Wow, July is flying by! I have a new job at work, effective July 1, and late June and early July was spent transitioning. I worked a lot of late nights and weekends, but I am getting back on track as far as a standardized work week goes.
Because of work, I didn’t do much in the way of cooking the past month. But this weekend, I decided I would get this week on track by cooking all five days of the August 2014 Dinner Tonight column in a row. Each night is supposed to take 40 minutes or less, and all five meals look like something I wouldn’t normally make myself. I’ll also be making all the recommended sides too. Then, I’ll write my review of the recipes over a few posts later this week.
Today I did most of the shopping–I didn’t get everything, I am going to pick up the cod for Tuesday on my way home from work that night, and I didn’t want to get the pork or chicken for Thurs/Fri this early for fear of it going bad. There’s also a few things I figure I’ll pick up later this week when I get the meats.
Most of the stuff I got at my farmer’s market–the menu is heavily based on vegetables. It’s also not cheap…it cost me about $100 thus far, and I still need to buy some mains! But, I am thinking I’ll have enough leftovers for lunches too, and if that’s the case then it’s a fair price.
Tomorrow I’ll prep as much as I can. I can get a lot of chopping in and make some of the spreads/sauces/marinades too. I’d like for my weeknight cooking to be under 30 minutes, if possible.
Enjoy your weekend!