Monday, May 18, 2009
Lately we have been having a weekly theme to our meals. It all started after Easter when I bought a 10 pound ham on sale for $4. We saved so much money that week, but I had to get creative preparing the ham in different ways. Last week I bought three bunches of fresh asparagus at the farmer's market. I started with an easy recipe that I have been cooking for years is a Pasta Primavera from Real Simple Magazine. Next I tried a new recipe for Pasta with Goat Cheese and Roasted Asparagus from Martha Stewart. I found that they were different enough, but having several similar ingredients made it easy to shop, plan and prepare. This weeks theme is "eat up what we already have in the cupboards and fridge." Brussel Sprouts, chicken, squash, salmon...hmm...I will probably be visiting Martha again, I'll let you know what I find.