Is it just me or did this week go by really quickly? Yikes. Usually I can’t wait for the weekends but this week I kind of feel like I’d like to shoehorn an extra weekday in somewhere because I have so much to get done. December is shaping up to be a busy month–lots of cooking, lots of baking, and of course, lots of shopping.
(Oh, and guess what else? I have two giveaways lined up for this month too! I haven’t done any of those in a while, so I thought I’d do a few for the holidays.)
I know I’m not the only one who’s busy this month, so I have some easy recipes for you in this post. And one that’s not so easy, but that’s totally worth the time and effort. Here’s what I ate this week:
Veggie-Loaded Polenta Bake // This is one of my favorite quick meals. Saute some veggies in olive oil (I used an onion, a zucchini, and 8 ounces of mushrooms), slice up a tube of polenta, and layer it with pasta sauce, cheese and the sauteed veggies in a baking dish that’s been sprayed with oil. Bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Easy, filling, and so tasty!
Kale and Lentils with Tahini Sauce from Real Simple // The October issue of Real Simple had a bunch of easy kale recipes in it and I’m determined to work my way through each one of them. But maybe I’ll just make this recipe over and over again because it is so so good! Tahini, kale, and lentils–so many of my obsessions in one dish.
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with Apples and Caramelized Onions from Once Upon a Cutting Board // …and speaking of a bunch of food obsessions in one dish! This one has apples, pumpkin, caramelized onions, cheddar, and BEER. My photo doesn’t do this justice (mostly because I couldn’t wait to dig in and eat), but holy heck, this was made of awesome.
Apple Cheddar English Muffin Sandwich // English muffins were Buy 1, Get 1 Free at the grocery store last week, so I’ve been eating a whole mess of English muffins lately. This one is topped with cheddar cheese and sauteed apples. So it’s kind of like my Apple Cheddar Pizza in sandwich form, minus the onions and walnuts.
Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies // I remade these to take the photo again (YES, I am still doing that!). These are not the best looking Christmas cookies you will find, but they are crazy easy and everyone loves them.