I’ve been busy busy, hence the lack of posts in the past month. I expect the year to get even busier as I try to get papers written and things get crazy at J’s work. This week is rather dull on the food front. I’ve planned easy meals (at least during the week) since I expect J to have to stay late at work.
In the fridge: Chicken broth, pasta sauce, celery, and parmesan cheese.
In the pantry: Barley, brown rice.
Saturday: Rapture potluck at a friend’s. The theme was to bring what you’d like to eat for your last meal (so cleaver!). I originally wanted to make a dessert (who doesn’t like sugar?), but when I noticed that there was not a single vegetable listed on the menu, I went for a simple salad instead. Arugula, peaches, walnuts, and feta. I love love love arugula salad, but this was not quite up to my standards. Also, peaches aren’t in season yet and the ones I got were both unripe and mushy. Bo!
Sunday: Marsala mushroom burgers with grilled asparagus. Nom nom nom nom. I can’t wait for dinner tonight.
Monday: Barley risotto. Gotta use up that chicken broth.
Tuesday: Pasta with turkey meatballs; salad. While not particularly creative, this meal will use up some celery, old bread, and parmesan.
Wednesday: Fried rice with chard.
Thursday: Ravioli with whatever vegetables are leftover in the fridge.
Friday: No dinner plans. I’m secretly hoping that J will take me out for dinner. If he’s busy, I’ll probably pick up some bread and cheese and have it with a basket of fresh strawberries. Simple food make me happiest.
Cost of groceries: $120. I would have been on budget, but I ended up buying toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, rice cakes, and a bottle of wine. While I needed most of those items, I could have done without the alcohol. J read somewhere that it was a requisite for summer to have a bottle chilling in the fridge just in case. I was feeling trendy, so we caved.
As for the picture on this post, I went to Portland for Mother’s Day. My mom and I went to a Japanese garden. She took the picture.