Very soon, I’ll be back to the routine. School’s been out since December 20th for break plus a couple bonus snow days and though the vacation was awesome – visiting Brian’s family, celebrating Christmas, and saving a few days for ourselves to relax before going back to work – but I am ready for the usual schedule. Hanging out in yoga pants reading blogs for the majority of my day is getting way too normal. This morning Brian and I headed to our CSA for the bi-weekly pickup. It was a little bit of an adventure as the back roads are still pretty snowy and icy but thankfully we made it without incident. This is probably because I wasn’t the one driving; few things make me more nervous than driving in snow. Now our produce supply is restocked and I’m looking forward to getting back on the cooking train.
As you may have noticed, I did some sprucing up around here over my vacation. Continuing in that vein, I’m trying out a new format for the menu plans. As always, please let me what you think and if there are any problems!
leftover Manhattan Clam Chowder
baked salmon, roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed Swiss chard
Giada de Laurentiis’ Butternut Squash Lasagna with a
some sort of enchiladas, possibly with sweet potatoes, beans, rice and/
leftover pizza (if there is any leftover pizza)
Brian cooks! – under a new, flexible arrangement, he’ll be cooking on Sunday nights.
leftover chili (hopefully there are leftovers!)
eggs and potatoes, maybe frittata, maybe something else
roasted vegetables over rice with an Asian-style sauce
In terms of lunches, I’m always a little unsure of what the plan is because Brian makes the lunches and I make the dinners. Granted, I generally try to cook something over the weekend that can be doled out during the week and I do the grocery shopping, but Brian is much more creative than I am about putting together meals to be eaten at work. This week looks like it’ll be yogurts, carrot sticks and hummus, crackers and the like. Next week I’m planning to make vegetable tetrazzini which Brian has been requesting for weeks and I keep putting off because I’ve been making so many other rich, carb-loaded meals for dinner. I’m also on a mission to come up with some new breakfast ideas. I’m generally not in the mood for cooking (or anything else) first thing in the morning, but I end up starving at work. Cheese sandwiches generally keep me pretty happy, but they’re getting a little old. Suggestions?