beets, carrots, kale, leeks, micro greens, mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, squash
What’s for Dinner?
Friday pizza night’s on hold, in order to appropriately honor the Year of the Horse, on which we are about to embark! My veggies will find the perfect home in authentic chinese dishes from noted and honored chef Ceclia Chiang. After that, sorry, more quinoa. Why am I apologizing, I wonder. It’s the quintessential whole grain – lightening-fast cook time, tantalizing texture, and a complete protein, all in one. The rest of the weekend is full of it! Yes, because I’m still trying to lighten my load of the many bags that were unearthed during Pantry Clean-Out 2014. But, also because I was recently served this quinoa soup that I found so delectable, I just had to make it myself. And also because it’s the Super Bowl, and on Super Bowl day, whether I care about the game or not (not), I make chili. No way was I going to buy a bag of bulgar for my normal go-to veggie chili. Quinoa chili it is!
Remaining menu items include a smattering of dedications to local foodies I met recently at a Diane Morgan (local cookbook hero!) class. Chefs, restaurant-owners, cookbook authors (and wannabe authors), wine experts, culinary event planners, bloggers, home cooks, etc. So many interesting people, so many inspiring ideas!
Friday – ring in the (chinese) new year!
Saturday – bright & zesty quinoa soup
butternut squash soup with quinoa & kale (Not Just Baked)
Sunday – super bowl veggie fest
oatmeal chocolate chip carrot cookies (On Anna’s Plate)
Monday – breakfast-for-dinner, chez marie style
Tuesday – taco tuesday + beets(!)
Wednesday – a perfect mid-week pairing
savory squash bread pudding (Real Simple)
Thursday – sammie night, ala cutters
open faced crab & cheese on toasted sourdough
parsnip fries (Bon Appetit)