Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Eats: Monday Feb 12 - Sunday Feb 18

A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  Valentine's Day and Lava Cake Edition.

Weekday Breakfasts
Breakfast Burritos
Cereal Bar and String Cheese
Homemade Egg McMuffin with turkey sausage

Weekend Breakfasts
Cereal Bar and String Cheese
Homemade Egg McMuffin with bacon

Weekday Lunches
M, T, W, H:  Shrimp Curry Bowls via the Lean Green Bean

We had chocolate covered strawberries at the office on Valentine's Day.

F: Sweet Potato, Corn, and Black Bean Enchiladas

Weekend Lunches

Weeknight Dinners
M (family meal): Trader Joe's orange chicken

T (family meal): Noodles and hotdogs for the kids, leftover grilled chicken and seasoned rice from last Sunday for him, Chicken sausage, sweet potato, and veg for me.  That's a pat of light butter on the sweet potato.

W (Valentine's Day): Lamb for my love with mashed potatoes and mixed veg.  I bought the lamb the night before and let it marinate in olive oil, garlic, and thyme for the day.  My sweetheart did the grilling while I made mashed potatoes and prepped dessert.

For dessert, it was lava cake via Dessert for Two!  Although I ended up squeezing three portions out of the recipe.  The small hit of espresso powder really set off the chocolate and made my toes curl.

H (fend for yourself night): Chicken sausage, sweet potato, and veg.  We split the last lava cake for dessert.  It lost its lava on reheating, but it was still good.

F (date night): out to a Middle Eastern restaurant nearby.  Lamb plate with seasoned rice, pine nuts,  and garlic sauce.  Home to his n'hers dessert of milk chocolate and white chocolate Reese's Eggs.

Weekend Dinners
S: Dinner at a friend's house with the Quartet (my three best friends from grad school).  Pizza, snacks, and chocolate chip cookies.

Su: Mini meatloaves with corn and mashed potatoes.

Meal Prep
Garlic Shrimp Pasta via Well Plated.  As promised, really quick and easy to make, and the few tastes that I took indicate yum.  Looking forward to lunch this week.

Workouts: standard fare of treadmill runs, walks, and weight lifting

Watching (from the treadmill): A Place to Call Home, just started season 2.

Watching (from the couch): Ash vs Evil Dead with hubs, finished up The Sinner over the weekend.  It was OK.  It was an OK show, though a little too Lifetime Movieish for my taste. 

Reading: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs.  I'm a huge Kathy Reichs fan, but her next book isn't coming out until August.  Stepson #1 read and loved the Virals series, and I was thinking of picking that up but for some reason Nemesis caught my attention instead.  I really like it.

Your turn
  • What are you cooking this week?
  • What are you watching and reading?
  • How did you spend Valentine's Day? 
  • What do you serve with meatloaf?  Asking because stepson #1 hates mashed potatoes and I'm trying to think up something different to have as a side.


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