I’m back with week 2 of my self-imposed cookbook challenge (check out week 1 here). I have to say it’s been fun exploring my Paleo/Primal cookbooks and forcing myself to plan a week’s worth of meals for the fam.
This week I went with Paleo Comfort Foods, and according to my hubby, ‘this is the best one yet!’ I’m sure that it helps being ‘comfort foods’ as the title implies, but has me wondering if the food is too comfortable (in my belly). That’s okay because it had me making dishes I had heard of but never had the desire to try on my own.
Week 2 looked like this. (I apologize for the pic-it’s hard to snap a photo without flash on a glaring dry erase board).
The verdict is, I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out and how close to the ‘originals’ they were. I never would have dreamed of making Paleo Shrimp and Grits with cauliflower or eating gluten and grain-free biscuits and gravy. Needless to say, it was a very comforting week. The one thing I didn’t like about this cookbook, is that they don’t give you the cook time, prep time, nor serving size. It wasn’t on my radar until I was asked by a friend to post them on my recipes page. So bear with me as I guesstimate on all three of those…I hope it will help make your life a little easier.
Morning Glory Muffins
Sawmill Gravy (&) Biscuits
Monday: Leftover Chicken Scramble
Tuesday: Paleo Shrimp and Grits
Wednesday: Eat out/leftovers
Thursday: Bangers and Mash
Friday: Fish Tacos
Chipotle Dipping Sauce (aka Adobo Sauce)
Saturday: South of the Border Stuffed Acorn Squash
Sunday: Farmer’s Pie
Treat: Strawberry Shortcakes
Whew! That was a crazy week of comfort cooking and I’m looking forward to this coming week with Sarah Fragoso’s new Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook-yes, I’m finally busting it out.
What’s on your menu for the week or have you planned it yet? Did you do anything fun this weekend to get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather or are you a homebody? We went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market and discovered yet another local Rancher, where we can get some grass-fed beef that’s close to home.