A busy summer, a bountiful garden, (tomatoes anyone?) and my husband Mike has finally laid aside his golf clubs for a little while. I don't think I've ever bemoaned the fact that I am a golf "widow" during Spring and Summer, while my husband chases golf tournaments around the state.
So, with all my free time in the summer, I work at the Saturday market in Grants Pass, and spend Sundays catching up on housework and reminding our two dogs that I still love them.
(I think I'm a bad dog mommy, but they seem to love me anyway)
Surprisingly, Mike has decided to become more involved in the planning of weekday dinners and "Perhaps I (Lisa) could cook more on the weeknights?", he gently pushes. I have to admit he does a LOT of weeknight cooking, and I deeply appreciate it. So this particular Sunday morning was dedicated to inventory and a meal plan.
I have to admit, it was pretty funny, if you could only see us with our heads buried deep in chest freezer in the garage, "One large ham", I shout,"Four chicken thighs", "Why do we have frozen BBQ sauce?" Quite the ordeal!
What we did accomplish was a pretty good weeknight plan of dinners, using on hand staples, then a quick trip to the grocery store for the perishables.We both work 50 hour per week jobs and arrive home each night tired and hungry, as I imagine we are not alone in this, I thought you might enjoy the recipes from this week's "meal plan".
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- Lisa Marie
- Cincinnati, OH, United States
- A dedicated foodie, with a passion for the best food. Favorite food crushes include; Cheese, Wine, Breads, Seafood, anything made with eggs, ...there's actually no point in a list, there isn't much out there I don't have a crush on. Transplanted from the Northeast at age 18, a whole new frontier of food was opened up to me. I have fished for Salmon, hunted for mushrooms, cracked open fresh oysters from the sea and devoured them on the spot. Figs, pears, peaches, so many indigenous jewels! I dedicate this BLOG to the endless variety this region provides. My hope is to live here for a very long time & continue to discover and experience it's unique bounty! Alas, my life has now taken me to Cincinnati, OH where the food culture is like none I have ever experienced.