Apologies for the late posting. I see that many of you already checked today and I did not have anything up, yet! The day has just been very busy.
Pictured above: Last night's spur-of-the-moment ono dinner. I found some very nice ono over at Choice-Mart and was in a "Mexican food" mood, so I topped a tostada with the grilled ono, salad, salsa, pinto beans and sour cream. Um, maybe a little too much sour cream. Well, it was great.
For three weeks, I have been planning to get the garden going. I bought fertilizer, soil amendment, and seeds; apparently this ticked off the gardening gods. One of our former neighbors used to say, "Hilo gets 130 inches of rain a year. No matter what." He tracked it every day in his rain gauge and had years of records. I believed him. I can't garden in the mud, so that project will be put off again.
This week, I will have some tried-and-true items, and will also try some new things. Last week's biggest success? The mushroom burgers. They were great! I did make some minor changes, which I will discuss in another post. Here is what we have going, this week:
Sunday: Bobby Deen's Lighter Baked Spaghetti. I already made this and, because it makes a huge panful, took half to a sick co-worker. I also have some rolls and an Italian-style salad to go with.
Monday: I picked up a good-sized turkey breast, which I plan to marinate tonight and roast tomorrow. I thought it would be nice to have the leftovers for lunches. With it, I will make couscous and mixed vegetables.
Tuesday: We'll go meatless and have this Strata, along with some roasted broccoli.
Wednesday: I have not made Sam Choy's Meatloaf for a while -- I think we are due! I like the leftovers in sandwiches, too. Got to have mashed potatoes, carrots, and a salad with that.
Thursday: Try Something New Night. I will throw some chicken thighs into the oven, but the tricky part is that I want to try making some mushroom raviolis. I picked up some won ton wrappers and cremini mushrooms. Am thinking that if combine chopped mushrooms, cream cheese, and some thyme and salt in those little packages, good things can happen. Maybe. I am not good with dough so it may be a disaster. With that, those parmesan zucchini sticks that are all over Pinterest. You can't miss them.
Friday: Pork Chops with Dijon Mustard sauce, Brussels Sprouts, and Rice.
Everyone, have a great week!
- C. Ironing