Some would call it planning ahead but for so long, I cooked three meals a day from scratch. I know people who rarely cook. I never understood how they could do that but now . . I’m that person! Not really, but I do sometimes feel like I should be doing more. If you see us, you’ll realize we aren’t missing any meals and Vince hasn’t been complaining so . . I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. At least it gives me more knitting time.
One of the big changes is that I’ve stopped fixing dinner completely. I find that I feel so much better when I have a piece of fruit or a carrot or tomatoes for dinner. One night this week we had a salad and sandwich because I wanted a sandwich but I realized after eating it that I feel better skipping the evening meal. Vince almost always fixes himself a sandwich or heats up some leftovers for dinner but I figure if I’ve fixed breakfast and lunch, he can heat up whatever he wants for dinner. There’s always something in the fridge, and if not, he’s a junk food lover and he always has frozen eggrolls or some kind of heat and serve “thing” in the freezer.
Yesterday morning I put a chuck roast in the pressure cooker, this evening I will take a bag of frozen smoked brisket out of the freezer, this morning I defrosted a chicken breast for a salad I want to make. I’m never home for lunch on Tuesday so I figure .. if all goes according to my plans, I won’t have to cook again, except for breakfast, til next Friday! That’s a whole lot of knitting time!
Here’s my plan:
- Today (Friday) – Chuck roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad
- Saturday – Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad, seeded crackers
- Sunday – Brisket, baked beans, roasted potatoes, salad
- Monday – Roast beef sandwiches on pumpernickel, cole slaw
- Wednesday – Frozen lobster ravioli with lemon cream sauce, salad
- Friday – Brisket stuffed potatoes (baked potatoes with brisket, sour cream, butter, chopped onion and jalapeno), salad
Now, if I could just figure out a way to keep from having to clean house, I could spend every waking moment knitting.