All the usual suspects, the only oddity to report is that I broke my Saturday morning french toast streak
Four straight days of Pinch of Yum sofritas = four straight days of happiness
Leftover steak found its way into a quickie steak burrito, I mean you have to take my word for it that's what's in the tortilla.
And hey ya spinach artichoke pasta
Monday: our weekly mandatory steak night
Tuesday: a mandatory "hey I've got to work late, the rest of y'all figure it out" night
Wednesday: I put some effort into it! Gimme Some Oven chicken enchiladas. Stepson #1 felt that the sauce was spicy, but my very mild palated husband and stepson #2 did not back him up in this claim.
Thursday: leftover night. The boys put away the leftover steak and some random tofu and rice that was in the fridge, the adults had enchiladas. I really don't like what the microwave does to leftover chicken so I used the air fryer to reheat the enchiladas and they came out just like new.
Friday:mandatory weekly takeout night. We hit up our local Lebanese place and opened up our first six pack of the year of our favorite summer beer.
Saturday: seems like Saturdays are becoming our mandatory hamburger night...and it also seems like we are really liking our mandatory dinners
Our Easter started with a family Skype and then we put together a small meal with our favorite Easter foods.
- Ham, I just got us some steaks to prevent the dreaded "ham for days" leftover Easter situation.
- Mini bacon and cheese quiche, the backbone of the recipe are here.
- I used regular milk in place of evaporated milk (sorry Nestle but ain't nobody got time to open a can)
- 6 slices of thick cut bacon (quantity determined by what we had). It was really thick and I knew it would take a while to microwave so I decided to try baking it. This was my guide that yes it's OK to bake bacon without a rack, don't bother preheating the oven, and just cover it with parchment to stop it from splattering. It took about 20 minutes from start to finish and the convenience of having it all done at the same time made it worth it.
- Texas Roadhouse Rolls, purchased from a coworker's fundraiser
- And SIL #4's cheesy potatoes. Her recipe is almost identical to this. My only alteration was using panko and crushed Ritz crackers as the topping, the grocery store had exactly one (1) $5 family sized box of corn flakes and no one in this house eats plain corn flakes and as I contemplated the purchase all I could think of was a $5 bill on fire.
Our Treat of the Week was cheesecake. I'd grabbed one on impulse at my last trip to Trader Joe's and I broke that out this week. In the past the kids have been indifferent to cheesecake but now they're as crazy about it as the adults are. The TJ's cake went fast and we were all craving more, so I whipped out a batch of this recipe.
Overall I've been pretty good with food, no covid 15 situations going on here but I did let loose on the cheesecake. The really nice part about having two growing boys in the house is that desserts usually don't last long enough for me to need self control.
Grocery Shopping Report and non-Trader Joe's Haul
Our dinky little suburban grocery store continues to be fully stocked as far as we can tell but I got a glimpse of a different world elsewhere. I had to visit my workplace today in the Big City so I decided to hit up Trader Joe's while I was there. I do love me some TJ's but not enough to stand in line to wait to get into the store.
- For family viewing we saw the Rifftrax version of Fast & Furious 4. and the OG version of King Kong.
- On my own viewing:
- finished Unorthodox, love, love, love that show.
- I watched this year's Best Picture winner for no other reason than it's on a certain popular streaming site and I bet you can guess my opinion from the lack of links. The first hour of the movie was great! The second not so much IMO.
Still happily rereading The Far Country.