I asked TheHub if he wanted anything in particular for dinners, like I do each week. Most of the time I get either "nothing special", or a shrug and a sound that I translate as "I don't know". This week he was really chatty and four days of the plan are his requests.
Monday, July 25, 2022
It's Hot And I Don't Want To Be In The Kitchen
Weeks come, weeks go and I am fickle. Most of the time what I think I will want to eat/bake/cook on Monday when I chart my food course for the week, are at odds with how the day went or what I feel like doing when dinnertime actually rolls around. This week we did not really stay on our plan much at all. So what's new?
What was meant to be prepared:
1. Cobb salad, crackers
2 Turkey burger cheeseburger salad
3. Veggie meal (TBD)
4. Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad
5. Bbq chicken, basque peppers, caulitato salad
6. Takeout or out to eat
7. Sloppy Joe's, roasted radishes, coleslaw
What my lazy self actually made:
Monday: I like when TheHub actually requests a meal because it means I don't have to think at all.
Spaghetti bolognese, tossed salad
Tuesday: It was just too hot to cook
Wednesday: TheHub had a meeting and did not know if he would be home for dinner or eating there. I was not cooking for a maybe meal. I just pulled what I had pre-made for dinner and called it enough for me. TheHub was on his own.
Thursday: It was veggie night at the O.K. Corral
Squash casserole, okra, corn on the cob
Friday: Neither of us felt like cooking, but one of us (me) did not want to get gussied up tp go out to dinner. Take-out was the compromise.
Chicken, green beans, coleslaw, biscuit (or none) takeout from Jacks
Saturday: We took a little day trip so other than morning coffee, everything we consumed was bought at a restaurant. I don't usually eat a true meal at lunch and by the time we had lunch and dinner I was stuffed.
Lunch was tomato pie (each of us) and a shared slice of peanut butter pie
Dinner was chicken and Brussels sprouts (me) or hamburger and pasta salad (TheHub)
Sunday: Publix had their Porterhouse steaks on sale at what used to be the regular price for steaks.(Ugh!) Since TheHub had been craving steak for a couple of weeks I bought them. The store had packaged them in sets of two for the sale.(intentionally to make you buy more???) That was fine with us. For a couple of years we have been splitting a steak because we do not eat meat in the same portions we did at one time, so one was thrown on the grill and the other in the freezer.
Grilled steak, tossed salad, dinner roll, chocolate and strawberry crepes (take out from the Saturday lunch restaurant)
What me and my big mouth got myself into:
1. Lasagna in a bowl, tossed salad
2. Cobb salad
3. Sloppy Joe's, green beans.
4. Pasta salad, or Impasta salad (keto version)
5. Browned buttered noodles or keto noodles tossed with parmesan cheese, broccoli, tossed salad
6. Tomato pie, tossed salad
7. Take out or out to eat
And what is needed for this week. Not much!
Tomatoes, mixed greens, romaine, scallions, zucchini or spaghetti squash. palmiri noodles, feta cheese (for Greek vinaigrette )
Have a great week staying on plan, going off plan, or with no plan at all