02 April 2012

Week 5: A Menu

I can't believe that it's already April.  I know that people are wont to say that at the beginning of every month, but March 2012 is one month that both flew by and dragged on.  I blame the sleep deprivation.  March was a month where we were all getting our bearings and trying to figure out the best way to proceed, from breastfeeding, to sleeping, to trying to find some semblance of our new normal.  We have survived.  Now that it's April, it's time to go beyond mere survival and begin to thrive.  Yesterday I baked something for the first time in months.  They were only so-so tasting chocolate muffins that I didn't eat because I don't like chocolate, but the act of making something edible that was slightly more complicated than frying an egg felt wonderful.

It's time for us to reclaim our kitchen and stop eating so many carry-out dinners.  I have a (very small) cache of food in the freezer that will help us use the kitchen and eat things that aren't completely nutritionally bankrupt.  And I totally concede that I'm not above getting things that aren't as from-scratch as before.  Thank you, Central Market's prepped food section.  Here's what our menu looks like for this week.
The freezer is our path to independence

grilled chipotle lime flank steak, grilled asparagus, polenta - the flank steak is from Central Market and prepped and the polenta is from a tube.  baby steps, damnit.

food tree dinner - the wonderful Melanie of My Rubberbandball and more set up an AFBA food tree for us.  So far, we've had two dinners delivered to us and it's been great.  the first meal came the night my in laws left, so the timing couldn't have been better.

beef bourguignon - This is another prepped meal from Central Market.

salad with grilled chicken and whatever odds and ends I find in the refrigerator

wild card - this will either consist of leftovers or ordering in, depending on how much we go through this week.


astrochris said...

Freezing things in plastic cups like that is so obvious that I feel really dumb that I never thought of it myself.

That's a great idea.

julie k h aka jkru said...

that was mostly so I could figure out portions. also, we had lots of random plastic cups. :)