<me, one and a half>
On any given day I get to work at 9am, leave somewhere between 5:30-7:00pm, try to go to the gym after work a couple times a week, occasionally see a friend, practice my French (one of my goals for 2014 is to practice 6 days a week) and then it’s time to cook dinner.
I don’t have time for something fancy, the below pictures (if any) will not look professional or highly stylized. These are the things I make in my New York kitchen after a long day. Weekends are a little different but those are usually dedicated to breakfast items.
Meal planning is something I’m reading about more and more. I’m a big fan of the ones posted on What Would Gwyneth Do .
But here’s the thing; I love cooking (and baking). There’s something enourmously satisfying about making your food, and now that the food I make usually tastes pretty good, it’s even more enjoyable.
So here’s what I made last week!
<Disclaimer: it was a long weekend, I was more productive than usual>
I usually use regular milk, but seriously, these are the best pancakes, they’re more of a pancake-crepe hybrid. Tip for creating buttermilk in your own kitchen.
heart you Whole Foods English Muffins!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
I like to use half chocolate chips and half butterscotch chips.
For fresh baked cookies each time (especially when you only want 1, or 5): make the cookie dough, use a cookie dough scoop to form individual cookies, place in plastic bags and freeze, take out cookie balls as needed/wanted
Ribs & Baked Potato
Recipe from: Bone Suckin’ BBQ Sauce Label
Roasted Shrimp with orange chipotle sauce and Greek salad
Japanese Style Meat and Potatoes
Recipe from Keepers Cookbook
Went to another great class at Paper Source, and had a great dinner here.
Went out for goodbye drinks with a co-worker, picked up pizza on the way home