A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads. The big news item of this week is that real men eat quiche!!!Breakfasts
I did the "three breakfast thing" on my running days and the "one breakfast plus snacks" on non-running days. One of my many breakfasts this week was a bagel thin with cream cheese, avocado, and salmon.
I tried something new! That's Featherstone Nutrition's Easy Pad Thai Spaghetti. I added air fried tofu. That's Banza Chickpea linguine which I liked a lot.
Monday: Quiche night! The backstory is that we had mini quiches for Easter, and my husband always makes the joke that "real men don't eat quiche" which mystified the boys because I don't believe they've ever had traditional quiche. That got me to thinking that I've never made quiche for a family dinner and BTW everyone in my family loves eggs, cheese, and pie crust so...
We had a few ham dinners last week and were still facing a mountain of ham which got me to thinking that...yeah quiche is a great way to use up ham. Last week I packed up all of our leftover ham into quiche sized portions and tossed it in the freezer.
I made the crust the day before and rolled it out over lunch, and then took a quick work break at 4 to mix it all up and drop it in the oven. Voila, at 5:00 we had a freshly baked quiche ready and waiting for us. It was a hit so there will be more quiches in our future.
Tuesday: leftover spaghetti from Sunday. I had the foresight to pick up a zucchini to zoodle up and add to my pasta.
Wednesday: another new recipe! This is Joy the Baker's No-Chop One-Pot Chicken Meatball Dinner.
Pros: super easy, and the adults thought it was delicious.
Cons: oof one kid was not a fan. His description of chicken meatballs, feta, and kalmata olives: "these flavors don't go together". Both boys seem to have an odd association with kalmata olives.
Hey you miss 100% of the shots that you don't take...I won't make this for a family dinner again, but it's going in my date night recipe register.
Thursday: the kids had leftover quiche, hubs and I had salmon bowls.
Friday: pizza night! The menfolk had Papa John's, I made my own.
Saturday: mandatory burger night
Sunday: baked ziti!
PLEASE OBSERVE: SEVEN DIFFERENT NIGHTS & SEVEN DIFFERENT MEALS!!!! BOOYAH!!!
The curse of the "eat the same dinner from Sunday to Tuesday" was broken this week. I don't expect this trend to continue, but wanted to point out that we made it happen once. The MegaBig project that I'm working on has slowed down so I've had quite a few nights of being able to end work on time lately.
This weekend I replenished my stash of freezer breakfast potatoes and also roasted up two sweet potatoes while I was at it. The sweet potatoes will go toward another batch of bourbon sweet potato snack cookies.
Early 90's throw down of two movies that I had never heard of.
First up: Bruce Willis as cat burgler in Hudson Hawk
Next up: Back to the Future of 2032 with Demolition Man
Still working on The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian, still like it a lot.
I'm taking a break from podcasts to listen to an audiobook: Share Your Stuff, I'll Go First by Laura Tremaine, super interesting.