What’s In Store for April

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I can’t believe April is already here! This year seems to be flying by even faster than the last, but I can’t complain because at least spring is here. Though we have a few showers in our forecast, it’s still gorgeous these days. As much as I love cozy winter food, I have to admit I’m looking forward to lighter spring & summer fare in the months to come. Last weekend was so warm and beautiful that it reminded me I have to search the depths of Evil Storage Closet for my little barbeque because it’s almost time to start outdoor grilling & yummy barbeque-ing! (is that a word? If not, it is today.) I’ve done very little BBQ work in the past, but now that I live in a place with a backyard I think it’s high time to start refining those skills. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Anyway, here’s what’s to come to PGEW in the month of April.

~ The spanakopita I promised to post about last month is still coming; I am just waiting for a specific recipe from my friend’s adorable Greek mother before I try to make my own version. Though I have every confidence in my spanakopita-making abilities, I’d love to try a traditional recipe instead. Either way, it will definitely make an appearance this month.

~ You can now follow PGEW on Twitter! You can do so by clicking on the link to the left, or by going to Twitter and searching for PoorGrlEatsWell. Be sure not to add the “i” in “girl”! Apparently Twitter has a 15 character limit for usernames, so this was the best I could come up with. Stay tuned for a Facebook page as well.

~ Several of you have written requesting photos of the two lonely recipes that have been neglected by my camera: the Black Bean, Chicken, and Mango Stew, and the Farro & Red Beans with Caramelized Onions recipes. It just so happens that I’m having an extremely bare-bones couple of weeks ahead of me and I’m down to those exact ingredients, so those will be appearing shortly for all of you to reference. Thanks for your patience!

~ Another reader request last month was for cheap, healthy, homemade granola. This works out beautifully for me since I have been craving the same thing for the past few weeks, so I’m up to the challenge! Store-bought granola tends to be either stale or high in fat, so a homemade option is always nice to have. Look for it towards the latter half of the month (Easter is going to be keeping me SUPER busy with the Cathedral Choir! Oh, the life of a soprano…)

~ I don’t know about you but I adore crepes. I haven’t had them in quite some time and between the withdrawals and a recent viewing of Talladega Nights where they went on for a while about the deliciousness that is the crepe, I’ve decided it’s time to whip up a batch or 3. Look for both sweet and savory versions in the next couple of weeks!

As always, these are just some of the things I plan to do during each month. Sometimes it doesn’t work out that way because of scheduling conflicts or random ideas that pop into my head. There will always be something tasty to read about & try, and be sure to stay tuned for another $25 Shopping Cart this month. Happy April!

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