I've been trying to practice mise en place, or "everything in place," in my own kitchen lately. I love it, because, rather than making complete meals (which, tend to be more along the lines of casseroles) I've prepared ingredients, which can be thrown together quickly into meals.
Today I prepared:
-washed romaine, spinach & cilantro
-carmelized onion jam
My cheating processed item this week is frozen cheese tortellini. I haven't bought tortellini in years & I'm really looking forward to it! I plan to combine it with the braised mushroom, chicken & fresh parmesan.
My sweet item was the batch of pumpkin bread I baked today. With this weather, I couldn't resist! Plus, I plan to take a loaf to welcome the new neighbors. See? I HAD to bake some today.