Hello dear readers! It’s been busy busy around these parts lately, with both husband and I traveling quite a bit for work. That doesn’t leave much time for the ways of DIY, but we’re managing to keep up with basic maintenance and yardwork at this point. What an accomplishment! ;-) As for me, I am mostly back on two legs after my second surgery, which makes it easier for me to do things around the homestead. I am beyond thankful for my recovery every day. I am keeping up with my physical therapy to get my leg stronger so I can be 100% back to normal in the near future.
One thing that we’ve been pretty steadfast about around here is cooking. Though this blog is not a cooking blog, cooking is one of my loves and I like to talk about it from time to time. It’s pretty amazing how therapeutic the kitchen can be. After as little as 30 minutes worth of work, you can have a masterpiece. I’m a pretty big planner, so I like to devote some time to meal planning each week. I get my inspiration from all over the internet, but my recipes mainly come from Pinterest, Relish (more on that later) and various websites. I will add that I am not a recipe follower by any sense of the word. I’ll read recipes until I find something that inspires me, and then I’ll usually modify or add ingredients based on what we have in the house. I try to make 1 grocery trip every 10 days or so, and we usually hit Costco once a month for some other essentials, especially high quality proteins.
That said, I am going to start posting weekly menus on here as often as I remember :) Without further ado, here is the first. Oh and I’ll also add that we are eating lower carb here, so you won’t see a lot of pasta/potatoes/rice etc in the plans.
Week of 10/3/11:
Sunday: Grilled lamb sirloin chops with rosemary and thyme, blue cheese chopped salad, roasted mushrooms
Monday: Braised short ribs (Costco ready made, very good), sauteed spinach and red cabbage, sauteed mushrooms
Tuesday: Herb rubbed chicken thighs with julienned zucchini (adapted from Annie’s Eats)
Wednesday: Grilled fish with kalamata olive butter, some kind of grilled vegetable
Thursday: no cooking, social commitments – meaning snackies for me
Friday: Pork chops with creamy green chili sauce, sauteed vegetables