All the days seem to run together and here we are on April 24th, our daughter Jessica's birthday. Another celebration that will have to be delayed. Our son, Chuck's birthday is Saturday but he's in Virginia so we don't often get to celebrate his birthday with him. Sunday is our German son, Max's, birthday. Hopefully, he and Chuck will both be home this summer and we can have one big celebration.
So I'm sitting down and making a Weekly Menu so that I know what to add to the grocery list. Normally our menus are broken up with celebrations and dinners out. It is difficult to come up with new and exciting dishes when you are eating every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner at home for weeks on end. Not complaining. I am very grateful that this is the only inconvenience that I am suffering during this time. Just saying, I didn't realize how lucky I was to be able to spend time with friends and family at home or out at a restaurant whenever the mood struck.
Let's see......what shall I make this week. What's on your menu? Do you have go to recipes that you pull out on a regular rotation?
I just finished a novel, The Rosie Project, where the protagonist, Don, had his meals planned to make the same dish on the same day each week. How boring would that be?!!
If you are looking for a fun, easy, light-hearted read during this quarantine you might want to order up this novel about a scientist who is on the spectrum for autism. His life is very structured and very scientific. So scientific, that he decides to start a project to find the perfect wife as a life mate. Then, Rosie, walks into his life and all his rigid beliefs are sent spinning.
This novel is the first in a series and I am anxious to read the next book to see if I like it as well. I am sharing this post over at Foodies Read. Stop by and see what others are reading this month.
I was, of course, inspired by that rigid menu and will be making my version of Don's Lobster Salad for dinner Friday night.
Chicken Quesadillas (using leftovers from Sunday)
Chicken Pot Pie (using leftovers from Sunday)
Lobster, Mango and Avocado Salad