Monday, August 1, 2022

So Sad Some Fell Through___Not!

Another week of planning and another week of not really following it. I had asked TheHub what he wanted and he mentioned a few things, but we went out a couple of nights, and then one night neither of us were hungry so we just had leftovers. If we are not here or have no appetites, I will not be cooking requested meals. Too Bad!

This is what was planned:
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 
6. Tomato pie, tossed salad
7. Take out or out to eat

This is what we really ate:
Monday: I wanted something easy and a way to use up some leftover bolognese. Zapping the dish in the microwave rather than putting it in the oven saved time and kept the kitchen cool.
Lasagne in a bowl, tossed salad

Tuesday: It was hot and I did not want to cook
Cobb salad

Wednesday: TheHub wanted to break. up his workweek and I am never going to say no when it means no cooking
Wedge salad or flatbreads from The Electric

Thursday: Again it was hot, and all I had to do was boil some rotini and wilt some cauliflower early in the morning, throw everything together and stick it in the fridge for dinner.  
Pasta salad or impasta salad

Friday: TheHub really wanted to go out to eat, but I had just finished swimming and was tired. This was our compromise.
Innards from a ruben sandwich, cucumber slices or the new fish and chips dish from Arby's

Saturday: We had taken Son2, DIL2 and TGS* out for lunch to celebrate Son2's birthday. When nighttime came neither of us was really hungry.
Leftover pasta salad or leftover impasta salad

Sunday: I did a lot of cooking for the week early Sunday afternoon. All I had to do at dinnertime was toast keto buns and do a quick warm up.
 Sloppy Joe's, coleslaw

This week's plan:  I am going to have meals that can be made and served rewarmed, since it is likely TheHub will be at work late, and I am not going to start cooking every night at 8 or 9. As usual this is subject to change based on the whims of the cook and/or those who eat here each day.

1. Greek meatloaf, rice pilaf or caulirice pilaf, green beans, tossed salad 
2. Crustless tomato pie, salad
3. Crustless zucchini pie, cooked carrots, salad, 
4. Field peas, okra, sliced tomatoes, sliced cukes, coleslaw, keto cornbread
5. Hamburgers and fixings, cottage fries or roasted radishes
6. BBQ chicken, caulitato salad, brioche buns or keto buns or brown buttered noodles, salad, green beans
7. Take out, or out to eat

Keto peanut butter pie

Have a great week staying on plan, going off plan, or with no plan at all.

* Will explain who TGS is in my weekly joys.


  1. I need to learn more about Greek meatloaf and roasted radishes. I get the meals on the fly and adapting to the day.

    1. When I make the Greek meatloaf I will have it in a post this week. Roasted radishes are just radishes, cleaned and halved with a little olive oil on the tops. I roast them for about 20 minutes in the oven.

  2. It is hard to cook when you are really hot. It was 111 yesterday!

    1. We eat a lot of cold or easily nuked in the microwave foods when it is hot. It has not been dreadfully hot here but the humidity is making it hard to breathe and it feels much hotter than the actual temperature.

  3. Meatloaf, pie, bbq chicken..hope you stay with the plan this time as I love all the planned meals!

    1. I may or may not. It really does depend on how each day goes.

  4. I hate cooking in the heat - and humidity makes heat much, much worse. I hope your week goes well (meals included).

    1. Humidity is not a great friend to keeping cool, but it is what it is.

  5. It all sounds delicious! I love reading through your menus. :)

  6. Agree with the no cooking in that heat! Always get ideas from your menus!

    1. It has been hot and humid and does not inspire much cooking.

  7. Sweet Cheeks and I went out for dinner on Saturday, and the previous two Saturdays we had chicken salad and sliced tomatoes. It's too hot to turn on the oven.


  8. Thanks for this 'splanation about the roasted radishes! Have you ever tried making those amazing flatbreads at home? I can't wait to learn what TGS means -- 'their Greek slave?' ... 'the German Shepherd?'

  9. You stuck pretty close to your plan last week. I'm not keeping track, but that may be a record for you. I have to check out Greek meatloaf, also. I'm not familiar with it.

    1. I did stay closer to the plan than normal. I love meatloaf no matter how it is made, but the Greek meatloaf is definitely our favorite.

  10. Yum. Regine

  11. This is the first (and hopefully the last) I have heard of Doug and the Slugs. LOL. Always love your menus and your excuses for not following the plans.

    1. Sadly I remembered that song from somewhere long ago.


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