Monday, February 10, 2014

Just Trying to Make it to Friday

We are going to eat in every single meal this week. I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up. This was incredibly stressful as the store that I went to was having some kind of presentation with a free gift in the meat department so there was a woman with a microphone and 28 people with shopping carts blocking my access to chicken breasts. I might have given the woman with a microphone an ugly look. I'm sorry, but 5pm on a Sunday night is not the time to cause traffic jams in the Kroger.

Anyways, if all goes according to plan and I don't ruin any meals, we should be eating in for dinner until Friday night. Which is date night. And I will be getting an appetizer, entree, and a dessert at a restaurant that has yet to be decided. I am thrilled at all of the possibilities. 

Before we begin, I'd like to throw out a little disclaimer. Those of you who have been reading my blog for long know that I make no claims to be a healthy cook. These are high in carb, usually, and involve a lot of store-bought ingredients. If you're an organic, pure, fresh, healthy food lover than move on along. This ain't the place for you. 

Got it? Good.

Let's start with last night's dinner:

SUNDAY: Lasagna Cups with Salad - this is an interesting little dish that I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and we kinda love it. I'm hoping someday my Ellie will eat it and love it too.

MONDAY: Red Beans & Rice with Cornbread - when we lived in Louisiana, I quickly learned that it is a New Orleans tradition to serve Red Beans & Rice on Mondays. Don't ask me why. But every restaurant you go to has a standing Monday special of Red Beans & Rice. If I end up making it in our home, I usually serve it on a Monday. It's nice to give my husband a little taste of home! (This is in the crock pot as I type this. Smells delicious. I'm excited about this one.) Plus, it's a cold, rainy day so this should really hit the spot.

TUESDAY: Chicken Breasts, Green Beans & Potatoes - I found this recipe on Pinterest and have no idea how it will turn out. But I'm all about cooking everything all at one time. I'll let you know if we like it.

WEDNESDAY: Burgers. Why? Because the grocery bill was starting to get a bit high and we have frozen hamburger patties in the freezer. And all I had to buy was buns. And Grant can make them on the grill and give me a night off. So all I'll have to make is a side. Which will probably be a veggie of some kind. Not sure yet. Carrots, maybe? And baked potatoes? We'll see.

THURSDAY: Leftover night. Leftover Red Beans & Rice (if there's any left since we usually eat this for lunch) or maybe the leftover chicken. The world is your oyster. 

FRIDAY: Who knows?!?! We will go to a nice restaurant with a waiter and I will feel like a real live human. And Ellie will stay here with her precious grandparents that are coming in from New Orleans and we will be wild people and stay out past our bedtime. And we will eat all the food there is to eat! 

So this is my ever exciting, original, and not boring at all menu for the week. Except  what I really mean to say is that it's not exciting, not original, and really boring. 

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