I've still got my happy buzz going since I laid out my New Year's resolutions last week, and started checking off boxes. We sent out for food one night this week, and had to scramble with leftovers another, but I can't complain as all the eating was still fantastic. I find that as long as I'm committed and in the kitchen by 4:30, I'm able to get plates down and everyone eating by 5:30. Here's what we ate:SUNDAY NIGHT almost didn't happen. We were at a birthday party later than we would have guessed and I wasn't sure I could get something on table in time to get the kids down (early). But when we hit around the idea of just going to PF Chang's, or the like, I couldn't bring myself to do it and so we ran to the grocery store on our way home. House-made chicken-basil-pine nut sausage from the butcher (not a cheat), asparagus (lightly buttered and salted), and Ina's Creamy Parmesan Polenta. This meal took twenty minutes to prepare - "Only twenty minutes?!?" - and was delicious! Definitely doing this one again (and again, and again).
MONDAY NIGHT was Chicken Cutlets from one of my favorite blogs - Dinner: A Love Story. I hesitated with the bruscetta as tomatoes are just so out right now, but couldn't resist and so I salted the heck out of them, and tossed with some oo and basiI. After an hour of resting, they pretty much tasted like summertime. I actually made this for everyone before going out to dinner with some old friends, but did enjoy some before my exit. (I only mention this because we ate some of my leftovers from Monday night, on Tuesday night. Read on.) :-/
TUESDAY NIGHT was a partial bust only because I had planned to do tacos but Daddy had to work late and I wasn't able to get the last few ingredients. Instead we ate leftovers - Saturday night's Meatloaf with roasted cauliflower and butternut squash from my meal out the night before, also some leftover polenta. I can't complain.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Sol Food delivered.