Everyone who was in the storm’s path this weekend, hopefully you got yourself unburied. As I mentioned Friday, my university was shut down for the day, so I got an impromptu day off.
The view from my window. Fortunately, that is not my car.
Wintery days require a hot, slow-cooked dinner, don’t you think? So Friday night I made Julie’s crock-pot curried lentils, except I used canned lentils, chicken breasts instead of thighs, and broccoli instead of cauliflower. I added everything except the lentils (and I left out the broth entirely) in the morning, and added them about an hour before we were ready for dinner.
It was a tasty dinner, especially with a scoop of sour cream on top.
Let’s get into this week’s grocery shopping and meal planning, shall we?
- shaved ham
- chicken breasts
- pork chops
- lobster tails
- smoked salmon (I was really feeling the seafood this week, wasn’t I?)
- whole chicken
- egg whites
- cream cheese
- Fuji apples
- minced garlic (hey, sometimes I’m lazy)
I promise I still eat vegetables! I still have spinach, bell pepper, carrots, yellow beans and frozen veggies to eat up, so I kept it light on the produce this week. Trying to bring down that grocery bill by making sure I’m eating up what I have.
- english muffins
- frozen meals (for the boy)
- almond milk
- church key can opener (I had to google that to figure out what it was called)
I didn’t really have a lot to buy this week, so I managed to come within budget. Yay!
- Saturday: wing it
- Sunday: salmon, rice and salad
- Monday: pork chops, potatoes and veggies
- Tuesdays: pancakes and bacon (!!!)
- Wednesday: wing it
- Thursday: lobster tails (whether or not you like Valentine’s day, you have to appreciate all the chocolate and the lobster that goes on sale that week)
- Friday: stuffed chicken breasts
Should be good! I’m trying to make a point of having two nights a week where we either pick something up, make leftovers, or eat something simple. It’s cheaper than trying to make beautiful dinner every night of the week, and makes things a little bit easier for me.
I had the apartment to myself last night (Eric went for a boy’s night) so I decided to throw on Pitch Perfect – I’ve seen so many people rave about it that I had to watch it. It is rare that I find a musical/music-focused movie that I do not like (pretty sure I could recite Rent line-by-line) so I figured it’d be a good choice.
So…I get why so many people rave about it. That was a fantastic movie!
It makes me wish that:
1. I could sing acapella. Or at all. To say that I am tone-deaf would be putting it pretty mildly.
2. I could add start adding aca’ as a prefix to everything. Allison was watching it at the same time I was, and her thoughts?
Well played Allison, well played. (See? It would just make everyday conversation more entertaining).
Have a good one!
<— What dinners are you planning on making this week? Planning on having pancakes on Tuesday?
<— Any singers out there?
<— What did you think of Pitch Perfect (if you’ve seen it)?