Tasty Hobby

Because food matters

March Plan #1

This time of year is just about the worst time to start a food blog.  It will be a couple of months before my garden produces anything tasty or the farmers’ market has anything new to offer.  Yet, I’m supposed to find something interesting to cook each week and write about it for you, my loyal readers.  To make matters worse, I have a tendency to get in a rut.  For example, if I wear a green shirt on Monday, I often look in my closet on Tuesday and see another green shirt and think it would be a good idea.  As a general rule, it’s not a good idea to do the same thing twice, close together.

With full acknowledgement that I’m breaking two rules, here’s my plan for the week.

  1. Potato Parsnip Chowder – (see above for rule) very similar to Loaded Baked Potato Soup
  2. Salad greens with apples, nuts, bacon, and chicken
  3. Risi, Bisi, e Carote (Rice, Peas, and Carrots)
  4. Beans Rancheros – I’ve been making an effort to eat seasonally, but this recipe sounded good and I already had the ingredients except for the  tomatoes, which I bought at the store, despite the fact that they’re not in season.
Now, I just have to decide which one to write about.  I’m open to suggestions, so let me know what you think.


A Blog with a Plan

I’ve been trying to come up with a plan of attack for this blog adventure.  I found my first gray hair this weekend, and I really hope the two aren’t related.  (Don’t worry, though, it’s gone now.  I know I can’t do that with every one, but it seemed appropriate for the first one.)  Regardless, I think I have a starting place now…I’ll post my menu plan for the week and then choose one recipe to post in more detail.

This week, we’re planning on Pasta with Tuna and Capers, Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Skillet Hoppin’ John, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

The first three are from Mark Bittman‘s Food Matters Cookbook (where I got the subtitle for the blog) and the last one is from the latest Penzy’s catalog.