Here this blog has just been started and I am getting a pop quiz. R told me yesterday that he will have to work late every night this week. So, how do I feed the fam food a) they can eat and b) I feel good about, and still manage to parent in a way that allows me to sleep easy at night. My instinct is to make 14 dozen tamales, a giant pot of beans, 2 batches of granola, roast a chicken and make stock. I am not going to do that. That would take two solid days of "parenting with my voice" from the kitchen--deal breaker. I could make a run to the store, but the convenience foods my kids allergies (wheat, cow-dairy, nuts and seeds, eggs, soy and garlic. Yes, I know, GARLIC?!?) allow them to have are waaaaaay expensive and I have already spent my budget this week. But finances aside, I have a lot of ingredients in this house. Sure they are ingredients that take a day to thaw, a night to soak or an hour to cook, but there is plenty. This is not a prologue to my big plan. I have no plan as of yet. I have a menu I made on Saturday as a starting point:
Sunday: T-bones, potato gratin, mushrooms and onions and chimichurri sauce.
Monday: Polenta, roasted cauliflower, sauteed chard, marinara with left over steak.
Tuesday: Fish tacos, beans, rice, salad, salsa and avocados.
Wednesday: Black bean burgers, Jojos, salad and broccoli.
Thursday: Leftovers cleverly thrown together in a new and exciting way that the children love.
Friday: California pork chops, rice, broccoli and pickled beets.
Saturday: Pizza and apple pie.
Of course, R won't be here, so I will have to alter things so there won't be a fridge full of leftovers about to go bad. Well, wish me luck.....Josie
p.s. That cheat sheet would have been awesome about now.