Happy Iceland Independence Day!
Last week’s meal plan was awesome. I knew what I was making every day, which had a rather calming effect, since I was able to avoid the daily “Oh, crap, it’s almost 5 p.m. and what the heck am I making for dinner?” feeling I normally have.
Plus, my meals from Plated were not only amazingly good, but they were quick and easy to make, and the kids liked them! Well, they liked the tomato-and-chorizo poached cod with feta; I made the steak with blue cheese one night after they went to bed, just because that’s how the timing worked out (but they much enjoyed their own dinner of hot dogs). A post about Plated is coming soon. So is another meal or two, since I didn’t cancel my membership in time and have 4 more plates on the way! Oops.
So here’s this week’s meal plan. There’s more meat in it than last week, but that’s OK.
Sunday: Grilled chicken, corn on the cob, salad (trying to get through the salad greens). Picnic on our lawn for Father’s Day.
Monday: Broiled cod, rice, broccoli. Except for me, because I’m going to dinner at Oleana (check out this menu!) with some friends, one of whom is about to move to Colorado.
Tuesday: Plated meal (if it comes; it’s now unclear whether there was a final order in my membership or not, and I cannot determine it from their site!) or chicken burritos.
Wednesday: Pesto tortellini, cauliflower, green salad.
Thursday: Chicken burritos (unless we had them on Tuesday, in which case it will be hot dogs and baked beans–all organic, for what it’s worth).
Friday: Pizza. We’ll try for homemade this week. Or maybe we’ll continue to support our favorite local pizza shop.
Saturday: I don’t know!
I missed Saturday’s farmer’s market (we were burying our cat who died five months ago — I promise to post that story soon!! But let me reassure you it was actually a nice time). So I’m went this afternoon because HOORAY, our CSA farmer (well, former CSA farmer) does the Monday market, too!
Also, we went to Stop&Shop yesterday. I always feel a little guilty and privileged doing most of our grocery shopping at Whole Foods (but it’s only a half-mile from our house, on the way to preschool!). I was pleased (and annoyed) to find that Stop&Shop actually has higher prices on many of the items I wanted to buy (almond milk, bread), plus we couldn’t buy some of the stuff we wanted because everything had preservatives and dyes in it (pickles! I just wanted pickles! But not with polysorbate 80 and yellow #5 and EDTA, thank you very much!).
Plus, time. It takes so much extra time to read all the labels at that grocery store! At least at Whole Foods (and Trader Joe’s, for that matter) I know the food doesn’t contain those preservatives (or high fructose corn syrup) and can usually just grab a jar of pickles off the shelf and move on. I don’t mean to sound judgmental; I’m just saying that it’s not what I want to eat. And I don’t know why they have to put so much crap in the food supply.
I am going to get off my purist-food-snob soapbox now so I can pick up the kids and hit the farmer’s market.
What are you eating this week? Got any recipes to share?