Roasted Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms

Still flying solo with the husband away on biznass. Unfortunately, since he feeds the cats, I got up and was shocked to see an empty bowl this morning – I forgot to feed them! Luckily they did not starve to death, not that I would have really forgotten to feed them for long.

Anyhoo, I`m deviating from my posts of full meals for this, though you could certainly add a poached egg to the top and a salad and call it dinner. This is pretty simple and fast – only 5 minutes of prep and 30 in the oven and you are done.

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Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Cauliflower and Tomatoes

It is cold and rainy and I really and a bit irked that I am not currently at the gym because the husband did not decide to leave work and I need him to let me in my building`s gym because they don`t have my hand scan for entry yet because they only take hand scans on Fridays between 9 and 11am when I am at work. So I am waiting, and have started roasting, not on the timeframe I wanted. Boo! Ok, am off to the gym.  Follow along with the rest of the recipe.

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Vegetable Pasta Bake

I made it my mission today to clean out the fridge of all perishables prior to vacay. I made a new on deck and emailed it to myself with a new plan:

Things on hand:
1 bunch spinach + 3 mixed salads
1 bunch asparagus
Crimini + Shiitake mushrooms
2 pint containers grape tomatoes
2 yellow summer squash
Brussel sprouts

Monday: Mushrooms – use up – saute with the onions, garlic tomatoes,
spinach and squash – use up remainder 1/2 package of
pasta and bake with some parm and whatever cheese – manchego?
cambezola? until done. serve with a salad.

Tuesday – Roast the brussel sprouts along with the asparagus and half
the tomatoes + garlic. Roast all veg on Monday
Put the tomatoes/asparagus on polenta. Eat with a salad

Wednesday: Roast acorn squash and add the leftover tagine. Eat with a salad

Thursday: eat brussel spouts with leftover pad thai that I made Saturday and grilled cheese sandwiches (there is only enough pad thai for 1)

Friday: grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.

Yes, I am aware this list and the combos are perhaps bizarre. But it will work.

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