Happy Friday, Everyone. Tonight, we’re celebrating getting through three weeks of quarantine with a classic comfort food dinner: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and a peanut-y kale-cabbage slaw I’ve been meaning to test for my next book. We’ve been trying to think of something to do this weekend that might differentiate a weekend day from a weekday day. (A 10-mile family walk instead of a 2-mile one? Eat in the dining room instead of the kitchen? Wear eyeliner?) Ideas welcome! Today, I wanted to list all the quarantine recipes we’ve made, all in one place. I hope this will help you organize your own cooking and shopping if you’re hitting the supermarket this weekend. I’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday.
Projects: Mostly Baking, Mostly Sweets
Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies
Crepes (Nutella & Strawberry)
Bon Appetit’s Shockingly Easy No-Knead Focaccia
Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Yeasted Overnight Waffles
Pantry: Mostly Dinners, Mostly Veg
Crepes, Ham & Cheese
Curried Red Lentils
Chicken Noodle Soup
Tomato-White Bean Soup
Quinoa Bowl with Spinach and Egg
Three-Bean Chili with or without Beyond Meat
Easy Tofu Bowls with Greens
Spiced Chickpea Stew
Pasta Con Ceci
Egg Salad with Pickled Onions
And yes, my dinner diary, shown above, is still alive and kicking, and in fact just celebrated its 22nd birthday. (I can’t wait to read back these pages as a detached anthropologist, as opposed to what I am now, a scared person cooking her way through a crisis.) You’ll also note that lately, we haven’t been as strict about our weekday vegetarian eating — but I imagine that will be back on track soon.
Stay safe, stay home.
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