Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11 - 15

So, we cleaned out the freezer yesterday. I had some idea of how much meat-type stuff we had, since we've been trying to keep an inventory on a sticky note on the fridge. But I was a little bit amazed by all the veggies and fruit that I've just sort of forgotten about... the stuff that I blanched and froze last summer and fall. Some of it totally surprised me, and I had only the vaguest sense of ever having seen it before -- like pumpkin puree. I did this? What did I do with it? And why, why, why, do I have SO many lentils in the freezer?

So last night we had a side dish of lentils with our barbecued salmon and asparagus. I think there will be lots of sides of lentils in the near future...

I also made pumpkin muffins with the pumpkin puree. Haven't tasted them yet -- I'll try one at breakfast tomorrow.

So, here's our menu for the week. We're also looking to use a bunch of dried red beans that I had in the freezer...

We're playing with the rotisserie again. This time, we'll try it with one of the venison roasts.
Also, roasted sweet potato.
And some red bean and corn salad:
1 lb dried beans, soaked and cooked
chopped red onion
chopped red bell pepper
chopped garlic
salt and pepper
olive oil
lime juice

This salad gets better the longer it sits. So we'll have it again tomorrow (and until it's gone!).

Venison tacos (with the leftovers from our rotisserie roast)
Bean and corn salad

Lobster ravioli (found some at Trader Joe's and I was hungry, so now we own it) with a sauce with, probably, mushrooms, spinach, pesto, parmesan cheese
Sauteed green beans (from our garden last summer... they've been waiting patiently in the freezer)

Sauteed scallops over salad

Hamburgers with sauteed peppers, mushrooms and onions
Sweet potato fries

And of course, lentils may or may not make an appearance at any point this week. I like them best with some onions and pepper, and a bit of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice. Yay, lentils!


the allmens said...

Your love for lentils makes me shudder.

I can certainly see someone tolerating lentils. But celebrate them??

Philip said...

How can you not celebrate lentils? Why, I was just saying the other day, I wish our lives had more lentils.

I celebrate the meat portion of our freezer.

p.s. my word verification is 'lents' Oh, so close.

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