Tonight, Bryant and I will be cleaning out the fridge and will have leftovers from this week's dinners (specifically, leftover crab cakes, chicken tortilla soup, pizza, chicken tikka masala and brown rice with peas, carrots and black mustard seeds...oh, and a salad thrown in there...whew!). This is actually the first time since we've been married that we're having a leftovers dinner. I think one of the biggest shocks of being married was how much MORE guys eat than girls! I'd make a dinner where as a single girl, I could expect to get several days of leftovers but with a boy in the picture, the food would be gone by lunch the next day. I don't mind at all - it's actually more fun this way because then we can have something really different each day.
Which leads me to our week's meal plan. While chicken is typically my go-to, I like to have a non-meat meal and a fish meal each week. I also throw in some red meat every other week or so (however, since we can get good, responsibly raised, local meat in CA, that might increase!).
Monday: Marinated Greek Chicken Skewers, Greek salad
Tuesday: California BLT (with Bryant's homemade bread), Mexican bean salad
Wednesday: Pecan Crusted Salmon, sweet potato fries, salad
Thursday: Spanish Rice Bake with ground beef, peas, refried beans
Friday: Easy Garlic Broiled Chicken, Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Crisps
I had to change the meal plan a little because the egg stand wasn't at the farmers market this Saturday. It's owned by a local family and their eggs are awesome - the yolk is actually orange (which, according to Michael Pollan, is a very, very good thing in terms of nutrition). So any dishes that need eggs (specifically, yogurt lemon poppyseed cake and Southwest hash) will be put on hold until after next Saturday.
Even though I couldn't get eggs, I did go a little overboard at the farmer's market (Bryant wasn't there to reign me in) and bought a lot of fruit. I mean, how much fruit can two people eat? I'll just have to get creative... I've already dried the apricots (and promptly ate them with Bryant), I'll probably freeze the cherries and honestly, who doesn't like fresh strawberries and whipped cream for dessert for several days in a row?