Slowvember has been growing on me. I don't know if it's the sunshine we've had the past couple days or that I got a few days off where no one from work called me with problems...but either way it's been really looking up.
I've made a couple things that there's no way I would have made normally. I've also tried new food items that I've never prepared before. Mostly everything I cooked turned out better than expected and the few things that didn't were still ok. Nothing I've made has been overly fancy, but that's sort of the point of Slowvember...dinner can be an everyday affair. It doesn't need to take hours to prepare or cost a small fortune. As a matter of fact it should be the opposite of those things. It's also helped me get over the aversion to 'cooking for one'. And the most unexpected benefit, was that it's helped me keep my kitchen way cleaner! You'd think the exact opposite would've happened but with all the extra time spent in the kitchen, emptying and reloading the dishwasher just seemed to be a good way to fill the gap between getting things in the pan and getting them out again and then it was super quick to wipe up and put the last few items in to wash while I went off to read and sip my tea. If you don't have a dishwasher...I'm sorry. I guess it's all cereal and microwave dinners for you.
Well here's some things I made this month.
Meatloaf with brussel sprouts with a apple-carrot salad. Which later became meatloaf with acorn squash and then a meatloaf sandwich. (Meatloaf is one of my favorite leftovers. Everyday it gets better tasting, it's easy to reheat, and it's super versatile.)
Rockfish with squash and asparagus. I still have two portions of rockfish so I'll be cooking those up in the next day or so.
Cinnamon-oatmeal-pancakes and eggs. (Little known fact: leftover pancakes make great meals on the go. Just pop that bad boy into your toaster on a low setting add butter and jam and it's a yummy toast substitute!)
Cinderella waffles and bacon (which didn't make it into the photo)
What did you make for Slowvember?