This isn’t a week for innovation in the kitchen. It’s just one of those weeks when I’m grateful I did the thinking ahead of time, because without a plan, my brain wouldn’t be able to spit out much more than cereal and quesadillas. Every night.Some weeks are for trying new recipes, but this week is for relying on the veterans. I can usually count on everyone eating soup, most any kind of Asian-inspired chicken dish, and anything with sausage.
I’ll be trying my very best to spend 45 minutes every morning emptying the dishwasher, prepping dinner as far as possible, and doing a load of laundry (I don’t want to relive the laundry pile I just worked my way through). This morning I’ve already finished two out of three, but I still need to get the last few groceries before I can prep dinner (apparently Al Roker said to get your errands done today, before the next wave of snow sweeps in–thankfully, he’s not using groundhogs to predict the weather).
I have a secret weapon, too: a frozen pizza stashed in the garage freezer just in case one day’s schedule (or my sanity) derails and I decide to give up on cooking. It could happen.
Monday: Pasta with Caramelized Cabbage, salad
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes, broccoli
Wednesday: Baked Sausages with Apples and Potatoes, salad
Thursday: Sesame Chicken (scroll down to the end of the comments), sugar snap peas
Friday: White Bean and Tomato Soup, bread
What are cooking and eating this week?
Sloppy Joes and sesame chicken in the same week? Sign me up!
I’m intrigued by the pasta with caramelized cabbage…my husband loves cooked cabbage so that may be a winner in our house 🙂
That’s great that you are forming a morning routine! I find that the bigger the pile gets (laundry, dishes, toys on the floor), the more intimidated I am to tackle it 🙂
Hope you are staying nice and warm!
It is soooo good, and honestly doesn’t resemble cabbage anymore. My kids think it’s onions, which has it’s own problems!