It has literally been raining all day here and the fun sideways kind with a bitterly cold wind guaranteeing a bad hair day for me. And a great day to not go anywhere, or in my pets case, sleep all day.
And it looked tempting, I’m feeling burned out from this week already. The combination of work stresses, constant rain, and being a little off schedule after our Valentine’s Day celebration has made this week especially challenging. And for some reason I didn’t sleep well last night and woke up with a raging headache this morning. I have another long scheduled for this weekend as part of my half-marathon training, but the weather is supposed to be horrible over the weekend too and
Hubby was a sweetheart this week for cleaning and organizing our kitchen island relocating tools we don’t use that much to make ones I use all the time easier to find like my graters, peelers, juicers, garlic press and measuring cups and spoons. Also vacuuming out the crumb build up in the drawers.
And putting only the pans with lids I use frequently in the lower drawers.
I have to overhaul the kitchen organization regularly making items I use a lot reachable and stashing less used tool in top cabinets and the pantry, like the mandolin slicer and extra bowls and blades for the food processor. I’m queen at messing it up over the week though, and will have to re-do this in a few weeks I’m sure. :-P
The cold weather still has me craving more cooked dishes for dinner this week and since I had cauliflower and brussel sprouts to use up, I decided to try Gena’s Roasted Veggies. The balsamic dressing was fast and simple to throw together and toss the veggies with.
I cooked them for 35 minutes at 400 degrees in the oven to make sure the cauliflower chunks cooked through and they got pretty crispy.
I served topped with hemp seeds and nutritional yeast because that seems to be my universal topping lately, but it was excellent. I really liked the texture of the bussel sprouts with crispy edges and a chewy texture and this was a dish that hubby also enjoyed.
It’s seems to be a great way to use up an odd combo of veggies, the balsamic dressing had a nice flavor that wasn’t too strong. Next time I might throw tempeh cubes into the mixture to make it a simple, one-pot meal.