This week I cooked 3 vegetarian dinners to stick with my Body + Soul challenge. On Monday, we ate John Legend’s Macaroni and Cheese. I found the recipe when I looked through the meatless comfort food dishes on the Martha Stewart website. The sauce is made from evaporated milk and a little skim milk, and I didn’t love it. It made a huge amount – my husband and I had it for dinner and then I had it for lunch 3 days in a row. I like the macaroni and cheese that my husband and I make from scratch a lot more than this recipe. We got our recipe from his mother.
On Tuesday I cooked Portobello, Broccoli, and Red Pepper Melts. This recipe is from the Everyday Food Magazine from March 2008. I loved this one even though it included one of my least favorite food items: mushrooms.
Wednesday, we were supposed to have grilled mozzarella sandwiches. I found this recipe through the meatless comfort food dishes on Martha Stewart’s website. However, my husband was supposed to pick the ingredients up from the grocery store after he left work and we were going to fix them together when he got home. Most nights he leaves the office at 6:00 p.m., but of course, the night he needs to go to the grocery store he had a meeting that lasted until 7:00 p.m. By the time he would go to store, come home and fix dinner, it would be 8:00 p.m. So we made the decision to have Wendy’s instead (sorry Body + Soul challenge).
Thursday night I was excited to cook Cauliflower Gratin. This recipe was from the Everyday Food magazine from March 2007. I was hoping that I would love this dish, because there aren’t too many ways I like to eat cauliflower. It would be a good side item if you added some meat to it – like some pieces of crispy bacon or ham. But we ate it as a main dish and it didn’t have a lot of taste. My husband had to get up and add salt to his after a couple bites, because it was bland.
Tonight is our cheat night, and I can’t wait. My husband will be bringing home a pizza and a bottle of wine and we’ll enjoy watching last night’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice together.