It’s raining, and I’m putting off going for a run. So I’m reading recipes instead. And deciding how many times I can make soup in one week.
Sunday: In a bit I’m heading out for a nice long run in preparation for a half marathon in a couple of weeks. Long runs make me feel very indulgent afterwards, so I’m cooking something yummy for dinner tonight: Mussels with garlic & white wine (saute onions, garlic, some thyme in oil, add white wine and bring to a simmer — put the mussels in the pot and put the lid on, and cook until their shells open, then pull them out, cook the sauce down a bit — maybe with some butter — and pour it over the mussels) with crunchy baguette. I bought orange cauliflower yesterday (it looks like cheese!) so we’ll roast that to have on the side.
Monday: Halloween! We probably won’t get any trick-or-treaters, but since we lived all those years right in the middle of the trick-or-treat action, we still feel the need to be home early and be ready, just in case. So I’m planning something sort of time-intensive, since I’ll be hanging around waiting for that doorbell that just won’t ring: Butternut squash risotto with pancetta! I sort of loosely follow this recipe, but I start with sautéing cubed pancetta. I also use a mix of frozen squash and fresh cubed squash for more texture. On the side we’ll have sautéed kale with toasted pecans.
Tuesday: It’s going to be warmer today, so we’ll celebrate by using the grill. Grilled mahi mahi with seasoned brussels sprouts.
Wednesday: No plan today. Neither of us is sure how our day is going to go, so we’re just planning to graze/eat leftovers/eat peanut butter straight from the jar.
Thursday: Soup!!! Sweet & sour beef cabbage soup. First time trying this recipe, but I bought cabbage at the farmers’ market yesterday, so we’re going for it.
Have a great week! Happy November!