Short version: Tuna patties, mashed potatoes, green salad with leftover ranch dressing
Long version: I now use three 12-ounce cans of tuna to make tuna patties. That is a LOT of tuna. And it all gets eaten. Yikes.
Good thing I buy it by the case. And good thing I bought a case just about two months ago, because it is apparently not in stock online for another month. Sigh.
Short version: Tacos with leftover pork and homemade corn tortillas
Long version: Know what else is hard to find online now? Masa. I guess because it's a kind of flour? I dunno. I do not have a case of that, but the five pounds I do have should last me a little while anyway.
Short version: Barbecue mutton, sourdough biscuits, coleslaw
Long version: I bought 100 pounds of flour from King Arthur early in March, right before the great flour shortage of 2020 began. I wasn't intending to hoard flour; I just use a LOT of flour to bake all our bread and was tired of almost running out and didn't want to pay shipping more than once. And now King Arthur is apparently out of every kind flour.
This is fun, isn't it?
The mutton was the meat that came off the bones we boiled to make stock from the wether. It's not great meat after it's boiled for six hours, but good enough to mix with barbecue sauce and eat with coleslaw.
Short version: Grilled cheese sandwiches, vegetable soup, yogurt with maple syrup
Long version: There was more of the boiled mutton (yum) left, but when 3:45 p.m. rolled around, I couldn't make myself cook it. Because I didn't really want to eat it.
We had all had eggs for breakfast, so I made grilled cheese.
I still had a big bowl of sheep stock in the refrigerator, even after freezing several gallons of it, so I used some of it to make the soup. Onion, garlic, half a can of whole tomatoes that had been hanging out in the refrigerator, leftover mashed potatoes, and some frozen stir-fry vegetables. It needed more flavor, so I threw in a cube of pesto from the three left from last summer.
The soup turned out pretty well. But everyone still wanted to round the meal out with another course. Thus, yogurt with maple syrup.
Short version: Bunless hamburgers, boiled potato chunks, green salad
Long version: Yeah, "boiled potato chunks" means I was going to make mashed potatoes, but somehow ran out of motivation before getting to the actual mashing part. Luckily, boiled potatoes with plenty of butter, salt, and pepper are also good.
The salad was actually the last of the lettuce from the store mixed with the last bit of coleslaw. The coleslaw was pretty liquid-y, so it made a surprisingly good salad dressing.
Short version: Roasted Italian sausage and potatoes, frozen green beans
Long version: Funny how even though I'm home on Mondays and Wednesday, which are my work days at the school, I now have no more time to cook than I did when I was at the school all day. That's because my house is now the school, which means helping Cubby and Charlie with their schoolwork as well as completing my own work tasks, as I'm still getting paid to work from home.
It's surprisingly hectic. Or maybe not so surprising.
Anyway. On such days, sausage to the rescue!
Thanks, MiL! Again.
On a related topic, since I have to turn in all of Cubby and Charlie's work via photo attachments in e-mails to their teachers, my phone has almost zero photos of the actual children, but dozens of these:
Behold, how The New Math teaches fractions.
So this was April Fool's Day, and I was very relieved that my children forgot about it. This, despite Cubby actually writing on the calendar the week before, "Plan April Fool jokes."
I hate April Fool's jokes. I am Not A Fun Mom, I don't enjoy shoveling Legos out of my bed before I can go to sleep (last year's brilliant joke), and I'm not sorry, either.
Short version: Mutton tacos with homemade tortillas, frozen green peas
Long version: I used the last of the mutton that came off the bones during stock-making to make the taco meat. It wasn't great, but it was okay.
I used some of A.'s green garlic as a topping on the tacos, which was very good. I must specify that this was green garlic that he had provided to me, because I'm too afraid to dig up any of his hundreds of garlic plants. He's very protective of his baby garlic.
Speaking of A. and gardening, he helped me plant the asparagus crowns that I ordered two months ago and that finally arrived this day. I was very excited.
We can't actually EAT any of the asparagus until next year, but it's anticipatory excitement.
Okay, your turn! What'd you eat this week?