Getting creative with food prep + "toddler management".We're having a total cupboards week this week. We hosted family at our home last week, and stocked the fridge during their visit. My mother-in-law and I went on a Supermarket Sweep-style shopping trip to Whole Foods with the little guy, and came away with some really phenomenal picks. I love when someone else shops your regular grocery with fresh eyes! She picked a new brand of amazing organic coffee which I love, and all kinds of great finds from WF's epic antipasti bar. Fun!
When everyone departed on Sunday, we had not quite a proper week's worth of groceries on hand, but also all kinds of great ingredients with which to play some fierce rounds of cupboards. And since we're headed out of town this weekend starting on Friday, we thought this was the perfect week to try and make it through without a run to the grocery store. I picked up milk and bananas yesterday, and other than that, it's cupboards city.
Monday night, we were truly exhausted from a late night and long day, so I quickly boiled a pot of capellini, threw in some random broccoli florets to cook with the pasta, and chopped what remained of our antipasti feast: roasted garlic, roasted tomatoes and marinated giant white beans. I tossed this with the drained pasta and broccoli, a hearty glug of olive oil, and some salt and fresh ground pepper. We had a gorgeous, fresh, healthy, colorful dish on the table in minutes. We ate too quickly and exhaustedly for photos, but trust me when I say it was beautiful and very spring-y. Cupboards points for moi!
What is your favorite cupboards creation?
Could my creativity be bouncing back? Stay tuned...