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the haas machine: Wednesday's "What We Ate Feb. 18-24, 2013"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday's "What We Ate Feb. 18-24, 2013"

This week of eating was a bit different for us. We were planning to go to a cabin for the weekend with friends, so that took up a majority of my need for planning, which was quite the treat. I really love meal planning, but sometimes it is definitely one of those things that isn't the most appealing thing to do. Sometimes I just would rather take a nap. 

Having lovely cookbooks for inspiration has definitely been helping me get into planning more, although it's not really reflected in this week's plan... maybe next week? The cookbooks that I've really been digesting lately are: Homemade Pantry (wonderfully simple recipes for staple items you usually purchase), Secrets of the Best Chefs (full of lots of great tricks, as well as scrumptious recipes) & Epicurious Cookbook (tons of inspiration for special date nights & fancy dinner parties), all of which are available at our public library.

If you're from La Crosse, please don't request these books any time soon! I'm too attached! I need at least 30 more weeks with them. What are your most inspiring cookbooks or cooking resources?
Part of Monday's dinner: chicken egg rolls with a dipping sauce (soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, & roasted sesame seeds). The homemade vegetable ramen was mostly a flop, so we need to find a new recipe next time

What We Ate Feb. 18-24, 2013
Monday: Homemade vegetable ramen soup with chicken eggrolls
Tuesday: Sweet potato hash with caramelized onions, sausage, & eggs
Wednesday: Crockpot mac 'n' cheese
Thursday: We went to a cabin with some friends in Wautoma, WI & ate at this little gem
Friday: Vegetarian mole chili topped with cilantro & sour cream, served with cornbread
Saturday: Homemade turkey egg rolls with vegetable fried rice & orange chicken
Sunday: Take 'n' bake pizza with raw carrots, celery, red & green peppers & a garlic cheese spread

I also made whole wheat coconut chocolate chip cookies & basic almond granola this week

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