Monday, monday! Time to do my weekly purge of items in our fridge and get creative!
I had enough veggies to make a vegetable stock, but feel free to use store bought chicken stock or veggie stock if you already have it in your pantry! I used all my vegetables that I had left from my Doorganics bin from last week. Not sure who Doorganics is…check them out! They are an amazing local company. www.doorganicsgr.com
Maybe it’s spring (or lack there of), maybe it’s the vastly approaching Easter (not sure)…but egg salad sounded super delicious. So I made some with my little brown eggs. I am not one to follow the no meat on Friday’s rule…but I know a lot of my family & friends do so this is a simple recipe that you can make for a couple days worth. We in fact don’t eat a ton of meat on a day to day basis so it was nice to switch it up and get some good, smelly protein in our diets.
I would say that last weekend was one of the most memorable times I have had in the kitchen in a while. Whenever I cook in someone else’s kitchen it creates a sort of “oh shit” feeling…like “where’s this” or “do you have that” or “will they like it?” If I could pack up my whole kitchen and bring it with me I would…just for my own security reasons. The last thing I want to do is disappoint my peoples taste buds, so I feel the need to bring a lot of things with me just in case….husband you are used to this by now aren’t you!?
With all that said, last Saturday we had a gathering at our cousin Alex’s place in Royal Oak. First off, I have to say how much I love Royal Oak and secondly what a wonderful host Alex was. Unfortunately we were missing many a family members at this gathering, but you were all there in spirit and we raised a glass (or many) for you, you did not go unforgotten. Alex took all 7 of us in with open arms and was the greatest host & Sous Chef EVER! She even offered to chop a whole red onion…which at the end I think she may have regretted. Royal Oak has been a city that has been a part of my life for about a decade and at one point I almost even moved there to start my hair career. I have had my best friends come and go from there and still some that reside. It is a quaint and clean city with most everything urban at your finger tips.