Monday, October 14, 2019

Weekly Eats: Lots of Meat

A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads.  If there was a theme to our eating this week, it was lots of meat.  Chicken, pork, roast, and fish. 

It was all delicious, but this style of eating isn't quite right for me and looking back over the week I feel unbalanced.  If there's anything you can say about my eating style, it's that I'm neither vegetarian nor Paleo, and I predict less meat for the coming week.

Monday: the last of the breakfast potatoes that the freezer had to offer.

Tuesday & Thursday: breakfast burritos

Wednesday & Sunday: cereal bar, string cheese, fruit

Friday: avocado toast

Saturday: homemade Egg McMuffin with bacon

Weekdays: I was kinda Johnny one note for lunches this week, but it was a good one, so no regrets.  I'd roasted up a few sweet potatoes the Sunday before + Trader Joe's chicken sausage + Costco kale salad mix + avocado.

Saturday: the curious entree known on this blog as a "fridge cleanout quesadilla": flatout wrap, bean dip, cheese, salsa, and avocado.

Sunday: a real meal! Air fryer salmon filet, rice, Costco stir fry veggies, avocado, a little sushi ginger, the crunchies from an Asian salad kit, and dressing from Skinny Taste.

Monday & Tuesday (family meals): we went to town on our leftover white BBQ chicken.

Wednesday (date night): a good one that we haven't had in a while.  Jo Cooks Pork Chops and Gravy.  I cooked the pork chops in the air fryer, and I think there's an edge over skillet cooking.  I need to try it again to be sure.  That gravy tho...

Thursday (fend for yourself night): a quickie chicken burrito.  Flatout wrap, Costco chicken skewers, kale salad mix, avocado, cheese, and salsa.

Friday (date night): cheddar bacon ranch burgers and fries.

Saturday (date night): we both had heavy workouts that day and didn't feel like leaving the couch.  I remembered that we had leftover sausage mushroom sauce in the freezer = problem solved.

Sunday (family meal): good food, bad picture.  Trader Joe's Cabernet pot roast, roasted potatoes, and broccoli. The last time we made this we did it in the crock pot so this time I baked it in the oven.  I'll give the oven version a slight edge. Adults love this, and much to my surprise the kids liked it.

Meal Prep
I made two extra salmon fillets in the air fryer plus extra rice, so there will be salmon bowls for lunch next week.  We have enough pot roast leftovers for another dinner this week.

Trader Joe's Haul Deets
A rare light haul.  Jasmine rice, Cabernet pot roast, tomato, garlic, and coffee.  Proof that in spite of what you normally see on this blog, it is possible to just go in a get a few things.

  • From the treadmill: finished season 1 of Suits and started season 3 of my favorite quirky Australian zombie show, Glitch.
  • From the couch: it was a Hitchcock weekend for sure.  
    • Blackmail, and the neat thing is that there are two versions of the movie, one silent and one sound.  We watched them back to back.  I'd seen the sound version before but this was the first time I'd seen the silent.  There's a very subtle difference in the ending of the two movies that was interesting (I dunno is it OK to spoil a 90 year old movie?  Nah, I'll err on the side of letting you find out for yourself).  I got the DVD to reward myself for sticking to a pushup routine.
    • Hubs's answer to this was Rifftrax Birdemic Shock and Terror.  We're going to have to see The Birds soon.
He's Gone by Deb Caletti


  1. I had to laugh (and nod my head in agreement) at your comment about making the roast in the oven. I have tried several times, but I just don't like a roast that's been cooked in a crock pot. Obviously, I don't have the knack for it LOL And Hitchcock? He was a genius ;-) I studied communications/broadcasting/film in college, so I learned a lot from him ;-)

    1. I would have loved to take a Hitchcock class.

      I struggle a lot with the crock pot. A lot of things take 4-6 hours to cook, which is too short for us to use on weekdays, and it seems pointless on weekends when we can cook it faster out of the crock's a strange beast.

  2. I wish my refrigerator clean-outs resulted in anything that remotely resembles your "fridge clean-out quesadilla"! LOL

    I did my Trader Joe's haul yesterday!