We spent a ton of money on groceries the day after we returned from our vacation. Of course you always spend a little bit more when you return from being away from home, but then Matt and I both got sick which required us to buy soup, liquids, sherbet!, Emergen-C…you get the picture.
Half way through this week I decided that we didn’t really need to go to the grocery store again until the weekend and we could make do with what we had on hand.
We had a few fruits and veggies left and because we went out to eat more than once I had a few meals that we planned but never executed left from the week before. The meals were on the verge of getting a little wacky – think no veggies and boxed products!
Breakfast consisted of banana-less oatmeal, which I actually think I prefer. I think they key to great tasting oatmeal (at least for me) is sans banana and with some milk instead of 100% water.
The Base (for 2):
1 c Oats
1 c Milk
1 c Water
½ c Cottage Cheese
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
TJ’s Crunchy Almond Butter
2 kiwi with the fur and 1 colby-jack string cheese.
For lunch I ate the best pita I have ever made. I took ½ a whole wheat pita and stuffed it with a few tablespoons of Trader Joes Bruschetta and some Monterrey Jack cheese and melted it. It was heavenly and my new favorite food.
On the side I had half of my last orange. I ended up going back for the second half while I was watching Burn Notice.
For dinner I made a dish I had been dreaming of making for a while. I was inspired by the wonderful Kelly who made a similar dish a few weeks ago. I wrapped ½ a salmon filet and a tablespoon of TJs bruschetta in some filo dough and baked it.
I loved the idea of it and even the first few bites but then I got kind of sick of the taste of salmon after a while. Matt felt the same way – he didn’t even eat his whole piece! It’s strange how your tastes for things can change. We used to eat a ton of salmon and now it just kind of has that eh flavor for us. I loved the idea of wrapping the fish so I think next time I’ll opt to use some cod.
I still have some filo dough left to use up – have any good recipes that call for it?
Had some chocolate for dessert. This times 2!
Enjoy your Friday night!