In an effort to save money and kind of control the amount of crap that goes
into our bodies, one of my New Year's resolutions this January was to cook more.
I work late a lot, and this resolution was probably doomed to fail from the start.
Nothing inspires a desperate search for bad/expensive take-out like getting home at 9 pm.
I've found that we stick to the "eating at home" thing most when I cook something on Sunday that we can eat for the better part of the week.
This Sunday I made two recipes from RealSimple.com, which is the best source for
easy, cheap and SIMPLE meal ideas.
So I made Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower and their Easy Meatballs.
Delicious and (somewhat) nutritious.
I love how they sneak in the veggie intake with cauliflower.
I follow the recipe pretty much exactly, except I double it, and
add about 1 1/2 cups of asiago or parmesan.
And the recipe for the Easy Meatballs.
We've just been heating up the macaroni and adding a little jarred marinara to the meatballs
and I've been sautéing a veggie each night to go with. So far I've added asparagus and garlic spinach to the mix.
By the way, can we talk about how much I want this pewter flatware?
I think it's just timeless, will wear well and go with everything.
They have a similar version at Pottery Barn,
but I'm not sure I like it as much.
And this pretty set from Neiman Marcus.
If anyone has any other great "cook-ahead" recipes---Send them my way!