Last week we stuck to the schedule and I found we were able to do a lot more in the evenings. I forget the days where coming home from work means coming home and having (what seemed like ) endless time to myself to do things like experiment with recipes or read a book or watch mindless television or go out with friends. Now, once we walk in the door, the thought of leaving again is almost unbearable. It might just be that it’s winter and so so dark so so early. But its also about the business of running the household. Anyway, this week we were able to go swimming multiple times after work and we never ate out (except on Friday when I had a lovely sushi dinner at Yotsuba with Danielle & Minal. Heaven!).
This week I’m having a bit of recipe-block. Not totally sure where I’m going to take us but here’s the plan:
- MONDAY: “Burrito Pie (Or a More Appetizing Name)” (Thank you Foss Family)
- TUESDAY: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala With Rice
- WEDNESDAY: Leftovers
- THURSDAY: …so tempted to say “Zingerman’s Pot Pies” here, even though I technically would not be cooking them save for warming them up. Tis the season for pot pies and Zingermans has a bunch of them through February! It will be either that, or leftovers. Sad face.
If people have easy weeknight recipes that they want to share, I am all ears (or eyes, as it were). Also, I need some advice. I have a ginger problem (truth) and my friend Julie is an enabler. She picked up a bottle of “Mango Ginger Chutney” for me from Trader Joe’s and I have NO IDEA what to do with it. Thoughts? Opinions? Ginger is very important to me so I will cherish anything you might have to offer. I say this as I am on my third cup of ginger tea.