I almost didn't get this post up today, but I am going to try to pull it together. My normal course of action is to plan the menus, shop, and post. Well, this week was so busy, that I made two super-fast trips into grocery stores, grabbed stuff, and figured I would just have to make it up. Wasn't there a game show in the 80's where people had five minutes on the clock and they'd run around in grocery stores, trying to grab stuff? I just remember people stuffing carts with meat. I guess I'd head there, too, and then probably the liquor aisle (not because I'm a lush, just because that stuff is expensive.) Anyway, I went off the rails, there. Here is what I came up with, in those dashes to the stores.
The photo above is of Mauna Kea, taken today. Mauna Loa also had snow. It was very pretty, seeing it on both sides of the highway.
I promised a picture of a recipe I tried last week. It was a Kraft casserole (a pot pie) which I decided to change up a little. It was great, although very rich. If you like cream cheese, you'll love it. The photo is at the end of this post.
Anyway, here are the results of my "grocery dash" finds. Have a wonderful week!
Sunday: Choicemart had Monchong (fish) at a very good price, so I plan to try this recipe and serve with rice, bok choy, and some fresh tomatoes.
Monday: Choicemart also had some lovely avocados, and so I loaded up a bag of those babies. I have some canned turkey chili in the pantry, and Dennison's does a pretty good job with it. I also see some tortilla chips, so BAM, as Emeril would say. There is dinner, along with some leftover rice.
Tuesday: Also grabbed some beautiful leeks at Choicemart, and some bacon. Those will become the Pioneer Woman's pasta. I think I have posted this recipe before. This stuff is wonderful. I will round this out with a salad and French bread.
Wednesday: I also spent about 15 minutes at Costco today in Kona, so grabbed some of their beautiful little multi-color peppers and French green beans. I'll make this Ropa Vieja (chicken version), black beans, and corn on the cob.
Thursday: If I saute' some bacon, and cook those Costco green beans, there the start of a nice meal. I have some stewed tomatoes in the pantry. I just need some corn bread. We will call that "Southern Night."
Friday: I spy some artichoke-mozzarella sausages in the freezer, and grabbed potatoes today, so if I add some artichoke hearts, there is a one-pan meal in there, somewhere.
Saturday: I think I deserve to get take-out. :-)