Short version: Bunless hamburgers, leftover spaghetti, raw green beans
Long version: The rest of the ground beef from earlier in the week that I never cooked, more of the spaghetti from the cafeteria, more cucumbers from the garden.
Unexciting, but tasty.
Short version: Leftover spaghetti, leftover chicken salad with crackers, cucumbers, Larabars
Long version: Cubby had his first football game this day. It was an away game. Very away. Three hours away, actually. A. went, so he and Cubby were gone for dinner.
That's why we had leftovers.
Also why I gave the kids the Larabars for dessert. I had mentioned to them that I had given Cubby a couple to bring with him in case he needed to eat something, so of course they wanted one, too. I usually have these on hand. They're really good. Not exactly health food, but not total junk, either.
Short version: Pork and gravy, garlic bread, Holy's cabbage, roasted carrots, raw cabbage, double chocolate brownie pie
Long version: I found a random bag of what looked like pork loin in the freezer, so I sliced that into kind of medallions, fried those with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, and then made a milk gravy for the pork in the pan.
For those who have no idea what's so holy about cabbage, you can read all about it here. Three of the four children prefer their cabbage raw, but Cubby LOVES Holy's cabbage, so I can be assured the family recipe will live on.
It was Cubby's turn to clean the toilet, and thus choose dessert, and he chose brownies. I made these brownies (though I never bother with the parchment paper lining), and added a few chopped dark chocolate truffles of unknown age that I found in the back of my baking cabinet. I also baked it in a nonstick round cake pan and cut it into wedges. Hence, brownie pie.
It was popular. Obviously.
Oh look! An action shot of many things!
Short version: Breakfast sausage patties, mashed potatoes, beet greens, carrot sticks
Long version: Nah.
Short version: Pork stir-fry, rice
Long version: When I cut up the pork on Sunday, I cut some into smaller pieces for stir-fry. Even though I have probably enough vegetables from the garden right now to make the stir-fry with fresh vegetables, I still used two bags of frozen stir-fry vegetables.
Lazy? Guilty as charged.
Short version: Curried rooster slop, leftover mashed potatoes, raw green beans, leftover beet greens
Long version: We must've gotten at least half a dozen roosters from various people this year. I guess a lot of people got chicks this spring, and of course, when anyone gets chicks they're bound to get excess roosters.
This one came to us Tuesday, A. killed it and skinned it Wednesday morning, and then I pressure-cooked it. It was pretty shreddy when it was done, so I just pulled it apart and added some curried split peas I took from the freezer as a sauce.
This rooster had a lot of very dark meat, and the brown of the meat with the yellow of the curry made for a pretty ugly dish.
We do not always eat with our eyes in this house.
Short version: Very late chicken burritos
Long version: Cubby had a home game this night, so we all went. It went a lot later than I thought. We didn't get home until 7:40 p.m., by which point, of course, everyone was starving.
I hadn't actually made anything ahead of time, but I had saved some of the rooster's breast meat for some undetermined use. So I heated that up with salsa, and then put it in flour tortillas with cheese.
There were no vegetables with dinner, but the kids all ate apples while they were watching the game, so I called it good.
Okay, your turn! What'd you eat this week?