Sunday, December 2, 2012

MPM--Well, December Just Sneaked Right On Up On Me

Yeah, it's time. I'm going there.

Merry Advent! We had a good week last week. I decided to clean out the fridge in addition to the freezer and spent a cold Sunday doing roast-a-rama--beets I forgot I had, carrots, brussels sprouts; and then I made a leek-potato-carrot soup out of the Bittman How to Cook Everything. That made a ton of soup, and it was bland but a great base for whatever we felt like sprinkling on it. That set us up for a good week. Oh, and I cooked down the onions and fennel into the caramelized wonder (see sidebar). Delicious. It looked awful but I ate it all so it didn't matter! Alliums FTW.

This week: hoping for another good week!

Monday: Happy birthday to me! I'm not cooking. We're trying a new-to-us pizza place that supposedly invented the stromboli. New restaurant? Check. Easy on a school night? Check. Cheap in the schema of restaurants? Check. Yay!

Tuesday: And twice in a row, we're out, woohoo! Lego build calls.

Wednesday: Unclear. We might sneak out for a midweek date and if we do, it'll include dinner and kids will have defrosted buffalo chicken meatballs from Trader Joe's. If not, I didn't make the pork tenderloin last week, so it's time this week.

Thursday: Taco Tuesday makes me happy too. Of course this is a day that I am having some dental work done, so I'm not sure what I'll be eating, but tacos will work for everyone else.

Friday: Unclear. The pork tenderloins are high on the list if they don't happen Wednesday.

So, last week was a good week, overall. We went out for my husband's birthday, so we had leftovers, which is how the pork is getting bumped to this week. The teriyaki beef was ok, certainly couldn't have been any easier, but was only a hit with the grownups and only a moderate hit at that. I froze most to give to Aid for Friends. I also used Soy Vey Teriyaki sauce and another sauce might work better in this case. I also have half a bottle left so if anyone has a great Soy Vey recipe to recommend, I'm all ears for next week.

Wishing you a great Advent, if you celebrate, and a Happy Hannukah, if you celebrate. Have a great week, and check I'm an Organizing Junkie! for better menus!


Mom24 said...

Happy Birthday! How was the restaurant? Mark's terribly jealous. He loves stromboli.

Hope the midweek date works out, that sounds wonderful.

I love the idea of Soy Vey, unfortunately I've never found the reality to be as good as the promise. I don't understand why.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday week.

Happy Advent!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

MPM definitely keeps me on track. I actually look forward to Mondays!
I was thinking of making a potato leek soup last weekend. It's definitely been cold enough on the weekends for soup.
Your menu plan looks delicious.
Have a wonderful week! Happy Advent.