Meals and treats from this week so far . . .
This is one of those meals that I make when I can't think of what else to make, or when I have veggie odds and ends to use up, or when I have a ton of gorgeous looking veggies on hand! This week, it was the third reason. Roasted tofu with red pepper, sweet potato, butternut squash, green beans, purple potatoes, beets, garlic, and "Northern Blend" from Wayzata Bay Spice Company. Holy hell, this was a tasty, nutritious lunch!
Homemade pizza and salad! Artisan Bread half whole-wheat crust topped with homemade pesto, local mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, homemade veg Italian sausage, onions, kalamata olives, and oven-dried tomatoes. Thankfully, there's enough extra cheese, another crust, and plenty of pesto leftover . . . I think we're having pizza again later this week! Nom, nom, nom.
Monday night dinner:
Not to keep tooting my own horn or anything, (wait . . . that's what you DO on a blog, right?), but I think I might make the best fajitas I've ever had. Marinated tempeh, peppers, and onions, topped with queso fresco, salsa, lettuce, and homemade guacamole. Leftovers for lunch today were just as satisfying!
Geez, we've been eating a lot of white flour this week! Whoops. Anyhow, tasty kale and sausage stew from Tofu Mom, with two baking powder biscuits on the side. Man, if I could have, I would have eaten the entire pan of biscuits. I think I'm kind of falling in love with butter a little bit . . . perhaps I'm just channeling my inner Julia Child?
And I thought I'd save the chocolate for last:
This pan of brownies is quickly disappearing 'round here, because, I must confess, I think these might be the best brownies I've ever made. Gooey, fudgy, rich, not too sweet, everything I want out of a brownie, anyway! Mmmm. Dan's been having ridiculous brownie sundaes every couple of days or so, and I've just been sneaking bites straight out of the pan. :)
In other news, I've been having intense pastry cravings lately -- well, cravings for sweets in general. Must be the cold weather! Anyone else's body trying to pack on a layer of fat before the winter? Mine sure wants all the butter, white flour, and sugar it can get right now! I'm trying to keep the treats reasonable, but it's been a struggle . . . !! ;)