The most exciting Friday night is happening here at my house tonight.
Lots and lots of cooking. I have been slacking recently with my planning, but since I found a farm to buy meat from, I decided it was time to start again. Especially since they only deliver once a month (sometimes twice). My poor freezer. Almost full, half full, almost empty, completely stuffed.
So to make all my plans happen, it means I need to get cooking! Hence the exciting Friday night.
#1 – Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread
I’ve actually been working on this since last night, and I made bread without an exact recipe, so we’ll have to see how that turns out. The crumbs are really sour – sourdough sour, but more so than the store bought sourdough I’ve had before.
#2 – Roast Chicken with Green Things
Yes, it’s probably the most awesome name you will ever hear for a recipe, ever. It’s exactly what it sounds like – take chicken, cover with butter, or oil or some other fat and the season with salt, pepper, and all of the green herbs you have.
#3 – Pasta Dough and Meatballs
Not too much of a recipe, but here it is. Half ground beef, half ground pork, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, random herbs that felt right at the moment. They smell sooo good while they’re cooking.
And yes, this is just the beginning of what I have planned. On the books for tomorrow, and the rest of the weekend? Chicken stock, spaghetti sauce, Broccoli and cheese soup, making more bread (really, can there be too much?), and refried beans.
And later next week, my very first attempt at homemade gnocchi!!!