What’s on the menu this week, GT? [NOT 19/9/21]

Hi, friends!

Normally I have Sunday diner with my parents, but they’re in Florida and I have their doggo.

Poor pupper is very freaked out by my treadmill and also does not like the dishwasher scary noises. He made friend with the nice neighbors down the street though, so that’s good.

Anyways, I was looking through the fridge for what to cook this week. I think I’m going to make a spaghetti squash casserole. The recipe is supposed to have parm in it, but I’m going to add cooked broccoli and cheddar and see how that goes.

Even better! All 5 pepper plant are yielding and I have a surfeit of sweet peppers! So salads will be on the docket all week thanks to the yummy peppers and the fact that I don’t want to bother pickling* them but I also need to use up a fuckton of them.

*I did this last year and then didn’t actually use the pints of pickled peppers

What about y’all? Aside from the usual beer and whisky/ey, what’s on the menu?



  1. I got a hankering for French lentils and went down the rabbit hole online trying to find a place that A) sold them at a reasonable price and B) didn’t charge an arm and a leg for shipping when I got a revelation —
    There is an organic store within walking distance of me (fortunately not Whole Paycheck) and I could see if they had them.
    Not only did they, they had big bags on sale for only $1.99 a pound. Not the genuine article from Le Puy en Velay, but close enough.
    So I cooked up a batch with tomatoes and feta, olive oil and lemon juice that’s now sitting in the fridge. And Amazon-free.

  2. The temps are starting to drop this week with a forecast of low 70s and high 60s. So I guess I can use the oven again. I’m thinking pizza one night, chicken enchiladas another. And I’d like to make apple cider doughnuts on Wednesday to celebrate the equinox. 

  3. I made a big dinner last night (baked a pan full of cherry tomatoes, onion, garlic, and a block of feta, topped with a sprinkle of garlic salt and Greek herb blend, then once that was all browned and juicy stirred in a pound of pasta), and then Husband came home with a bag of assorted leftovers from work, so I haven’t bothered cooking anything today. Everyone has been picking at leftovers or making their own sandwiches and stuff. 
    I’ve been asked to make chili tomorrow, since there’s a stack of leftover cooked burgers, so I’ll throw that together in the crockpot in the morning.  There’s a whole chicken in the fridge and a bag of tiny gold potatoes for Tuesday or Wednesday night. Other than that… no idea what I’m doing. 
    I hauled everything out of my library yesterday (it’s a walk-in closet with no door and a window), including my chair, shook out rugs, vacuumed every corner, etc. Put my new cream velvet and dark wood wing chair (found at a Habitat for Humanity store a couple weeks ago) in there and then realized that, even though the chair’s base is the same size as my old square, Victorian, red velvet chair, both the back and the arms flare out enough that it just doesn’t fit. Soooo, then I had to haul out the new one, put the old one back, put everything else back… ugh. At least it’s vacuumed and the pile of books on the floor finally made it onto shelves. Now, I have to figure out where to put my new chair! I think BabySmacks might end up with it in his room… he says it’s very comfy, and The Noodle loves sleeping on it.

  4. same thing thats on the menu every week pinky
    taking over the world!
    umm yeah…i mean nothing special
    spag bol, pizza,nasi goreng and something resembling a sunday roast…but not on sunday….maybe burgers and chips too
    pointless cooking much of anything else…as either the vegetarian wont eat it…or the fussy monster wont

    • cooking around the vegetarian is easy enough..no meat no problem
      but when you add the fussy monsters evergrowing list of no eats…like leek, mushrooms and chilli peppers….options rapidly dwindle

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