I don’t even want to say it because I’m terrified I will curse us or something, but this week, we got to eat dinner. Together. At our table. It was amazing. For the last 12 weeks, cooking has been a zen exercise in putting a lot of effort into something that has yielded a relatively small reward. But I have continued to do it because it has been something of an anchor to my pre-Critter life and a desperate effort at normalcy. And I know that for all of the days/nights (100%) that getting a meal on the table was stressful, it was still better for me mentally than eating takeout all the time.
Sunday – Frijoles a la Charra from The Homesick Texan with Rice, Soft-Fried Eggs, and Avocado
You guys, the more I make this dish, the faster I get at it. But I don’t have it memorized yet so, something to work towards.
Tuesday – Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with Coleslaw and Cheesy Jalapeno
Bacon Cornbread from Cravings
This time I made the cornbread with green chiles instead of jalapenos because that’s what I had on hand. It’s still phenomenal. I can only wonder what it would taste like if I actually had the chance to action it with bacon.
Wednesday – Breakfast Tacos
This time, I even remembered the refried beans!
I went to work, came home, and then we made this dinner. I mean seriously, I am so proud of us. I’m also glad that The Universe directed me to action asparagus salad because it is just delightful and we haven’t had it in ages.
Miscelleaneous – Earth Cookies