Sunday, September 30, 2012

Planning: September 30-5, 2012

Work started, and I hit the wall.  We've been eating out A LOT.  I've been totally uninspired, both while looking at menus and when attempting to figure out what to cook for J and I.
Friday, we're leaving for points south and my first away football game.  We're eating here this week, and there are some new recipes.  I made a cake tonight that smells amazing.  With a new oven, I'm hoping I didn't overcook.  We'll see.
Here's the rundown of what we're eating here this week:

Monday:  Lemon Garlic Tilapia, rice and broccoli.  We continue to try and eat healthy.
Tuesday:  Lemony Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto and Garlic Bread
Wednesday:  Leftovers from Tuesday
Thursday:  Grilled steak, potatoes and broccoli

So, two new recipes plus a cake.  I'd say it's a pretty good week.  And there's a plan.  A plan is always good.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pintertest Kitchen: Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

According to Pinterest, I pinned this 26 weeks ago.  Half a year.  I was at a different school, in a different house, bemoaning different aspects of my kitchen than I am now.
The first day of school, I set out to discover if this chicken recipe was really the BEST ever.
I present to you now's Easy Garlic Chicken:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Planning: Sept 3 - 9, 2012

I used to work with a principal who spent the last week of August singing, "It's the most wonderful time of the year".  While I am definitely not a part of that camp, I do recognize that it is time to return to work and no longer live the life of Reilly, or sloth.  Sigh.  The cat won't spend time with me anymore, and J will take over many of the tasks I currently perform.  That may not be a bad thing.
Nevertheless, cooking is still my realm.  We continue with J's and my need to eat healthy and my need to try everything I've pinned to Pinterest.  We also have football season to contend with now, and weekends away.  But it also means that there are more things to make and take away. 
Right.  To recap, busy fall; and I'll be cooking.  On with the planning.

Monday:  The end of summer.  We're celebrating by finishing a container of chocolate ice cream and eating chili dogs using Paco's hot dog sauce.

Tuesday:  Pinterst garlic brown sugar chicken.  We'll see if it is "the BEST ever."

Wednesday:  30 minute spaghetti and meatballs

Thursday:  Chicken stirfry and rice

Friday:  We're leaving for football.  Probably Wendy's.

So there you have it.  A short week with meals that go together fast to make up for the fact that I'm going to be hugely busy and exhausted.
Three cheers for the end of summer.  Bring on the adventures of the fall.