What I'm cooking

Peter and I have decided to try to save money and eat out less. Plus one of my new years resolutions that became a post graduation goal was to cook more. I love cooking and I love wearing my cute anthropologie apron and feeling like a housewife. Our plan is to not eat dinner out on the week days. Here's how this week went...

Monday- went to Chicora Alley, one of our favorite restaurants that we hadn't been to in ages.
Tuesday- started slow cooking a brisket, but instead went out to dinner for a friends 21st birthday. Birthday dinners are an ok exception to the eating out rule. I put the brisket in the fridge to save it for the next day.
Wednesday- Peter, sister and I had a delicious brisket, mashed potatoes, and asparagus with parmesan cheese (not really a summery meal but still delicious!)
Tonight- I am going to try a new recipe that I saw on Giada At Home and thought it looked so good: Trenette with Eggplant and Basil Pesto. Trenette is a pasta tube like penne so I'll probably just use that.
Friday- Tuna and Avocado Salad. This is probably our favorite thing to make, and Peter actually does help me make it, he sears the tuna. It's so fresh and light and a perfect summer dish-I highly recommend this recipe!

I'll let you know how the recipe goes tonight and maybe post pictures!


  1. Sounds like a great plan, especially if your boyfriend is helping! Enjoy!

  2. saving money is good : )

    The eggplant dish sounds yummy...let me know how it turns out.

  3. Cooking is also one of the things I love doing. Giada is great! She makes amazing Italian food which is my kind of food to eat.

    Sooooo, you and Peter sound pretty serious. Any Plans? Dates?? You know what I mean. hehe

  4. I love trying new recipes! I will be anxious to hear how yours turn out. Saving money is a good thing. With servings so huge, if you do eat out, try splitting a dinner and I bet you will find that you have enough. My husband I split dinners a lot. Love & blessings from NC!

  5. Good for you for cooking already. My girls are about the same age as you, but they are not into cooking at all. Hopefully that will come... :)
    Just wanted to pop in and wish you a Happy Birthday! I hope Peter is spoiling you. :)

  6. I agree about staying in to save money! I have found that planning my meals around what's on sale for the week can cut costs too. Do you freeze your leftovers? That has helped us save tons too and you can pull it out on a night when you don't feel like cooking ;)


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