This was a crazy week, with the county fair, me at work most of the week, Cubby at football practice most days, and way too much heat. But everyone was fed.
Short version: Leftover beef goulash with egg noodles, frozen peas
Long version: Not much to report, except that egg noodles are much better than eggless pasta. In my opinion, anyway.
Short version: Fair food, and PBJ
Long version: This was our big day at the County Fair.
All the excitement isn't over until around 6 p.m., so we got the kids dinner at the 4-H concession stand. The only thing available was a hot dog meal that came with either chips or a full-size candy bar. So that's what they all got, and they all chose the candy bar.
Calvin was the only one who didn't want a hot dog. He came home and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I was so hot and tired, all I ate was some cottage cheese.
Short version: Sausage in tomato/cream sauce, leftover noodles, Blue Ribbon carrots, raw green beans
Long version: Breakfast sausage fried in small patties, to which I added some pizza sauce I had made and then some heavy cream.
We brought home the three carrots that A. entered into the fair, for which he got a first-place ribbon. They were pretty bendy and wrinkled after sitting out in the exhibition hall for three days, but I certainly wasn't going to throw them out. So I roasted them. They were delicious.
Short version: Pizza, leftover goulash, carrot sticks
Long version: I went back to work this day for a full day of teacher in-service stuff, so I prepped all of this ahead of time. I made the pizza dough and pre-baked it the day before when I was baking bread, plus made pizza sauce. So when I got home, all I had to do was top the dough with the sauce and my handy pre-shredded asadero from the freezer--plus the two leftover sausage patties diced up to top the smaller pizza--and bake it about fifteen minutes.
A. and I had the goulash. It wasn't as good as the pizza. But then, very few things are.
Short version: Hamburgers, leftover pizza, steamed broccoli
Long version: Cubby started playing football this week, with the first two days of practices from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
That's a LOT of calories burned.
I knew he would be coming home starving (once he had recovered from all the running in the heat--the heat this week was the reason the practices started so early), and I was at work all day so I wouldn't be here to feed him when he got home.
So I had A. buy some ground beef when he was at the store and I made pre-made hamburger patties to keep in the freezer that A. could cook for Cubby when he got home.
There were some of those left, so I made those for dinner.
Our neighbor is bringing a steer to the butcher for us next week and I will be sooooo happy to have not-store ground beef again.
Short version: Cafeteria food, omelets, ice cream
Long version: There was a bunch of lasagna, corn, and garlic bread left from the teachers' provided lunch at school after this in-service day that the cook asked us to take home. And I was very happy to do so, because that meant I didn't have to cook for the kids.
I had a little ice cream left, which I promised the kids they could have if they behaved themselves at school for the whole four hours A. and I both had to be in a required CPR/First Aid training. They did--mostly thanks to a couple of teachers who already had the certification and kept them occupied--so they got the ice cream.
Short version: Meat and potatoes, cucumbers with salt and vinegar
Long version: Diced potatoes boiled in the juices from a jar of bull meat, then I added the meat, plus garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
Cucumbers from the garden. Finally.
Okay, your turn! What'd you eat this week?