I made up for the past couple weeks of not cooking by spending the better part of the past weekend and yesterday afternoon in the kitchen. I tried out a bunch of new recipes and had a great time trying some things that were more complicated than my recent fare.
A rundown, with links to recipes where appropriate:
Wine Braised Lentils Over Toast with Kale and Pearl Onions
This was my first try making (or eating!) lentils and it was definitely a success. Would I make it again? Absolutely. Do I need to find more lentil recipes? Yes, and soon!
Black Bean and Jalapeno Soup
Vegetarian and adapted from a Bobby Flay recipe, this simple soup was pretty delicious, if not a little spicy for my taste.
Cornbread–from scratch! What would I do without How to Cook Everything Vegetarian?
Baked Pasta with Gruyere and Mushrooms
So what if it’s elevated mac-n-cheese? It was still mighty tasty! Plus Brian, who’s not a fan of mushrooms, ate it.
I would write more, but I’ve somehow contracted my third cold of the winter. It’s pretty much kicking my butt. I was okay over the weekend (hence all the cooking), but last night I was in bed by 7:30. Plus being sick has dulled my taste buds so much that I can’t taste anything, so that’s uncool. Here’s hoping I’m feeling better soon, for the sake of my students, my sanity and this blog!