The same old same old and no complaints. A mix of avocado toast and breakfast burritos. Gratuitous breakfast burrito pic to start this post just to prove that they still exist - this has been a go to breakfast for years and I feel like I've overshared and overlinked to it, but what's a blogger to do?
Poor me, my husband was out of town on Saturday morning so I had to make my own special pre-long run breakfast. I busted out the air fryer for bacon and french toast.
The wild rice pilaf that I made last week was delicious, but I only ate half of the portion shown and walked away from the rest. Whatever is in quinoa that doesn't agree with me is also apparently in wild rice. (P.S. one of the points that the dietitian that I talked to last year raised was that I don't eat a lot of grain...now I know why. Moving on....)
Monday: my favorite dinner of the year! Our annual boy scout spaghetti dinner and you better believe that I cleaned my plate. The stepsons worked the event and our neighbors came to hang out with us.
Tuesday (family meal): leftover palooza. I stepped up and had the last portion of the baked ziti from Valentine's Day.
Wednesday (date night): chicken parm via the air fryer.
Thursday (fend for yourself night): veggie burrito
Friday (family meal): take out pizza.
Saturday (dinner for two): hubs and stepson #1 went on a boy scout skiing trip, but stepson #2 was sick so he stayed home and it was the two of us for dinner. He had leftover pizza, I had spinach artichoke pasta, and then we went out on the town for a dog walk. Speaking of stepson #2, it breaks my heart to report this, but I noticed that he's looking awfully skinny lately...which uh oh means he's gotten taller. I had hubs take a back to back picture of us when he got home to confirm: the last time we took a picture was Thanksgiving and I was still a few inches taller but two months later he's just about closed the gap. I'm still taller but barely. My destiny to be the shortest member of our family will soon be fulfilled.
Sunday (family meal): hubs and stepson #1 survived the ski trip, so we celebrated with tacos.
I couldn't let the Instant Pot sit idle for an entire week, so I used it for cilantro lime rice. I'm on the fence here:
- Rice cooking time in the IP is only 5 minutes BUT it takes 10+ minutes for the pot to pressurize so the time saving isn't huge.
- But it's nice to be 100% hands free on the rice, just set it and forget it.
- Ugh to the google high hitter that says you need to add more water to rice to cook it in the IP...our rice ended up a bit soggy but now I know not to do that next time.
- Cleaning the IP is more involved that just cleaning a regular pan, so that also eats into the time savings.
We have tacos for days for family dinners this week. I got serious and restocked my freezer:
Spinach Artichoke Pasta
Averie Cooks Sweet Potato, Corn, and Black Bean Enchiladas. Pro tips: just double the recipe to start with, green enchilada sauce, and cut back on the cheese.
- From the treadmill: season 4 of Suits
- From the couch: finished the last season of Married at First Sight on Hulu, and rewatched a bunch of silent movies: Safety Last, West of Zanzibar, and It.
Long Bright River, I haven't had a lot of reading time so this one is going to take awhile, but I like it.