bon Appétit June 2009)

Took a while to cook, but it was pretty easy to do...

Hoisin Pork Tenderloin with Asian Carrot Salad (p104 Bon Appétit June 2009)

It told me to buy an asian salad dressing, but since I've pretty much made the decision that buying salad dressing is silly, I made my own...based on a recipe I found. It turned out ok, The Pork was great, but the salad...dunno...

Orecchiette with Caramelized Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, and Ricotta Cheese (p49 Bon Appétit June 2009)

This was super simple and good too. This has made me wonder about who buys the pasta styles at the local stores here (Dahl's, Hy-Vee, Gateway Market). Several recipes that I have used have called for orecchiette, which I don't think I've ever seen stocked, but they had Campanelle..and I said really? Oh well. There was a call for leftover products from this meal to make a frittata, but I'll be doing it anyways (even though I didn't really have leftovers from this).