What We Ate: Feb. 21-27

 

  • Turkey Tacos
  • Tamale Pie
  • Curried Pumpkin & Lentil Soup
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Continuing the freezer clean out this week. I had a ton of extra lean turkey patties that neither of us really liked, so I had the brilliant idea to thaw them and use the ground meat for tacos. I really didn’t think about how much ground meat would come from 12 patties. There was a lot. Also, probably the reason we didn’t really care for the patties in the first place was that they were seasoned with sage and that horrid poultry seasoning that I detest. Unfortunately, cooking the meat with a ton of taco seasoning didn’t totally eradicate the sage flavor, although Michael found them much more palatable than I did. I tried making the mixture into a tamale pie later in the week and that was marginally more successful, although I will probably be able to eat it without associating it with sage. I don’t care for sage, if that isn’t clear.

I did try two new recipes from the Budget Bytes website — one I had marked to try in this post, and one that caught my eye because of it’s use of several things I had hanging out in my pantry. I didn’t get a picture of the slow cooker chicken tikka masala, although I can share that it was delicious. And the pumpkin soup was also fantastic — this recipe is very similar to how I make a curried pumpkin bisque, so I was pretty sure I’d enjoy it, but I hadn’t thought to add red lentils and they were a great addition.

We went out twice this week — once to our favorite Mexican place and again tonight when my parents got into town. I expect that we’ll eat out a few times while they are here, but I also want to cook for them and we have Michael’s birthday coming up soon, too, so who knows what eating will look like next week!

 

ETA: Found this in my drafts — it was supposed to have been published last Saturday. Oops.

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