Other than the totally unseasonable 63 degree “winter” weather today, it’s been freakin freezing here in New England. We’re talking in the single digits and feeling even chillier with the wind. Can’t really complain though, because we haven’t gotten much snow (though I do love a good snow day here and there!), and being so cold outside has given me the opportunity to hunker down on the inside.
Things were busy there for a couple months with the holidays and everything. And wedding planning had been in constant full swing for a good stint, and while that’s all fun and everything, because it’s our wedding, it’s also… well, it’s a lot of work. And it can be tiring. And so with the cold weather and the hectic season settling down a bit, it’s given us the opportunity to just relax at home, hunker in on these cold days, and enjoy just a few moments of calm. It’s been a nice treat.
While we’ve been inside, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, and a little bit of baking. Here’s some of my favorites from Pinterest:
These puppies were GOOD. They yielded a whole lot, good for leftovers, and were a healthy weeknight meal. Not tons of prep time really involved, which is key for us after a long day. I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy and healthy meals.
This next one is one of our favorites. We’ve made this probably a half a dozen times now, and it’s one of our go-to’s. I’m obsessed with cooking with quinoa, and the mix of light coconut milk with the quinoa, the scallions and a couple eggs for added protein really makes for a hit. And this one? TONS of leftovers. So yummy:
Also good on these cold nights has been some chili courtesy of ManFriend’s special recipe, and some easy casserole dishes. This next one we loved…
These muffins are a really good treat on the side with some chili. I baked up a batch to bring to our friends’ on Saturday night- they made the chili, we made these puppies and damn were they good:
Combo any of the above with a glass of red wine, and believe me you, you’ll be warming up in no time.
What’s your favorite weeknight meal?