Hello! Andy and I had a fabulous week away. The weather was perfect and we had a great time relaxing and playing outside in the sun.
This week is pretty much back to normal. The garden is still spitting out tons of lettuce and greens, so you’ll see quite a few salads on the menu. The grocery list is as straightforward as it can get, as well.
Have you ever wondered what “Hodge Podge” night looks like at our house? Well, the picture above is basically it. A little roasted broccoli, a couple fried eggs, maybe some sauteed sweet potatoes and a dollop of chive yogurt sauce to round it all out. And believe me, it was ever so tasty!
This weekend officially kicks off grilling season, and even though the forecast is a bit gray, I’m still going to dust off our BBQ and make some grilled chicken skewers. You’ll also notice a couple salads this week. The garden has been giving up lots of salad greens for us to enjoy, and the radishes are starting to make an appearance.
Have a happy Memorial Day and here’s to the week ahead!
I can’t believe how fast the year is moving! How is it already mid-May? This week officially kicks off our “eating home grown food from the garden”. We’ve got lettuce and greens that are ready to be eaten, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Except for the fact that my salad spinner broke suddenly this week. A minor inconvenience compared to the joy of eating salad I grew myself!
Andy requested a few favorites (picadillo and carnitas) and I’m trying a new to us Yotam Ottolenghi recipe (cauliflower cake) along with a repeat Ottolenghi dish (potato/saffron omelets). We’re eating pretty veggie heavy, which is why the produce section of the grocery list is a little extra long.
This weekend officially kicks off our crazy season. Between now and Father’s Day we’ve got a steady stream of family events on the calendar. As such, I wanted a pretty easy dinner week–with one exception. I’ve had a hankering for chicken mole lately, and am going to try my hand at it. It’s not hard, just somewhat time consuming and it contains small amounts of a lot of different ingredients as you can tell by the bulk section of our grocery list. Oddly enough, I had all the spices in my pantry already! Oh, and you’ll notice I only have 6 meals planned for the week, Because of a Mother’s Day/Birthday family event combo, I get a night off.
Let me tell you, being sick is no fun! Especially when it sucks all your energy. Even though I’m feeling better, I wanted to stick with fairly easy dinners for the week ahead. I’m trying a few new recipes–the world of food blogs is a wonderful thing!–and falling back on a few favorites to round everything out.
Thanks for your patience with my lack of posts this week, hope you have a great one.
Even though we don’t have anything special planned this week, I didn’t want to mess around with dinners that were too complicated. After working out in the yard all day, sometimes all I want is easy peasy! This happens to be a week where Andy makes his chili, which is one of the reasons the grocery list is a bit hefty this week.
Have a great one!
– Brussels sprouts, apple, caramelized onion salad with fried eggs
– Cobb salad
– Broccoli and anchovy cauli-rice with fried eggs (recipe coming soon)
– Cabbage roll casserole
– Tuna stuffed tomatoes
– Zucchini, mushroom, chicken skillet
– Hodge Podge!
Hi there! The weather has been beautiful and sunny lately, so I wanted our dinners to match that tone. There’s a little rain on the horizon, so I’ve got a few “warm your bones” meals, but for the most part we should be eating pretty light this week. I’m trying some new ideas–variations on familiar themes–and am excited about the flavor possibilities (I’m looking at you Brussels sprouts salad…)!
Thanks to an abundant Easter brunch (we hosted Andy’s family and I made a little extra) we actually ate leftovers for dinner three times this week! That means I get to carry over a couple of last week’s meals into this week. You’ll notice the grocery list is a wee bit shorter, and that’s because we’ve got the ingredients for the pho and the chorizo rice bowl in the fridge waiting to be consumed.
Okay, technically, Andy isn’t writing this, but the information about what he eats came directly from his own mouth so it’s almost the same thing.
If you’ve been following this blog at all, you will have noticed that our weekly meal plans only cover dinners for the week. There are a couple reasons for this. 1) Andy has eaten basically the same breakfast and lunch every day for the last 4 years. 2) My relationship with food is a bit more complicated. We’ll get into how I eat during the day next week, but here’s a look at what Andy eats day-to-day.
Breakfast: Apple, banana, avocado, 2 cups of coffee with coconut milk.
Andy is one of those rare creatures that can eat the same thing day in and day out, which makes meal planning and building the grocery list super easy. It also makes weight management/maintenance fairly straightforward as dinner is the only wildcard is dinner.
While I don’t expect everyone to follow Andy’s daily eating regimen (goodness knows I certainly couldn’t!), I can certainly see the appeal and it does make aspects of my life fairly easy.