Let me begin by saying, tonight’s dinner was quite possibly the best thing I have ever eaten. It was most certainly the best thing I have ever cooked! Dave agrees with me btw.
The homemade corn tortillas were a smash. So easy, and as a bonus, I got to put my tortilla press to use. For real this time. Combine homemade tortillas with amazing fish, and sauce that brought it all together, and you have tiny fireworks of amazing going off in your mouth. Try them. Soon.
The rest of the meals on the menu for last week were also good. I would say my least favorite was the BLT salad. Shame, because it was the thing I was most excited to make. I think the issue was that it needed more bacon. Dave would argue that everything needs more bacon. I should also note that my son with the expressive speech delay, is able to say, “More bacon” consistently, so I think we know where he stands.
I forgot to mention last week, but we are trying a new cash budgeting system for groceries. It is pretty 1986, but something had to be done about our (my) grocery overspending. Last week, I came in $10 over my weekly allowance. This meant that I SHOULD be $10 under this week to make up for the overage. I got the money out of the ATM on Saturday, and after hitting up Costco, Whole Foods and the farmer’s market, I would like to report that I now have $30 left for the rest of the week. Shoot. Due to the fact that I spend $11 every few days on just milk, I am pretty sure that I am screwed. Sigh.
Last update before I get on with it. Operation “Veggie Bed” is under way. Dave’s parents designed a raised garden bed for us that is enclosed. They came over on Wednesday, and put it together. Here is what it looked like after the frame was built.
Here is what it looks like with the fencing on that is designed to keep out vermin. (Featuring a curious one year old.)
The dirt, and actual planning will be next weekend’s project. Naturally, I will also be spending WAY too much time on Pinterest in the evenings this week trying to find the perfect planting blueprint.
HUGE thank you to Jo and Rich for all of the work you put into this for us. I will feed you with fresh yumminess when this project bears fruit. (And veggies…)
And the menu…
Monday: Leftover night. AKA…Fend for yourself night. Could be an Amy’s burrito, granola and yogurt, eggs over asparagus, Lara bars and water. Like I said…fend for yourself.
Tuesday: Our very very favorite chicken in the crock pot, wild rice and steamed parmesan broccoli.
Wednesday: Cobb salad with chicken from Tuesday, eggs, avocado, shredded carrot and cucumber.
Thursday: Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.
Friday: Taking a night off from meat and giving Mac and Cheese another go. It was dreadful the last time, but I found a new recipe that gives me hope. I also plan to put a few bread crumbs on the top and bake it for a bit.
Saturday: Omelettes with avocado, spinach and cheddar.
Sunday we get to celebrate Dave and my sweet Daddy-O. Leaving this day open to the possibility of hangout sessions, and good chats, and maybe even something on the grill.
Cannot wait to share more pics of the veggie bed progress next week!