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The Unnatural Cook

a chronicle of weekly meal plans from someone who can't just throw a meal together

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Writing on Saturday about Tuesday’s meal is as far behind as I’ve managed to get since I began this endeavor.

It was that kind of week – a get through get it done kind of week. Nothing original happening in the kitchen, just falling back on tried and true, with perhaps a slight increase in confidence (and thus relaxation) while doing the actual cooking.

Tuesday was Pepperoncini Sauce from the freezer with a simple roasted Brussels Sprouts and onions side dish. Two standby favorites that required no thought on my part.

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Last night I actually heard the sentence, “You didn’t make enough Brussels sprouts, Mom.” And it was true, I didn’t! The roasted Brussels sprouts and onions were definitely the star of the meal. I also learned how to spell Brussels sprouts finally, (capital B weird extra s at the end).

I tried to improve on the Tomato Soup recipe but it didn’t come off. I roasted the carrots thinking they’d be richer and sweeter and I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes thinking that would add depth too. I put in two bay leaves instead of one & added thyme. The result was a soup that was tangier but not more flavorful. Not what I was going for. Not sure how to get more flavor without making tomato soup into something that tastes like tomato sauce….

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