So, uh, I cooked like twice last week.
I still managed to get through the entire week without spending any money on food.
How’d I do it, you ask? I was basically a scavenger.
It’s weird. Food just came to me. For instance, last Thursday night, I drove to my boyfriend’s house and he so happened to be frying catfish. It was a glorious surprise made even more glorious by the fact that the dish was on my menu plan and I didn’t have any catfish on hand.
Midday on Friday, I heated up a tiny amount of beef stew for lunch that I’d frozen a couple weeks earlier. I used sliced bread from my company’s kitchen to stretch the meal. Around that time, one of my coworkers asked me if I wanted to walk with him to Chipotle. I declined, but I was more than prepared to let him pay for a burrito bowl and get a free one using a Chipotle coupon I’d gotten from Facebook.
Near the close of business on Friday, I stumbled upon some leftover grilled chicken wraps from a company meeting that was held earlier in the day. I jumped on them. They held me over until I could get home.
On Saturday, my boyfriend and I had dinner reservations. Then, his friend invited us over. Dinner Reservations = Cancelled. Succulent lamb, homemade mashed potatoes, and cabbage, here I come.
My guy tells me he cooked chicken sausage, onions, and peppers yesterday morning. I’m going to throw on a pot of rice and have that with my lunch tomorrow.
Oh, what a wonderful country of delicious abundance we live in.
I won’t anticipate this week being as fortunate as the last. Assuming I actually have to feed myself this week, I’ve made arrangements.
Monday - Baked Pork Chops, Mixed Vegetables, and Spicy Yellow Rice
Tuesday - Fried Shrimp, Broccoli, and Homemade French Fries
Wednesday/Thursday – Meatloaf, Green Beans & Potatoes
Friday - Food prepared by the hands that aren’t mine as someone had better take me to dinner
Saturday/Sunday – Modified version of Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta with Spinach