Sunday dawned with two slow cookers percolating in the kitchen (Big Bertha sported pork loin, potatoes, and carrots for Sunday dinner; and ‘Red was filled to the brim with seared beef roast chunks and Ninja’d sauce for Chipotle Barbacoa, much cooled from the version tried last year, using only one chipotle pepper and only one teaspoon–rather than a tablespoon–of the accompanying adobo sauce).
I looked a lot more productive than I felt. Since before spring break, we have been passing around a spring cold. Having suffered from a sore throat since Wednesday (causing me to miss Wednesday services at church), the cold settled in my sinuses (and, sorry to be TMI, produced copious amounts of mucus that had to be blown out seemingly every second) by the weekend.
As a result, I didn’t get the tater tot casserole prepped (nor did i get all the chopping for the pico, corn salsa, or cilantro for the cilantro-lime rice). I did something both Saturday and Sunday that I rarely do: I took a nap.
But, here’s the meal plan for the week (thank goodness for the productivity of my slow cookers). I told my mom that I would really like a third (or even a fourth) slow cooker; I could really have been productive while sick on Sunday if I had more.
Saturday: Home-Alone-(the movie)-Inspired Filthy Animal Pizza from Foxes Love Lemons
Sunday: my mom’s pork loin, potatoes, and carrots in the slow cooker (with a side of “fried” apples)
Monday: Smothered Chicken from Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, vegetable, bread
Tuesday: Happy Cinco de Mayo! Chipotle Barbacoa, Cilantro-Lime Rice, Chipotle Corn Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole in bowls
Wednesday: Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole from Michelle’s Tasty Creations and salad
Thursday: leftovers/hot dogs
Friday: Crock Pot Pizza Potatoes from Kayotic Kitchen, salad or green veg
Saturday: Josh is off to grill!
Sunday: Citrus grilled shrimp (recipe and pictures forthcoming) or Josh’s lasagna (recipe and pictures forthcoming)
What’s your plan for the week?