What a long week! I didn’t do much cooking during the week, but did quite a bit this weekend. I’m really looking forward to some downtime in the next month, and hope to do more weekday cooking. Until then, I’ll keep relying on my bulk cooking Sunday’s!
My favorite dish this weekend was a sammich. My husband likes very simple sammiches, and doesn’t appreciate that they can be gourmet. For me – I was never a big sammich lover, but if I’m going to eat one, it’s going to be fantastic!
I made a tempeh po boy yesterday! It was based on a recipe meant for portabella mushroom caps – but I realized too late I didn’t have any. So I subbed tempeh (cut into triangles and boiled first). I put pieces on some toasted Ezekiel bread and topped with homemade refrigerator pickles, spicy sammich spread made with vegan mayo and siracha, avocado slices, red cabbage, and tomato. It was incredible, and I’m glad it made leftovers!
We had a party yesterday, so I made typical party foods (guacamole, salsa, spinach dip, cookies, etc.). Most things I made, but some things I bought.
Today was crockpot fun. I had all 4 going today. In one I made Mexican flavored stuffed bell peppers, one had tempeh, vegan sausages, caraway seeds, and sauerkraut, one has a chickpea and rice dish, and one is my first ever attempt at making seitan. I’ve actually never eaten seitan before, but I come across it so much in recipes, I figure I may as well. I made enough food for about 20 meals plus whatever I can make with the seitan. No excuses not to eat well during the week!
I squeezed in runs most days this week. That, one gym day, and some at-home yoga is about it.
This has been a crazy week all the way around. I had late nights Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and R had swimming most nights and her swim team holiday party. And a swim meet. And we had a party, M had a party, and I’m completely exhausted!
Friday was probably the best day though. D and I both took the day off so we could do whatever we wanted. When we finally got out of bed, we went to the post to mail off packages, got pedicures, went to lunch, shopped, and then hung out with the kids all night. It was an absolutely wonderful day. And I have festive silver toenails too!
The party last night was low-key and nice. Just a few friends, a keg, a fire pit, and some laughs. It wound down just before 1am, and we eventually headed off to bed. D has been feeling pretty rough today, clearly having overindulged in the Sam Adams! We mostly all hung out in jammies all day.
This week my nights shouldn’t be as long. With the holiday’s fast approaching, I don’t have any late-night meetings the rest of the month. That means I should be home by 5 every night and actually get to take R to swim! D keeps telling me how fast she’s improving, and I hate that I rarely get to see her.