Food Follow Up: 1/16 Menu
Slow cooker marinara - Yes ma’am. Easy, deep flavor, and cheap - for around $3 of ingredients it made enough to fill a 32 oz mason jar and a couple of quart ziplocs (which I froze).
Crock pot gyros (heeding SMM’s important notes) - LOVED. Definitely double the seasonings, I don’t see the recipe amounts being enough. A refreshingly different weeknight meal that requires hardly any effort, other than pureeing meat and that’s definitely weird but shhhhh don’t think too much about it.
Brown sugar and balsamic glazed pork loin - Not crazy about this. Mine looked nothing like the photos and was on the dry side. Micah commented that he wished the glaze was gravy instead. Probably won’t revisit.
Italian sausage burgers with garlicky spinach - Cutting open sausages and making them into preseasoned little burgers? Genius. How did I not think of that? Remember that the sausages are already salty and don’t need any additional s&p. Please don’t be afraid of anchovy paste, go easy and all it adds is depth of flavor. Or skip it if you can’t handle knowing there is smooth fish in your greens. Your loss. I didn’t make or buy sundried tomato pesto because I am cheap/don’t care. The meal didn’t suffer.
Special impromptu guest this evening of creamy tuscan white bean pasta - I high fived a million angels. Micah enjoyed it immensely except for the beans because I learned today “beans and pasta don’t go together”…. -____- whatever dude.