I'm on vacation. It's an exhilarating thing, seeing as work is crazy and I'm spent. The idea of a week stretching before me with nothing but time is exciting. It will go so quickly. I want to enjoy.
As a result, I've planned an ambitious week of cooking. I have so many things I'd like to try between the Magazine Challenge, Pinterest and the general recipe reading that I do.
My mom is coming for a bit, so we'll have her to help make and eat the experiments. We need lunches for the week too. That's not something I normally plan. Friday night, my uncle and his wife are coming so that's excuse enough to make a cake. My mother also expects dessert with meals, so it's the chance to try some stuff that I wouldn't normally make for J and myself.
Here's what I have planned:
Sunday: Shepherd's Pie
Monday: Lunch - Pork Fried Rice
Dinner - Shake N Bake Chicken, Potatoes, Broccoli
Tuesday: Lunch - Shepherd's Pie
Dinner - Meatball Heros, Chips, Pickles
Wednesday: Lunch - Pork Fried Rice
Dinner - We're having dinner at my mom's
Thursday: Lunch - Not sure yet
Dinner - Macaroni and Cheese, Sausage and Carrot Sticks
Pistachio Raspberry Cakes
Friday: Lunch - Black Bean Quesadillas
Dinner - Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Salad
Guiness Chocolate Cake
Saturday: Lunch - Individual Meatball Pizzas and Salad
Dinner - Better Butter Chicken and Basmati Rice
Sunday: Lunch - Ham and Potato Bake, fruit
Dinner - Eata Fajita Salad and Garlic Bread
Sounds good. Lots of variety. I also will probably make a batch of muffins, and I have a King Arthur Scone mix that I'll make. Add in lots of tea and conversation, it's shaping up to be a great week.