|Interesting meal addition from our friend Erik|
My schedule is different everyday but I for sure see patients Monday-Wednesday, some nights not getting home until after seven. Ben works a strange split schedule, mostly at the community college for 10 am to 1 pm and then tutoring roughly from 3-7 pm, returning home around 7:30 or 8:00. I cook dinner during the week, making sure there enough left-overs for us to eat have a hot, instant lunch.
Every week is a little different. Some weeks I have lots of patience and cooking time and no evening obligations. Some weeks I have networking events almost every night and I throw food in the slow cooker every morning. Some weeks are in-between.
When I sit down to plan meals, I try to balance my meal selections, rotating fish, beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian, though sometime we end up with more fish than not. I also tend not to write down the exact vegetable side because that will depend upon whats on sale at the grocery store or farmer's market.
Here's what was on our menu this week:
Sunday: Szechwan pork stir-fry with bok choy from the latest Cook's Illustrated (it was delicious!)
Monday: Fish tacos or pasta with pesto and smoked salmon and chard (depends whats was on sale)
Tuesday: Salmon burgers and salad (working late)
Wednesday: Roast chicken and potatoes with brussels sprouts or broccoli
Thursday: Guys Night- leftovers or scrambled eggs
Friday: Home made pizza or something else fun
Saturday: Dinner with friends, menu TBA
How do you plan your meals?