I’m back…with a fun project this week!

Wow, July is flying by! I have a new job at work, effective July 1, and late June and early July was spent transitioning. I worked a lot of late nights and weekends, but I am getting back on track as far as a standardized work week goes.

Because of work, I didn’t do much in the way of cooking the past month. But this weekend, I decided I would get this week on track by cooking all five days of the August 2014 Dinner Tonight column in a row. Each night is supposed to take 40 minutes or less, and all five meals look like something I wouldn’t normally make myself. I’ll also be making all the recommended sides too. Then, I’ll write my review of the recipes over a few posts later this week.

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Today I did most of the shopping–I didn’t get everything, I am going to pick up the cod for Tuesday on my way home from work that night, and I didn’t want to get the pork or chicken for Thurs/Fri this early for fear of it going bad. There’s also a few things I figure I’ll pick up later this week when I get the meats.

Most of the stuff I got at my farmer’s market–the menu is heavily based on vegetables. It’s also not cheap…it cost me about $100 thus far, and I still need to buy some mains! But, I am thinking I’ll have enough leftovers for lunches too, and if that’s the case then it’s a fair price.

Tomorrow I’ll prep as much as I can. I can get a lot of chopping in and make some of the spreads/sauces/marinades too. I’d like for my weeknight cooking to be under 30 minutes, if possible.

Monday’s dinner is Vegetable Hash with Poached Eggs and Multigrain Toast with Red Pepper Tapenade.

Enjoy your weekend!

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