A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. In this week's edition it's still winter and we had a solid week of family dinners, including a win on the leftover front.
Monday & Wednesday: some very seasonally appropriate chili mac
Tuesday: a winner in the Leftover Lottery. We had hamburger buns and lettuce leftover from Saturday's mandatory burger night. I had a stash of two salmon burgers and two shrimp burgers left over from a summer Trader Joe's splurge. I'd gotten them for my lunches, but found that (1) they took a bit longer to cook than I can usually manage on a weekday and (2) I'm not really into burgers for lunch. They had been sitting in the freezer for a bit and I finally saw my chance to make a move. I cooked them up and set the plates on the counter and told my crew to pick up the plate of their choice on the way to the table. The boys both went for the salmon burgers, leaving the adults with the shrimp burgers. Woo hoo leftover success!!!
Thursday: Chicken parm (you know the drill...Costco panko chicken)
Friday: date night 1 of 2! Out to the drive in hamburger place
Saturday: date night 2 of 2! Mexican takeout
Sunday: back to the family life. I made a double batch of Shepherd's Pie. This was a really awkward recipe to double but at least we have 3+ nights of dinner instead of the 1.5 nights of dinner from my usual recipe.
Gah...it's still winter. Mega cold which means that we're stuck with the mega snow. I got four inside treadmill workouts and a token Saturday afternoon outside run for three miles. Nothing more to say about that.
I try to keep the blog a very mild PG-13 but I need to take that up a bit to tell you what my husband said to me on Saturday night right after dinner: "If we start now we can watch Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and still get to bed by 10:30". I mean, does he know me or does he know me?
Still working on The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah