Cooking as nesting

I haven’t started scrubbing the grout yet, but I have been busy in the kitchen:

  • Oatmeal pecan cookies (recipe from Joanne Chang’s Flour)
  • Broccoli potato cheddar soup (recipe from Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Soups)
  • Pizza (Trader Joe’s pizza dough for the crust, homemade pesto with basil from our garden, mozzarella, broccoli, grape tomatoes sliced lengthwise and placed face-up so the juice doesn’t make the pizza dough soggy)
  • Oatmeal craisin cookies (recipe from Flour)
  • Sweet potato pumpkin carrot soup (butter, onion, 2 sweet potatoes, 1 can pumpkin, carrots, bay leaf, vegetable broth)
  • Chocolate chip cookies (Tollhouse recipe, with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt on top when they come out of the oven)
  • Chicken Parmesan over orzo
  • Applesauce with three different kinds of apples from the farmers’ market
  • Potato vegetable soup (butter, onion, garlic, 2 potatoes, carrots, broccoli, vegetable broth, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste, frozen corn; finish with cream if feeling decadent; puree half for a nice thick base)
  • Brownies (the Ghiradelli mix from Costco)

And Ben has made a couple Smitten Kitchen recipes:



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4 responses to “Cooking as nesting

  1. Reblogged this on Fred Donaldson and commented:
    Talk about “busy” in the kitchen! The daughter-in-law is amazing.


  2. The broccoli potato cheddar soup sounds really good. And now I’m making those twice-baked potatoes tomorrow!


    • The soup is great and pretty easy. The twice-baked potatoes take a while and are a lot of work – Ben says he isn’t making that recipe again.


      • I do find it strange that this recipe is listed in the “Weeknight Favorites” category. Who has time on a week night to bake potatoes twice? (I mean, technically I’m making them on a week night, but it’s a holiday so I’m not doing it after work.)


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