Monday, November 11, 2019
Weekly Eats: Substitution Edition
Monday: homemade Egg McMuffin with chicken sausage
Tuesday and Friday: cereal bar, string cheese, fruit
Wednesday: a little of this and a little of that. Egg, chicken sausage, toast, and fruit.
Thursday: breakfast burrito, or your way to know that it was my first day back to running since last Sunday's half marathon.
Saturday and Sunday: the "look I'm a runner" breakfast: banana and PB honey toast.
Monday: the quickie thai curry from a few weeks ago, no worse for wear from it's time in the freezer.
Tues - Friday: werk stuff, ate the catered lunches at work to fit in with the cool kids.
Saturday: leftover tofu curry from one of the above said lunches
Sunday: leftover pasta from date night
Monday (family meal): Costco chicken skewers with rice and their cashew crunch salad (the salad is too exotic for the rest of my family so they had broccoli instead).
Tuesday (family meal for everyone except me): potato chips. Not kidding, we worked really late that night and I did what I had to do, my family was at home eating chicken skewers.
Wednesday (date night): Chicken basil fettucine. I hadn't made this in forever but it popped into my head. It's a Blue Apron recipe, restating for the millionth time that I've never gotten BA meals but I've made several of their recipes with my own ingredients and enjoyed them very much.
Speaking of thrift, tomato paste is one of those ingredients that I only use once in a blue moon, and I was out of my freezer stash so I got a brand new can. Here's what happens to the leftovers: I portioned them out in tablespoons on saran wrap on a cutting board, then tossed the board into the freezer. After they were frozen, I scooped the whole caboodle into a ziplock and tossed in deep into the freezer. Freezer stash is restocked for some time to come.
Thursday and Friday (fend for yourself nights): snacks (big lunches at work).
Saturday (single girl night): The menfolk were off at scout camp, so it was single girl night and some inspiration by what to do with the rest of the cream cheese. Spinach artichoke pasta.
That left me with 3 oz of cream cheese and as if by fate I came across Jen's carrot cake cookie post. I did the right thing (P.S. I made 1.5x the frosting and she isn't kidding that's very scant to cover the entire batch...will double it next time...and there will be a next time, these are fabulous).
Sunday (family meal): our standard family meal to celebrate the boys coming back from scout camp alive.
It came to my attention that there is a Super Size Me 2 and I was all over that. Of course it didn't have the magic of the original but it was still a worthy watch. Watching this movie when I was home alone was almost as intense as that time I watched Evil Dead alone and had to watch it in 5 minute increments to get through it. In this case I looked away for much of the indepth chicken farming scenes.
Finished Only With A Bargepole by Joyce Porter, now on to The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth