A year in food – pictures II

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Zucchini Gate

Hey everyone,

This is just a quick one.

Do you know what I love? Friends and food. Oh yeah.

Okay, you’re getting confused.

I don’t know if I have complained here that we got A TON of courgettes this year and we have no idea what to do with them. I usually use them for soup and that’s about it.

While living this sad, sad dilemma, I come upon the sweetest lady and blogger, Sophie, who blogs over at Foodzesty, which might just be my absolute new favorite cooking blog (I love you all but, when you fall in love, you fall in love).

She suggested this wonderful recipe Courgette Pie (Kolokythopita), that I have yet to try, but which brought me great hope on being able to use up my HUGE zucchinis, instead of trashing them.

We got chatting and I’m very confident I’ve made a new sweet, sweet friend. She’s so awesome she has just posted yet another courgette based recipe,  Courgette Patties with Tzaziki Dip, which made me decide I want to marry her!! Now I have two awesome recipes to try this weekend, using the beautiful and plentiful zucchinis.

She’s even more lovely because she actually mentioned me in her post, which might have contributed to my marriage proposal.

Hello everyone, The other day I was chatting with a really sweet new blogger friend, in regards to recipes with Courgettes/Zucchinis.  She mentioned that her garden is filled with Courgettes, and besides soups she really didn‚Äôt know what else to do with them. So, because I know she is a very busy bee, I am posting another recipe that I think she will enjoy, as I hope you will too. ūüôā

I mean, she’s just precious.

Thank you so much for being so nice and friendly and sweet and helpful, dear Sophie.

I lit up as soon as I saw your new post. ‚̧

People, if you don’t know her already, you need to go over her blog. Just eat something first, otherwise you’ll get super hungry.

Meanwhile, Mr.R decided to take matters into his own hands and bake a lemon, carrot and zucchini cake. I’m anxiously waiting for it to come out. I’ll let you know.

If you like pictures of pretty vegetables and would like take a pick at our harvest, follow Mr.R’s amazing Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/masquericostomates/.

See you soon.

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Thursday Meal Plan and Recipe Share #2 (3 days late, just like everything in my life)

Dearest family,

By now, you already know I’m a f****** disaster. (Sorry, person who doesn’t like bad words, better now? Thanks). I had meal planned for the whole week but the whole week didn’t go as I had planed at all. I’ve been sick twice (maybe I’m getting punished for swearing) and I’ve been out to dinner when I didn’t think I would. Let us check last week’s Meal Plan:

Friday, 26th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. РCheck.

Lunch: Leftovers from Thursday. РProbably skipped?

Dinner: Watercress vegetable soup with potatoes, zucchini, carrots, turnips and onions. РNope. Had CEREAL!

Saturday, 27th of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. РProbably.

Lunch: Leftover watercress vegetable soup. РNope.

Dinner: Leftover watercress soup again, since I will be alone. РNope.

Sunday, 28th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. РOatmeal, I think.

Lunch: Eating out. РSkipped.

Dinner: Black beans, brown rice, mushrooms and a salad. РOut. Not good restaurant.

Monday, 29th of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. РAnd it tried to fucking kill me!!! (Sorry lady or whatever who you are)

Lunch: Leftovers. РNADA.

Dinner: Roasted chicken with potatoes and veggies. РPizza. I was in need.

Tuesday, 30th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. РNope. Cereal, I think.

Lunch: Leftovers. РNo idea.

Dinner: Grilled fish, veggies and rice. –¬†Nope, I cooked what I was supposed to have cooked on Sunday.

Wednesday, 31st of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. РNO WAY!

Lunch: Leftovers. РMaybe.

Dinner: Pasta and veggies with coconut milk. РNope. Cooked the fish I was supposed to have cooked on Tuesday.

Thursday, 1st of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. РNope.

Lunch: Leftovers.  РPff.

Dinner: Pork and mashed potatoes. Salad. РNo. Leftovers.

Okay, enough fun now. Let’s be more serious this week and really hope things go as planned, preferably without trips to the E.R or food trying to kill you or whatever. As you know, this was supposed to be published on Thursday, so I’ll tell you what I’ve been eating so far. No recipe share either since I had no time or patience to photograph anything. I’m really sorry, I’ll be better this week.

 

Weekly Meal Plan

 

Friday, 2nd of June

Breakfast:¬†I think I had some jello and just some coffee with milk. Was not feeling well, as I’ve told you.

Lunch: Was taking a nap.

Dinner: Rui took me out to dinner, had some amazing pizza.

Saturday, 3rd of June

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. (didn’t try to kill me, I think we’re good)

Lunch: I had some cherries. And later some coffee with milk and a small piece of dark chocolate as a snack. Later I had some olives.

Dinner:¬†Mr.R said he misses cooking so he’s taking care of it now. Chicken, I have no idea how he’s preparing it. But he’s an amazing cook so we’re fine.

Sunday, 4th of June

Breakfast: Trying the oatmeal again.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Pork + mashed potatoes + veggies + salad.

Monday, 5th of June

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. (If there’s no problem so far)

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Pasta + shrimp + veggies + coconut milk

Tuesday, 6th of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Boiled eggs + tuna + potatoes + broccoli

Wednesday, 7th of June

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Baked pasta + chicken + veggies + soy cream + cheese

Thursday, 8th of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Beans + raw chopped onions + lettuce + tomatoes + cucumber + corn + carrots

Snacks: (options)

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Dark chocolate (85% cacao)
  • Yogurt
  • Piece of fruit
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Tea and toast
  • Olives
  • Crackers
  • Jello
  • Popcorn

How was your week when it comes to food? Did you behave? What are you eating this week? Do share!