Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cooking Crazy

For some reason I am still not totally aware of, I got it in my head that I wanted to cook enough meals for two weeks this last Sunday.

I think it started when one of my coworkers brought me a bag full of teeny tiny green bell peppers.  There were a ton of them.  And I didn't want them to go to waste.  But I also didn't want to eat nothing by bell pepper food for an entire week.  So I decided to make some things and freeze them.

But while I was at it, I should just make the food for the week too, right?  Totally.  And since it had been nice and rainy in the Willamette Valley lately, I should totally make some soup from scratch, right?  Oh of course.

So after some recipe research, a trip to the store and an encounter with the rudest check-out person EVER at Safeway (B!*%# tried to charge me for sweet onions when I bought yellow onions and for two red onions when I only bought one and then argued with me when I politely pointed it out), I was finally ready to cook.

I made Roasted Corn and Potato Chowder for lunch.  The recipe is from HERE and it was SO GOOD!!!  Easy and definitely worth it.  Trust me.

Then I made Stuffed Pepper Casserole (aka I chopped up some the bell peppers and mixed them with the filling, put it in a casserole dish and covered it with cheese).  It's in the freezer.

Then I made a tray and a half of chicken enchiladas.  In the freezer for both of those.

Then it was time for some Philly Cheese Steak Casserole.  That recipe is from HERE.  I doubled the recipe so we could eat some Sunday night and freeze the rest.  It was pretty dang tasty.  And according to the recipe, only 260 calories per serving.

What I didn't do?  Make my mom's Swedish Meatballs (even though she's Norwegian).  I also curiously didn't have any sweet items on the baking agenda but that's probably because I bought out Mrs. Field's the other night.  Oh yum.  And I plan to make some of Danielle's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and some Lemon Bars this week.

Fatty party of one?  Yup that's me.

But seriously I make some good Lemon Bars.

Of course it will take me a few days to recover.  My feet are still killing me.  It probably wasn't the best idea to cook for like 6 hours straight.


  1. This is such a good idea. I wish I wasn't so lazy because I would totally do this.

  2. i need to see and taste these lemon bars.

  3. I used to do that a lot and haven't recently. Now I want to! All the food you made sounds so good!!

  4. My grandfather was full blooded Norweigan too!!!!! Omg! I love this. Oh and the food .. Come be my chef. I love to cook but these sound yummy especially the chowder.


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