I’m very happy to say that after spending a day at home in my PJs catching up on old episodes of Nashville, my stomach is feeling much better. I’m not sure what it was, but I’m guessing my poor, sensitive stomach just wasn’t happy with something I ate and wanted to be sure I knew it.
But I’m back up and running again, and while I loved being able to sleep in, I’m happy to get back to my normal routine again. I’m such a creature of habit, it’s kind of a problem.
I did managed to make it to book club last night though, which was a lot of fun. This month we were discussing The Book Thief (which is really awesome and I highly recommend it. Just stick with it through the prologue, and I promise you’ll enjoy it). The book for next month is The Fault in Our Stars, which I’ve heard really good things about, although I’ve also heard it’s sad. Two sad books in a row?? I’m excited to start reading it though.
I have something a bit different for you this Tuesday, but I was too excited not to share it with you. This past weekend I needed to use up a bunch of our CSA veggies, and I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. So I used a SkinnyTaste recipe as inspiration, and then made some major changes and added some ingredients to use what I had. And it turned out amazing!
Turkey Stew with Potatoes, Peas & Kale
Inspired by Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas from SkinnyTaste
- 1 pkg ground turkey
- 2-3 medium white potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 small bunch kale
- 1/2 pkg frozen green peas (approx. 6oz)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp minced garlic (approx 2 cloves)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook for approximately 30 seconds. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink.
- Add potatoes, peas, diced tomatoes, kale, water, and spices, and mix. Reduce to medium-low heat. Cover and simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes. Check potatoes to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
- Remove bay leaf.
- Serve and Enjoy!
This meal was seriously so warm and hearty, and was perfect on a cold, wintery weekend. But considering that it’s actually really quick to make, this would also make a great weeknight meal if you’re in a rush. So simple, and makes a TON of leftovers. And you all know I love a meal with leftovers!
Have a great Tuesday!
So tell me: What are you favorite kinds of winter meals? Are you a soup and stew person? What books are you reading right now?