Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend meal recap

See the avocado? I'll use any excuse to include it in a meal.

Last Saturday I made an Eggplant enchilada casserole for dinner.
It was yummy.

I've blogged about this recipe before but this time I did it a little different. I like to mix things up. It keeps things fresh. And it is not because I'm too lazy to run to the store if I'm out of something so I make something out of whatever I have on hand.

Mixing it up turned out to be;
black beans
brown rice
a variety of chopped veggies
jalapeno (we like spicy food. If a meal makes my nose run than it is all good for me. Too graphic?)
a variety of Mexican spices

and of course

I use eggplant as the tortillas since I try to keep my carb count fairly low, not to mention the wheat factor. This last time instead of making individual servings I made this in a 12" x 12" casserole dish. Making for plenty of leftovers. Of which we have been eating topped with poached eggs.

Youza! It is good with poached eggs.
I mean it was good before but the addition of a creamy poached egg just takes this to a whole other level.

Tonight will be stuffed green peppers, Mediterranean style.
Why Mediterranean?
Because I have a bunch of kalamato olives that need to be used.
Why stuffed green peppers?
Because green peppers were on sale for 3 for a $1.00.

See how this works for me? Do you plan meals? Or are you like me and use whatever you have on hand? Or as I like to say; fly by the seat of my pants.

Have a terrific week everyone. Happy eating!



  1. I'm definitely a "use whatever I have on hand" kinda cook. Of course, with my freezer, pantry and fridge I usually have a LOT on hand.

    I love the look and sound of this casserole; I'll have to give it a try, omnivore-style. ;)

  2. I'm a planner to the extent that, I buy the groceries so I'll write down on the whiteboard what the expected dinners are. That happens about 1 week out of 4. The other weeks we're just "fly by the seat of our pants" or "go across to the store" or "order in" type of people.

  3. Ooo, I've been on a "poached egg on top" kick. And I'm also a "use whatever I have on hand" cook. Necessity is, after all, the mother of invention.