Tagged with Cooks Illustrated

This Week’s Menu

Getting a late start on planning things out this week. Wednesday Tilapia with lemon-caper can sauce, sautéed spinach, baked risotto, and peas. Thursday Baked ravioli (Cover & Bake), side salad Friday Tomato Soup (Slow Cooker Revolution), Frittata (How to Cook Without a Book), salad Saturday or Sunday Meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, green beans with almonds … Continue reading

So Smug, Yet So Delicious

At the top of our weekly menus lately is sautéed tilapia fillets with a pan sauce, sautéed spinach and a baked rice or barley. It’s a pretty plain meal on the surface: fish, green, grain. But put together, I am really pleased with it. The white wine vinegar pan sauce is vinegary and mustardy; the lemon-caper sauce, delightfully acidic; … Continue reading

Roasted Veg & a New Cookbook

Roasted Veg & a New Cookbook

I am a sucker for roasted veg and for new cookbooks from Cook’s Illustrated. I heard Jack Bishop and one of the other chefs (I can’t remember her name) from CI on Fresh Air talking about The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook and I bought it immediately.  We are omnivores, but if I cook more vegetarian dishes, … Continue reading

Penne alla Vodka with Broccoli

Penne alla Vodka with Broccoli

I was ready to retitle this blog: Cooking in the Dark because it was getting to be so difficult to take any pictures of anything I was cooking at dinner time. By the (even early) evening it was still dark and cloudy and cold. And then finally spring, or rather, summer, hit and now there is … Continue reading

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This week I thought I would try planning my menu for 2 weeks instead of just one in the hopes that I can get away with only one trip to the grocery store. I don’t mind grocery shopping every week-I actually really like grocery shopping-but I tend to spend the same amount of money per … Continue reading

Cheesy Baked Rice

Cheesy Baked Rice

I go through bursts of cooking. I’ll plan out a delicious, healthy week of new recipes and then spend the next week cooking easy things. So right now we’re in a week of easy things. And the other evening I had planned to have salmon out of the freezer (Costco) and whatever vegetables we had … Continue reading

Yummy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Yummy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

I make a lot of soups. Particularly in the winter, but really all the time. Piano lesson night has become soup and baked potato night. The kids’ lesson is from 5-6, so it’s too early to eat dinner before we leave, and there’s not enough time when we get home to start to prepare something. … Continue reading