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Thrift Kitchen: From Martha to my kitchen

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Last week I got my act together and made a meal plan. I checked out the April issue of Everyday Foods and found this tasty little recipe for Mediterranean Chicken. Only problem is that when I bought the chicken for the recipe, I was headed to work. So I stashed it in the freezer at the office and forgot to take it home. Well, crap. Jason was at the gym and in possession of the car.

I dug around in the freezer at home and found a bag of frozen shrimp I forgot about. Hmm, shrimp, artichoke, olives, red onions, and spaghetti. Would that go together? Let’s grill it! I put it all on skewers and added a little soy sauce, paprika, pepper, and cooked it on the grill. Jason and I ate it with the spaghetti and a little feta cheese. It was so delicious!

A little note on the artichokes: I used frozen artichoke hearts instead of marinated ones and they turned out really well. It was a lot less fat too because they weren’t soaked in oil. I definitely will use them again!

Happy Cooking! Hooray for not making extra trips in the car because of forgetfulness!
:: Kristin ::

3 thoughts on “Thrift Kitchen: From Martha to my kitchen

  1. Rats! Now I want to purchase a little propane grill! Hehehe!
    I would be very interested in seeing a few weeks worth of your meal game plans, and hearing how you go about it. My mom made meal plans, but I have a very hard time with them, since I am not really a good cook, or really much of a cook at all.
    Does the magazine you read (Everyday Foods) do this?

  2. That's a great idea for a future post. I think I've been doing the meal plan long enough that I could whip it up. Might be able to work it in next week sometime.

    Everyday foods does have a week long meal plan with a grocery list. They sell them at I think Kmart in the check out aisle as well as borders, you can flip through and see if it seems reasonable. They are pretty clearly written, so even if you are just starting out cooking, it's not too hard to make the dishes she presents.

  3. That's a great idea for a future post. I think I've been doing the meal plan long enough that I could whip it up. Might be able to work it in next week sometime.

    Everyday foods does have a week long meal plan with a grocery list. They sell them at I think Kmart in the check out aisle as well as borders, you can flip through and see if it seems reasonable. They are pretty clearly written, so even if you are just starting out cooking, it's not too hard to make the dishes she presents.

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