Weekly Lunches: #20

Wow! A round number! Only five more weeks to go in the year and it kind of feels like an accomplishment to have posted 25 (hopefully) out of 52 weeks. I don’t think anyone looks at my blog though so maybe the effort isn’t worth it? *shrug*

couscous, salad, apple zucchini and carrot pancakes, yogurt with raisins, banana chicken and vegetables over mashed potatoes, apple, salad

lentil falafel, salad, yogurt dipping sauce, apple

carrot-cucumber sushi, grapes

Menu: Cat Sitting

We have friends who have four cats and go out of town for a few days every month. This means that we get to hang out with a lot of cats several times which is really cute most of the time. I don’t have any deeper thoughts than that about the menu this week – apologies.

Saturday leftovers
miso udon soup

Sunday eggs and toast
general tso’s cauliflower, rice

Monday vegetable quiche, carrots and hummus, fruit
bean and cheese quesadillas

Tuesday sopa de fideo, bolillo, corn salad
general tso’s cauliflower, rice

Wednesday baked chicken, chutney, mashed potatoes
vegetable quiche

Thursday refried bean and cheese quesadillas, corn salad
sopa de fideo, bolillo

Friday egg noodles with vegetables, boiled egg, salad
pizza

Things to Make

general tso’s cauliflower
vegetable quiche
quesadillas (refried beans)
sopa de fideo
bolillo

Shopping List

apple
oranges
plums
bread
cauliflower
puff pastry
cheese
carrots
beans
tortillas
canned tomatoes
thin pasta
corn
mashed potatoes
salad
soy sauce
dumplings
milk
cereal

salmon
green beans
spinach

Recipe: Potato Croquette

If you ever wanted to eat mashed potatoes as a finger food: this is it. These are perfectly creamy and deliciously cheese filled but in the future I might actually not shred the cheese but instead place a small cube inside each ball just for a next texture change. To make them much easier to bread I froze them before but you bread them right away if you’re impatient. This is great if you have leftover mashed potatoes (though who has leftover mashed potatoes?).

Potato Croquette

Weekly Lunches: #19

I feel like I used to make much more exciting lunches but I can’t seem to get out of this rut? I want to pack more things but it just seems like a big deal over nothing? I don’t know, still thinking about it.


Harira, bread, salad, plums

Salmon omelette, yogurt with trail mix, apple

Ratatouille risotto, salad, apple

Mac and cheese and spinach, plums and grapes

Aloo Dahi, rice, grapes

Menu: Thanksgiving Already!?

It’s already Thanksgiving week. Since we’re abroad we’ll be “celebrating” it on Friday. In terms of celebrating…I just like an excuse to make a full menu dinner. Plus it’s an excuse to break out some of the fancy wine that we bought when we were on vacation which is really all you can ask from a holiday.

Saturday leftovers
out @ J├╝rgen’s

Sunday salmon omelettes
lemon chicken soup

Monday lentil falfels, yogurt, salad, fruit
chicken and mashed potatoes

Tuesday lemon chicken soup, bread, carrots and hummus
pasta with vegetables

Wednesday carrot and cucumber sushi, miso soup, fruit

Thursday stir fry noodles, carrots and hummus, fruit
lentil falfels

Friday

couscous with harrisa, salad, fruit
THANKSGIVING:
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Creamed Corn with Chilies
Pan Fried Green Beans and Potatoes

Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Turkey Roulade

Vanilla Pudding with Coffee Surprise

Things to Make

sushi
lemon chicken soup
stir fry noodles
vegetable pancakes
lentil falfels

Thanksgiving Recipes:
sweet potato biscuits
cream corn with chilies
pan fried green beans and potatoes
turkey roulade
vanilla pudding with coffee surprise

Shopping List

red sauce
apples
oranges
bananas
limes (6)
carrots
cucumbers
zucchini
salad
cherry tomatoes
egg noodles
pasta
lentils
couscous
selga cookies
sweetened condensed milk
milk x 2
cream
butter
hummus
yogurt
frozen veg

Recipe: Turkey Bolognese

This is such a simple sauce but it’s absolutely delicious. Served with a wide noodle to pick up all those nice chunks of turkey (or chicken or beef or whatever ground meat you end up using) and tomato there’s really something truly delicious about taking good food and making a good meal. You can add some grated Parmesan on top but I found that if seasoned right, the cheese just didn’t have much to add so it’s all about your taste. You can add in more spices or herbs if you want but I found the perfectly paired down flavors packed a nice punch and with just salt and pepper you’re able to really taste the underlying garlic, olive oil, and balsamic. Sometimes life is better when it’s simple.

Turkey Bolognese

Weekly Lunches: #18

I feel like I’m very slow at everything suddenly but at least I’m up to number 18 with my lunches. If I don’t manage to post for any of the next four more weeks I’ll have still have posted a little more than every other week which is ehhh, not great but better than nothing. I don’t know if posting does anything since I don’t actively try to grow an audience but at least it proves I can kind of do things regularly when I want to.

hummus wrap, salad, mandarin, kiwi tomato soup, carrot roll, salad trash casserole, carrots and hummus, apple, kiwi couscous with vegetables and harissa, yogurt with kiwi, apple hummus wrap (the reprise, now with carrots), boiled eggs, kiwi

Menu: Always Behind

I can never tell if I’m overextending myself or actually just very lazy and easily distracted. What a terrible confusion. Anyway here is this week’s menu and I promise there are three more recipes coming down the pipeline very soon I’ve just kind of forgotten to edit them because it takes quite a bit of time and I’ve been writing so much lately that it ended up feeling more like a chore than a record / fun.

Saturday leftovers
mac and cheese with spinach

Sunday eggs and toast
out @ Greta’s

Monday harira, khobz, green beans in garlic and cumin
ratatouille risotto

Tuesday mac and cheese with spinach, fruit
salmon and egg wrap

Wednesday ratatouille risotto, salad, fruit
harira

Thursday salmon and egg wrap, salad, fruit
kitsune udon

Friday aloo dahi, rice, fruit
pizza

Things to Make

Mac and Cheese with Spinach
Ratatouille Risotto
Salmon and Egg Wrap
Harira
Aloo Dahi
Khobz

Shopping List

chickpeas
canned tomatoes x 2
apples
mandarins
grapes
potatoes
red pepper
onions
eggplant
arugula
chives
zucchini
mushrooms
garlic
risotto
flour
cheddar
butter
cream cheese
milk
cereal
chicken
salmon
green beans
spinach

Weekly Lunch: #17

I think next year I’m going to start posting these starting with the number one again so I can see how many weeks I actually hold to the posting part. I haven’t been 100% with my making or tracking or photographing of lunches either but I feel like I’m into the 95% territory which is all you can ask of humans really.

coconut lentils with vegetables, carrots and hummus, grapes potato croquettes, curry dipping sauce, salad, mandarins bean enchiladas, spiced rice, apple, grapes turkey bolonegese on homemade pasta, salad, apple chicken pot pie, salad, apple

Menu: Behind November

The last two months of the year somehow get more full than the rest of the year (also it’s almost next year, when did that happen?) but this week will be especially weird because it’s Tallinn Restaurant Week so we’re going out to dinner TWICE for that and over to a friend’s for dinner as well. I basically don’t have to cook at all – that’s a bit hyperbolic but certainly a lot less than usual.

Saturday eggs and toast
leftovers

Sunday pancakes
out @ Umami

Monday veggie hummus wrap, boiled egg, salad
trash casserole

Tuesday roasted tomato soup and gulerodsbrud, salad, fruit
out @ Milan’s

Wednesday trash casserole
baked fish and spiced potato wedges

Thursday chicken stir fry
out @ Tabula Rasa

Friday harissa spiced couscous, yogurt with fruit, red pepper slices
pizza

Things to Make

veggie hummus wraps
roasted tomato soup
gulerodsbrud
trash casserole
chicken stir fry

Shopping List

dry cat food
rice noodles
frozen veg
hoisin sauce
lavash
eggs
salad
tomatoes
sunflower seeds
carrots
cheese
potatoes
couscous
yogurt
red pepper
zucchini
cereal
milk