We were running into some problems in terms of 1-Manatee being upset when he had to wait to eat leftovers and sometimes wouldn't get any (yes, he is super rough to cook for, let me tell you) and 2-Me feeling like we had to base our social calendars based on these planned meals. Last week I felt a sudden shift in cooking- it was turning into something I HAD to do instead of I WANTED to do. This could be the death of me wanting to cook so I knew we had to make some changes.
I really like being able to buy groceries for a week and having the ingredients at home so I didn't have to deal with that on a daily basis. We came up with picking out 3 or 4 meals (depending on how the week looks) but not scheduling them night per night.
Our Meals this week:
- Pasta with Chickpeas and Charred Tomatoes (Bon Appetit)
- Crockpot Beef Fajitas (Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker)
- Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary and Thyme with Vegetable Saute with Orange and Balsamic (Fine Cooking)
- Chicken Pad See Ew (Ultimate Cookbook) with Spring Rolls (me making it up)