So much to workshop this week, so little time. Except actually we have a lot of time.
First off, Marcus was out of town for an evening – we were supposed to go to Two Harbors together to watch one of my best girlfriends compete in the Beargrease Sled Dog Half-Marathon. I stayed home sick, he went up north to be with The People. On another night, he had a fraternity alumni function. On both nights, I made oven fries which I 100% did not take a photo of. I had no appetite, but they seemed slightly more interesting to me than straight toast. So there’s that.
Also, in the middle of all of the oven fry-making, I discovered that our oven isn’t heating properly. I cannot tell if the temperature sensor is broken, the heat element is broken, or what specifically is going wrong. Bless my husband, he informed me that we have some sort of service plan through CenterPoint Energy and so they will send a person out next week to look at it (and hopefully fix it!) for free. On the other hand, I just researched the cost to replace our stove and the cost isn’t heinous (read: about $500) so if that’s what we end up having to do, we’ll do it.
Monday – Garden Pie
Once I realized that Marcus would not be home in time for dinner, I needed a Plan B that would leave me with some leftovers for the week (and maybe a belated bite to eat for my husband!). This seemed filling and healthy-ish with the vegetables. The half avocado on the side doesn’t really do anything for the presentation but I was trying to eat calories so this seemed like the most appropriate choice at the time.
Wednesday – Mustard Milanese from The Smitten Kitchen
See you guys? I was not kidding. We made this two weeks in a row! And it was just as good the second time around! Marcus told me that he felt like we should take a week off next week but I’m not even sure anymore.
We had an arugula disaster – it wilted in the container before we could eat it (organic) so we ended up using the last head of romaine in the fridge. No problem at all.
Thursday – Chilaquiles in Black Bean Salsa from The Homsick Texan’s Family Table with Guacamole
You Guys. I looked back on the blog and realized that we had not made this meal since November. That is like…two months ago. Which is mind blowing because it was so delicious and so easy. We will have to action this one again soon.