Today I ran 7 miles and then J and I did yard work because it is such a beautiful day to be outside. We mowed the lawn, weeded, and trimmed unruly trees. Jake helped.
Now back to the meal planning.
Saturday- Dinner at a friend’s. It is St. Patty’s Day themed, so I will be bringing chocolate whiskey and beer cupcakes. Mmm.
Sunday-Vegetarian arugula and spinach lasagna. Now that it is warming up, my arugula is starting to flower. I need to eat it up ASAP. There is also quite a bit of spinach still left in the garden. I’ll be making the noodles myself. Crossing my fingers it turns out okay.
Monday-Udon noodle bowls. This Asian fusion recipe from Williams-Sonoma has udon noodles, chicken, eggs, bok choy (the last bit in the garden…sad…), green onions, and a dashi broth. It is super simple to make and delicious. On the downside, it makes a lot of dirty dishes.
Tuesday-Bean burritos. J will be cooking because I have to stay out late.
Wednesday-Turkey burgers and carrots.
Thursday-St. Patty’s Day at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. I usually cook ‘traditional’ meal, but who can turn down corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and all the booze you can drink for only $10. Even if you don’t drink, like me, it is hard to get a good meal for under $10. I’m happy.
Friday- Leftovers. I have a feeling there will be lasagna leftover. Or maybe not.
This week I did well when it came to buying only in season fruits and vegetables. However I failed miserably when it came to shopping. I forgot four items and was $30 over my budget ($110 for food and $20 for dinner out on Thurs). Part of my poor budgeting can be attributed to the 1 gallon of Strause milk ($9) which I will be making into cheese tomorrow. Can’t wait!