There is something beautifully ironic about the fact that this week we cooked more at home than we ever have in one week with or without a baby. This is also why it is 100% important that you master all life skills you need before you have a baby because there is legit no time to deal with that on the other side.
Saturday – Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausages, Coleslaw, Tater Tots
I think at one point I had dreams of making a nicer potato side dish but Saturday was a long day and Marcus wanted tots and frankly I had no arguments against tots because who would?
Sunday – Frijoles a la Charra from The Homesick Texan with Rice, Soft-Fried Eggs, and Avocado
This recipe always feels like more work in concept than it actually is in practice. Maybe because sometimes I have to use the immersion blender? Maybe because I haven’t made it nearly a hundred times like our favorite Black Beans recipe? I will confess that I made the beans on Sunday morning so we could reheat them for dinner, but I know the more we make these, the faster they will come together.
Monday – Sriracha Caesar Salad from Cravings
Someday, I will make our favorite taco salad from the Williams-Sonoma cookbook again or our favorite fried chicken cutlet salad from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook again but right now, this is the exact maximum amount of effort I can put into salad making. It helps that the dressing is superbly delicious. Thanks, mayonnaise!
Wednesday – Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth from Cooking Light Slow Cooker Tonight! with Rice and Steamed Broccoli
I think we made this once a really long time ago and then I forgot about it. Channa masala it is not, but it was a nice change-up from the Chicken In A Pot that we have been actioning for the better part of the last month.
Thursday – Naan Pizza, Salad
This is me, phoning it in. I can’t even remember the last time we had naan pizza, but hey! It’s a meal that we made ourselves.
Miscellaneous – Earth Cookies
I told you. I can’t stop making these.