Here's a tip about me: I like having family dinner. I also would prefer my family eat together and that the meal be hot. Yesterday was a fail on many levels. We didn't eat together, the steak was overdone, and the food was cold. On a Saturday, when it should be easier, it wasn't. I was disappointed. And my six year old was cranky from the trifecta, not enough sleep, a very active day, and a flu shot.
Spouse is traveling this week. Of course, it's the week my schedule at work increases to its new normal (80%). It's probably the fastest possible trip to the east coast (for a 3 hour meeting) possible. Fly out one day, fly back the next. Assuming he makes the plane. Traffic in DC, you never know.
So here's the plan for the week:
Lunches: bean and vegetable burritos. I made these this morning between 6 and 7 am while the hubby and baby were sleeping and the kiddo was playing a Star Wars video game (don't judge).
Saturday: steak, roasted potatoes, salad with pomegranates. I got six this week from the CSA. They are a pain in the ass. But tasty.
Sunday: leftover steak, cream of celery soup, Mexican red rice. This is the second week in a row of celery from the CSA, and it's just not "snacking celery", it's small, hard, and chewy. It's definitely cooking celery. Most of last week's celery went into a freezer bag for future vegetable stock, with carrot peels and onion pieces.
Monday: leftover rice, kidney beans, cheese, broccoli.
Tuesday: chicken fingers, tater tots, carrots
Wednesday: frozen pizza, and whatever vegetables I happen to still have in the fridge at that time. It's hard to predict.
Thursday/ Friday: I have no idea. Maybe grilled cheese with soup? Scrambled eggs? Falafel? I'd have to have the energy to cook up the chickpeas, so maybe not falafel.
Other random cooking:
Applesauce. I used some crappy apples and pears and some good apples from my boss's orchard, and made two ridiculously easy batches of pressure cooker applesauce. One plain, one with cinnamon.
I also made gluten-free pumpkin bread. My neighbor is gluten free (and starch free), and she gave me a bite of bread and a bite of some mini pumpkin pies that she'd made, and they were awesome. I made the bread which was also crazy-easy: almond flour, eggs, maple syrup, pumpkin, spices, baking soda. Very moist. I want to try the mini pumpkin pies next weekend with the rest of the pumpkin, which I should probably freeze.
Well, off to finish my coffee. My plan is to go for a walk today and then head to the Lemon festival with the family. After that, stop off at the pumpkin patch for a photo-op with the baby's friends. He's going to be Superman. And he slept 12 hours last night. 12. hours. I'd heard about babies and kids who did that. I thought they were a myth.