So this was the weekend where I tried to institute a "Sabbath". A day (mostly) off from chores, and a day for fun.
On one hand, this means all chores end up squished into one day. On the other hand, I just did fewer chores.
On Saturday, I baked bread. This is huge people!! I don't have time to bake bread when I have a baby/ toddler. Until age 3, cooking is dicey. I made Moroccan lentil soup to go with it, and it's a pressure cooker recipe (you can find it on my "favorite recipes" tab). I was going to have salad too, but didn't feel like it, so the lettuce is still unwashed in the fridge. (Maybe for dinner tonight??)
This bread is sage-apple bread based on a yeast bread recipe by Mark Bittman. A friend brought it to a housewarming party last weekend and I demanded the recipe.
On Sunday, I consider cooking to be a chore (well, cooking with kids around), so we had Teriyaki chicken in the crockpot, rice in the rice cooker, and steamed broccoli in the microwave.
Teriyaki chicken dinner:
~3 lbs chicken breast: $5.71
80% of a jar of teriyaki marinade: $1.60
2 cloves garlic: $0.10
grated fresh ginger: $0.10
Total for chicken: $7.51
This is about 9 servings, give or take. $0.84 per serving
1 cup uncooked rice (cooked): $0.19 (6 servings) = $0.03 per serving.
12 oz broccoli: $1.50 (5 servings): $0.30 per serving
We celebrated our "Sabbath" by going on a 6 mile/ 3 hour hike with the kiddos. It was fun but at one point we lost the trail (well, you cross a creekbed many times. This time of year, it's dry. So you get lost for a little bit trying to find the trail). Anyway, I stepped off a rock onto what looked like solid ground. Eh, not so much, it was quicksand. Here are a few photos from the hike.
And...there may have been McDonald's for lunch after, and I may have split a hot fudge sundae with the boys.