What’s on the Menu this week? [NOT 1/3/22]

Hi, friends!

I just got back in town this afternoon from a fun weekend and now I have to get my shit together for the rest of the workweek.

After a very balanced dinner of deli turkey slices followed by a slice of cake (the theme here was “slices” – however I did not have any slices of cheese), I’ll be making a broccoli and cauliflower salad to chomp on for the rest of the week. It was that or pasta, but let’s be real I need more vegetables in my life after how I ate over the last few days.



  1. I had paczki for breakfast and pancakes for dinner. That’s more carbs in one day than I normally eat in a month. It was delicious but now I feel gross and sleepy. I’m going to the grocery store tomorrow to buy fish and vegetables.

  2. I have been trying to eat more vegetables, which goes against my very nature (except for asparagus, for some reason, and potatoes, which count, and tomatoes and eggplant, which are a fruit but they count because I say they do). Nonetheless, the new-ish super-wok has a steamer attachment so I will grab whatever vegetables are not long for this world and say to myself, “We can steam that!” and giggle a little bit because:


    • We’ve been making a lot of squash soup, but I really have a lot of trouble cutting them in half the long way.  I cut myself the other day and I don’t know what kind of knife to use.  I had a sharp chef’s knife, but it kept slipping off the round surface of the butternut squash.  Finally, I used an old serrated chef’s knife and sawed my way through.

      Do you have any suggestions for how to cut these hard-skinned squash?

  3. I’m making a household favorite fennel sausage pasta. I use spicy chicken fennel sausage that my local butcher makes because it is less greasy. When I’m off dairy, I replace it with coconut cream.

  4. I meal prepped off and on all weekend.

    I made about 20 quarts of spaghetti sauce & spaghetti squash and about 40 quarts of a soup I am going to do an FYCE post about…maybe.

  5. Tonight I made a big mess of pseudo cassoulet with navy beans, tomato sauce, turkey thigh cassoulet, smoked sausage and bread crumbs on top. It will sit for a day to let the flavors finish soaking in.

  6. just made myself a bacon n egg sammich for breakfast

    which is the closest thing ive had to a meal since the pizza last thursday

    apparently i live on nibbles now…

    suspect tonights dinner will be pasta n red sauce as the daughter likes it….im already considering bowing out coz not hungry and its not even 6 am yet

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