I like having a meal plan if only for the simplicity of it. I know what the week will bring and then it’s just simpler.
This week we’ll be having:
Monday: is usually fish or pasta / so we’re having cod from Costco, asparagus and spinach with a sprinkling of goat cheese
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday but we’re having Amy’s cheese enchiladas with beans or rice
Wednesday: pasta night so I think we’ll do spaghetti with sauce and a salad
Thursday: Crockpot Thursday, so I’m thinking a nice soup in the crock pot maybe lentil.
Friday: Friday night pizza, I’ll either do homemade or perhaps we’ll order. It depends on the mood. Usually, I prefer my pizza plus the price of ordering is fairly steep but sometimes it’s a nice change.
Saturday: I thought of grilling something as B got the gas grill ready to go, but I think it’s supposed to rain. Maybe some grilled chicken then or I still have a few cornish hens in the freezer and B bought a lentil loaf from a natural foods store he services in Nevada City. I guess we’ll see how it goes.
B is gone most of the week traveling for work up to Eureka so he won’t be here. Dinner will just be my daughter and me. My son is at school late so doesn’t eat dinner with us.
Generally eating vegetarian and B has been one for over 50 years, we eat lower on the food chain. I think it’s healthier overall. I’m fairly skeptical of food fads like Paleo, keto, Vegan, whatever. Back in our youth, it was macrobiotics. I remember going to a cooking class in Macrobiotics back then… interesting… but later he died of some sort of cancer fairly young ( 40ish) so that didn’t help much. I think all things in moderation.
I do like Michael Pollan’s take on using meat as a side, organic and harvested ethically. I generally always buy organic meat( chicken, beef,) but sometimes bacon slips by and it’s not organic. Well, I guess if one is trying.
Budget wise, food is still our biggest variable. Although, total with animal food, Costco, nonfood, wine, we’re still averaging @ $800 for 4 people so I don’t think that’s too bad.
I finished the entryway zones and even washed the front door.
We went to the gym and it was nice to get back to the rhythm. It was closed yesterday for Easter.
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Good for you ! This sounds sensible to not waste time trying to figure out what to cook.