Each week before I make my grocery list, I take everything (well not the condiments!) out of my refrigerator to see what I have left from the week before to work with. Typically it’s a random menagerie of fruits and veggies from the prior week’s CSA pick up and staple items from the week before, i.e. chicken, taco meat, etc. Once it’s on the counter, I wipe down all of the shelves in my refrigerator and then decide what I’m going to make with all of the left overs. I rarely throw anything out–unless it’s gotten funky of course! This
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I always start my week with baking/broiling/grilling, or preparing in some fashion, six chicken breasts and I always pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. So I am bound to have left over chicken on a regular basis. This recipe works great with any left over chicken–white or dark meat and is a twist on a typical chicken salad. I typically eat this over a lettuce salad where my husband would prefer it in a wrap.
My mom was the queen of soup. For years she was the “Soup Nazi” behind the scenes for Grand Central Station–a coffee shop where I grew up and they sold out every day. One of my favorite soups that she made was the Williamsburg Inn Turkey Soup, which is in our Winter cookbook. But in my quest for gluten free, dairy free options I’ve been steering away from this soup and many that our in our cookbooks since they are creamy soups. So I set out this week to use some leftovers–rotisserie chicken and carrots and to tackle the roux
It is another chilly fall day in New England and all I want to do is curl up in a blanket and read a book–and make soup…and make cookies–but I’m resisting that need so far! Each week at the grocery store I pick up a rotisserie chicken for the what ifs of the week. What if I don’t have time to pull together a dinner? What if Mir will only eat chicken this week? (He’s four and picky) What if I want to make something with chicken but I’m too lazy to cook said chicken? This is typically what happens.
In an effort to help in your meal planning, I’m launching a new weekly post for what I’ve made (or am making) ahead for the week. You certainly don’t have to do it ahead, but for me, that’s my lifesaver. I call it my Sunday Cookingpalooza! This week my menu contains: Breakfast Egg Cups Waffles–I make a double batch of waffles and then freeze them in a large zip lock bag. Each morning I take out what I need and toast them for my own homemade “frozen waffle”. Fruit Salad–typically a mix of strawberries, blueberries, red grapes, black berries and/or