Woohoo! I am so excited that I cooked several days last week. For a while there it felt like I cooked more when I was single compared to while married. Although I know this is probably not true, it felt like it. My husband and I were eating out almost daily for a while. We never turned down a dinner invitation.
One of my goals was to change this and eat at home more. I wanted to do this for several reasons including: eating more healthy, saving money, getting practice for when we have kids, having more intimate dinners at home, etc
I have slowly been doing this (cooking more) and it was very helpful to have a house full of people this past summer because we could no longer afford to pay for eating out daily. After the summer we went right back to our old habits. Now we are re-training ourselves. Since I'm so excited I will post what I cooked this week. I must also say that on the days that my honey got home before me he started dinner (which was very helpful). So here was last week's plan:
K-Family Weekly Dinner Plan--Week 1
SUN: crab cake, red potatoes, edamame. Was so delicious. Quick and easy to make.
MON: coconut milk curry chicken over orzo pasta (from Miracle Noodle), french cut beans on the side. Done in crockpot.
TUES: shrimp taco with salsa, fresh spinach, shredded cheese. Homemade guacomole on the side. Triumph: I got my husband (and myself) to eat spinach, tomatoes, avocado, green peppers, onions.
WED: Callaloo with chicken over brown rice. Fried plantains on the side. Callaloo is normally eaten with saltfish (at least in Jamaica) but I guess we put an American twist to it.
|Picture credit with callaloo recipe|
FRI: Planned on eating something that hubby was supposed to cook but ended up eating left overs.
SAT: Ate out with a friend--Japanese buffet. The sushi was awesome but I ate too much. I promise myself I will never do that again.
My goal is to plan the dinners for the week on Sundays (ahead of time). I hope to be successful at cooking more at home by doing this. I plan to write down my daily dinner menu on the board in our kitchen and cross it off as I cook each day's meal. I've never been this excited about cooking before. I will let you know how it goes.