What’s happening in my kitchen

I was intrigued by Frugal Girl‘s report of what is going on in her kitchen today and thought I’d share what’s happening in my kitchen too.

This morning we had granola for breakfast.  I really ought to make it more often because we all really like it.

We have the beginnings of injera developing two big bowls on the back counter.  It always looks a little doubtful while doing its thing– but it becomes a yummy sourdough-type flatbread.  We’ll have Ethiopian food for dinner tomorrow night– yum!!

Today we picked the very first cabbage out of our garden.  Lunch was crab salad with Asian vinaigrette dressing. The fresh cabbage was really sweet and wonderful. The kids also had chicken noodle soup.  The chicken broth was homemade from cooking a whole chicken the other day and had carrots and zucchini and garlic in it.  The ramen that I added at the end was…well, ramen.  I’m liking the stuff less and less these days– I’ve been trying to eat healthier– but the kids all still beg for ramen.  So I compromise by at least making it with good homemade broth.

Also on the back counter I have dried tomatoes soaking. Tonight’s dinner is Baked Penne with Sun-dried Tomatoes .  And no, that wasn’t on my menu plan, but I saw it on pinterest last night, thought of the dried tomatoes languishing in the pantry since last year, and decided to give it a shot.  I’ll have to make the sauce dairy-free and mushroom-free since we are OUT of milk and mushrooms at the moment and I’m resisting the urge to go to the store.  But with enough butter and cheese I’ll think it’ll work fine.  (Actually, most of the kids will probably like it better without the mushrooms.) Probably I’ll season it a bit different than the original recipe too, since reviews found it a little bland.  Hopefully most of us will like it.

What about you?  Got anything going in the kitchen right now?



  1. Here’s what’s going on in my kitchen: NOTHING. I have completely lost my will to cook.

  2. It seems this summer I am hardly cooking at all, which is fine because by the time I get home from work, I am beat. A better routine will pick up once school starts up again.

  3. You amaze me. It took me about 2 hours to make rolls, partly because I forgot about them for a bit. BTW, those Jordan Rolls on pinterest are scrumptious! The smell woke my husband up! And your crab salad sounds fantabulous!!!!!

  4. Daughter is making red velvet cupcakes with chocolate frosting–she really wanted to try the new pastry sleeve she bought me so the cupcakes are decorated quite fancy.

  5. christy says:

    We have ham and pineapple kabobs on the grill right now. We will add some leftover sides to go with it. It is just too hot to cook right now!

    I have been trying to do any baking first thing in the morning. What granola recipe do you use?

  6. My five year old mixed up her own version of flavored greek yogurt (with apple sauce and mango jelly) for herself and sisters. My four year old is making quesadillas in the microwave. 🙂 As for me? Well, I pulled out a bag of peas and broccoli and a container of dip. I eat better when healthy stuff is the easiest thing to get to.

  7. I tried to make injera several times, & my starter kept going bad. 🙁 I had hoped to learn to do it correctly, because I live two hours from the nearest Ethiopian restaurant.