Not that Poppy and I did any of the camping or traveling, but the rest of the family did.
Short version: Tilapia, fresh bread, green salad
Long version: A. had found some frozen tilapia fillets at the grocery store the day before, so he got them for our no-meat Lenten Friday meal. He cooked them in the oven covered in garlic, lemon juice, and a full stick of butter. He joked that he's going to start a cooking site dedicated to ways to get the most fat into your food.
He might not be joking about that, actually.
I had to bake bread right before dinner, so instead of frying potatoes as I had planned, I decided to just slice the still-warm bread and cover it in butter. Yum.
Short version: Camp food for the boys, leftovers for the girls
Long version: For the campers, I made what A. calls Hobo Packets, which is any kind of food that can be wrapped up in aluminum foil and heated up in the coals of a fire. In this case, I put in boiled sliced potatoes--tossed with butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika--plus slices of leftover steak on top of that. I also put a couple of extra pats of butter on the steak, as it was quite lean.
Perfection for a meat-and-potatoes man like A.
In addition, they had Fritos, cheese, carrot sticks, apples, and marshmallows. The latter three were apparently all roasted over the fire on sticks. Charlie tells me he likes carrots cooked this way, but no way else. So if I want him to eat cooked carrots, I have to spear them and cook them over an open fire.
Duly noted. And unlikely.
Poppy and I had a mixture of diced leftover potato and pot roast cooked in a skillet with a couple of tomatoes from an open can in the refrigerator, green peas, and some garlic powder. This was very good, actually, and didn't require any real cooking to get a hot meal. Hooray for leftovers.
Short version: Tacos, with avocado! And roasted sweet potatoes/bell pepper/onion.
Long version: Yes, I get excited enough about avocado that I must use an exclamation point. A. went to a big grocery store on Friday and thus was able to get me some avocados. Avocados make everything better.
Short version: Taco meat skillet, cucumbers with salt and vinegar
Long version: Leftover taco meat + rice + cheddar and pepperjack cheese. Done.
Short version: Ribeye steaks, mashed potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions, frozen green beans
Long version: Nah.
Short version: Roasted chicken thighs, leftover rice, roasted broccoli
Long version: A. and Charlie left for a special father/son trip to Carlsbad this day. To keep Poppy distracted while I was making dinner, I put the little rocking chair in the kitchen, gave her her water bottle, and stationed her attendant behind her to do the rocking.
Because I know how to please a tiny toddler.
Short version: Curried chicken salad sandwiches, still-frozen green beans, grape tomatoes
Long version: I had quite a bit of chicken left from Wednesday, which Cubby and Jack requested I make into chicken salad. And then I had to bake bread in the afternoon, so we had fresh bread. It all worked out.
I gave the kids still-frozen green beans to eat while I was putting together dinner and then plopped some grape tomatoes on their plates. Lame, but they got two vegetables in one meal. Go me.
Okay, your turn! What'd you eat this week?