Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday Stuff

I hope all my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We've been doing a lot of cooking lately.  Some recent meals have included lasagna:

With a makeshift caesar salad (had to throw the romaine out, so we used iceberg):

Beef tacos:

Bee bim bop:

Salmon with rice:

Beef pot roast:

Served with mashed potatoes, broccoli, and gravy:

Cauliflower rice:


Creamy bacon pasta:

Beef stroganoff:

Pork chop with a caper sauce, rice, and cucumber:

Breakfasts have looked like this:

And I baked some muffins too:

On Friday evening, after running numerous errands, it was too late to start cooking, so we picked up Indian food:

We've been lazing around this weekend and warming up the delicious leftovers.  We also made a trip to the new Costco in town; it is always such a busy place, so we really dread going, and usually make a trip only once every couple of months.  We stocked up on the things we'll need before Christmas.  I'm finding it hard to believe we are already thinking about Christmas, when it feels like just days ago that I was on summer holidays.

Our Spanish Level 1 class ended just over a week ago, which is good, since our evenings will now be busy with holiday get-togethers, shopping, and of course whipping up all sorts of festive goodies.  Level 2 starts up in the new year, and we're looking forward to it.  We should be able to get by quite well when we head to Havana in February.

Once the cold weather hit a while back, we decided to roast some type of meat dish every Sunday evening.  It started with a turkey, then a couple weeks back we made a smoked pork shoulder, then a beef pot roast last Sunday, and today we're making a pork roast.  It makes the house smell amazing and feel all warm and cozy, and provides us with leftovers for a few lunches.

In the spring I posted about the Best of Bridge: Sunday Suppers cookbook, which we were impressed with.  This week we're making a few dishes from Best of Bridge: Weekday Suppers, so hopefully this book is just as good.  Stay tuned!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  If you're American, how did you spend Thanksgiving?  Did you cook any Thanksgiving dishes?  If you're Canadian, are you watching the Grey Cup?  Did you make snacks?

(We aren't interested in the game tonight, so Netflix it is!)


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, all of those meals look so delicious! Roasted meats are such a comforting, delicious food! We spent Thanksgiving at my MIL's house. She did all of the cooking and just asked that I bring a fruit salad. It's not a dish I think of at Thanksgiving but it was good to have some fresh fruit to enjoy. If it was up to me, I would have brought a shredded brussel sprout salad. But the host is the boss so I complied!

Our weekend was really nice. We didn't have much going on which was great. I'm all about low key weekends with no plans!

Amber said...

The pictures of your pot roast made my mouth water, looks SO good! I wish we had a Costco here, the closest one is 2 hours away. We usually go at least 2-3 times a year to stock up.