Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Week in the Life

I'll go first.  Here's a little about me:  I'm a housewife with 2 kids, 5 and 3, and one on the way.  We eat at home probably 5 or 6 nights a week.  My cooking style leans to meat and potatoes, with real foods, local and organic as much as possible, but with a heavy dose of realism.  Most days it's vaguely between Southern and Bistro, with a good amount of Italian thrown in for good measure.  Here's what we ate this week:

Dinner last Sunday was French Dip.  Monday was a potluck Labor Day cookout with friends; we took hot dogs, mac & cheese, and cupcakes.  Tuesday was Denny's, and I'm a little embarrassed about that.  We wanted to go out, and Brenham doesn't have a thousand options, and kids eat free on Tuesdays.  So Denny's.  Wednesday was baked potatoes, which the kids didn't touch.  (Why??) Thursday I volunteered at the fundraiser for Betty's preschool; Friday I don't remember.  Saturday was Mexican food out.  Today's lunch with the family was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and chocolate cake. Tonight was chicken piccata from Joy of Cooking, which we all enjoyed.

So overall, maybe not the healthiest week ever.  Onward.

Tomorrow is broccoli pasta.  Start with steamed broccoli (leftover from today! Score.) Saute it awhile in olive oil with some red pepper flakes until it's pretty soft.  Mash it up with a potato masher and serve on pasta with some parmesan and a little more olive oil.  It looks a lot like a pesto.  This is the only broccoli my kids will eat.

So, what are you eating?

1 comment:

Steph said...

Braelyn won't eat baked potatoes either. What's wrong with these kids?! :)