I survived the first week of school. I realized that during the many getting to know you, introduce yourself activities that I participated in during those first days of class, I always introduced myself by mentioning something about food.
What is a great book you read this summer? The Sharper your Knife, the Less You Cry
What do you like to read? Cooking Memoirs and Food magazines.
I made a coat of arms, on which in the "something I am good at" section, I drew my beloved chef's knife, a tomato, a pepper mill and a skillet.
What was a highlight of your summer break? Cooking in a professional kitchen.
If you read the "about us" section on this blog you'll notice that I stated that I don't like the term foodie. To me, it sounds pretentious. . I like the experience of making and of course eating it. Some people are really into golf, or star wars or flower gardening. I really like all aspects of food. So fine, you can call me a foodie if you want to... or maybe a gourmande...
Now that's out of the way, here's the weekly menu:
tortellini pasta salad with zucchini fries
sausage and pepper empanadas* (we are on an empanada kick!!) with salad
squash, quinoa and walnut salad
frittata with spinach, tomatoes and cheese
lentil salad with baked fish
* I have a note that says "make extra empanadas"! They are nice to take for quick lunches, or even heat up for a hearty snack.
I bought an eggplant for experimentation. I'm not a huge fan of eggplant, but am coming around to liking it... so hopefully I will have time to do something with that!