Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's cookin'

Paul and I decided that we don't cook enough. And what I really mean by that is, Paul decided that I don't cook enough. It's really hard just cooking for two (and a half) especially when you want the half to enjoy it and be able to eat it. He eats what we eat most of the time and that makes life a lot easier. But I've become really lazy. I have 2 things I make. Spaghetti and...I can't think of the other one. We grill chicken pretty often because we always have different marinades and frozen chicken on hand. But other than that it's like, grilled cheese, sandwiches, Del Taco, frozen already made Costco stuff, Home style Bakes (its a just add water, meal in a box). Nothing ever tastes that good, and we never have good side dishes to go with the main course.

We went grocery shopping a few days ago with several meals in mind. Sunday was pot roast and vegis, last night was sloppy joes, tonight was thai curry and pad thai, tomorrow is a barbecue with friends coming over, Thursday we're going to a party, and Friday is taco salad. Go us! I really enjoy cooking, but I don't know how long this variety will last. Mostly I'm trying to find things that are quick and easy and don't require having a lot of ingredients on hand, also stuff that freezes well.

Tonight was the best (and one of the easiest) meal we've had in a long time. We went to a thai grocery store the day we did major grocery shopping. We grabbed a tub of yellow curry paste, a couple packs of pad thai noodles, and then the owner of the store showed us some good spices and meat seasonings to try. We tried it out tonight and it was a huge success. Paul and I go to a restaurant here called Thai Table almost every time we go on a date. We always share pad thai and yellow chicken curry so that's what we made tonight. It was SO YUMMY! I'd post the recipes, but it was nothing really that you can get at a normal grocery store, and we kinda added stuff as we went along. We were so proud of ourselves and it was really easy and SUPER cheap to make. We decided we're going to open a Thai restaurant next to Thai Table. It's going to be called White Thai Affair. Catchy, huh??I wish you could smell this picture. You would probably drool a little.

If you have easy recipes, good recipe websites, good freezer meal ideas, etc. Feel free to send them my way...

4 comments:

Heidi said...

We like to buy meat in bulk at Costco and freeze it. We also buy frozen veggies and packets of rice in various flavors, which work great to have with tacos/quesadillas/burritos/breakfast burritos, a steak or chicken breast on the grill, or with pasta (just throw in some spinach or broccoli). Those are things we like to keep on hand and have several times a week in between more "special" meals that require me to follow a recipe.

Jes said...

White Thai Affair. You slay me! Clever on so many levels.

Heidi said...

Also, another meal we love during the summer is salad w/meat. As I was eating a leftover one from last night, I was thinking about writing up a quick post about how to throw one together, so I'll do that in honor of you. :)

maranoelle said...

Let me know if you want some 2-minute prep/throw 'n' go crock pot recipes! :)