I am still having a less than stellar attitude, and now it is time to plan what I don't want to do__cook (especially cook for anyone who is not going to be "present" for the meal). I understand TheHub is not enjoying this push on his time, but I also understand I don't have to like it either. This might be called the "I'm just not feeling it" meal plan.
This song contains some unacceptable language, so if you are easily offended do not listen. Though none of the particulars of the song apply to my life, the overall attitude is how I am feeling right now
What I had planned on having for dinner this week
1. Asian lettuce wraps, tomatoes and cokes
2. Fathead dough pizza, tossed salad
3. Squash, green beans, okra, pimento cheese biscuits
4. Tomato pie, mixed greens
5. Hamburgers with fixings, caulitato salad
6. Thai chicken salad
7. Take out or out to eat
What really happened:
Monday: Our okra is starting to produce very well, and I had a crisper filled with vegetables.
Sautéed squash, green beans, fried okra (or none) pimento cheese biscuits
Tuesday: I plan on trying something new to us each week. I have made these before but never like this.
Crustless tomato pie. cucumber slices
Wednesday: The day was gorgeous and gorgeous days scream cook on the grill.
Hamburgers with fixings, caulitato salad
Thursday: Days when meetings and phone calls run ridiculously late scream just grab something out of the freezer, so I did.
Red bag chicken sandwiches with fixings, or chicken salad (Red bag chicken with all the fried stuff scraped off over greens)
Friday: Late date night
Chicken, collards, green tomatoes or catfish, coleslaw , fries (I think but don't really remember because it was not my meal)
Saturday: DIL2, Son2 and TGS came over to eat, so we had something we knew TGS loves.
Burgers, baked beans, chips, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing
Sunday: neither of us were hungry and supper was a catch as catch can event.
Slice of crustless zucchini pie rewarmed from the freezer or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I am totally changing the way I plan meals this week. TheHub has no idea when he will be getting in, we are eating between 8 and 9 pm, and there is no way I am going to be stuck cleaning up the kitchen that late. Instead I am going to make life easier on myself. Most days the meals I prepare will be things that can be made in advance and held until TheHub gets home. The only exception will be veggie night, because okra had to be cooked and eaten immediately, and we have okra coming out of our ears right now.
I will also be throwing a couple of things on the grill.
What might happen:
1 & 2. Mexican pot roast: Will turn into (meal 1) beef burrito bowls and (meal 2) empanadas, with the leftovers frozen for chili in the fall, side salads or coleslaw
3. Veggie meal: Squash (leftover) , okra, green beans (already cooked), keto cornbread (made and frozen) coleslaw.
4. TheHub has a dinner meeting so ?
5. Meatsauce over spaghetti, tossed salad
6. Grilled tuna steak*, tossed salad, new potatoes(?)
7. Out to eat
*The only reason I have steak on the meal plan is speed. We have a gas grill right off the kitchen door, so having a hot grill is a piece of cake. TheHub calls every evening on his way home from work. I can start it an have it ready to cook on as soon as he walks in the door.
We cook the steak for 2 minutes on one side, flip and cook for 1 1/2. If I make the new potatoes they will be cooked in advanced and nuked to warm.
I know my mood will be better, but right now I am wallowing in the pits. What I used to do as a stress reliever was to bake. There is something seriously soothing to me about baking. It is automatic and thoughtless, with delicious aromas and tasty rewards afterward. Since I am doing keto there is not the same reaction to baking. Keto baking is not as familiar to me, and the end product is never truly satisfying.
Instead I am trying to find some other way to lift my spirits.
I tried cleaning and that was a big no! I hate housework!
Swimming works but just while I am swimming
Volunteering takes me to a happy place for just a day.
Reading, yes I really love reading but it is just reading.
I thought about running off and joining the circus, but there are none in town to join.
I thought about drinking heavily, but I am one of those people who can have two glasses of wine and fall asleep at the table.
Maybe I should hang out by the pool shed and try to domesticate the groundhog that lives underneath it?
I am wide open for suggestions!!!!
Have a great day staying on plan, going off plan or with no plan at all.