Until I finally managed to get back into my kitchen yesterday, it had felt like I hadn't cooked in a week! (Really, it was more like a few days, but, you know what I mean.) Towards the end of last week, we were subsisting on leftovers and the ever-reliable pasta and burritos:
I swear, you could put guacamole on a rock and I'd consider eating it. :)
Friday, I picked up a few small things during my break so I could officially start my holiday baking and candy-making Friday night:
One down, eight to go!
Saturday morning, I woke bright and early, and decided to get the shopping over and done with for the next two weeks. After visiting THREE different grocery stores, (Asian market, Middle Eastern market, and the co-op,) I was much poorer, but had a carload of food, including all of my holiday baking supplies.
The baking is going to have to wait until next weekend, though, because it was time to make some REAL food!
"Old-Fashioned Cream of Mushroom Soup," from Love Soup, by Anna Thomas:
Yummy! Additionally, I'm not typically much of a broth fan, but I couldn't get enough of this one. Practically licked my bowl clean!
AND, it was time for "Brooklyn Pad Thai" again:
Broccoli has become a requirement with this recipe lately, and that's a good thing!
I'm SO excited to get busy baking this weekend! Watch for the finished products later this week!