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.