My first week of cooking was….less than exciting. (And it was cut short by a weekend wedding in Texas.) I was a little bit disappointed by my creativity, I tend to gravitate towards recipes I know and like as opposed to the Kentucky Proud site. And the theme this week was apparently turkey.
Turkey loaf, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Green Salad
The turkey loaf was surprisingly healthy comfort food that I had never thought of making before. Mashed potatoes and salad were fine. Off to a good start.
Tacos (with the leftover turkey from the turkey loaf.) Boring. But still tasty.
My most favorite turkey chili recipe ever. It is super easy to make and there are lots of leftovers. I add a little extra chipotle (careful, it’s super hot…and P.S. no one in Kentucky knows what en adobo means…I had to go to three stores to find it), corn, and use plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream. If you have avocados it’s even better. Super delish. (My colleague told me that to maximize the scrumptiousness of any chili, corn and chipotle are a must. So true.)
Beef Stroganoff (per Paul’s request)
A few changes to make it a little bit healthier: wheat noodles instead of egg (makes a huge difference in the amount of cholesterol), fake soy meat instead of ground beef (a bag of it stolen from Paul’s parents’ house), and again plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Wasn’t a huge fan of the recipe, tasted like it was missing something…maybe meat. Though I’ve made beef stroganoff before with fake meat and it tasted just fine. Probably won’t use this recipe again.
Tacos at 3am at taqueria Taco Cabana in Austin.
Here’s to a better 2nd week of cooking.