People are forever asking how I manage everything with such a busy schedule. I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to do so in the manner I would like. This weekly journal is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions are good, sometimes life and all of its activities get in the way of serving a delicious, home-cooked meal and that it is perfectly okay.
- Saturday: I think Jim decided it was clean-out-the-freezer week, as he used up the last of the Thanksgiving turkey last week and used up the meat sauce I made for Christmas tonight. We threw it over pasta and added garlic bread for another delicious meal.
- Sunday: Jim and Holly had dinner with Jim’s sister and her family. I stayed home and had leftovers. Considering the alone time I had with the dog, I think we both won on this deal.
- Monday: Jim went fancy tonight with Maple-Dijon Panko Salmon. The salad dressing of the side salad was fantastic. I could really see the salmon flaked on top of the salad too as an alternative way of eating it. Either way, it was delicious.
- Tuesday: It snowed in the middle of the night which meant it was a perfect time to grill burgers, and did they taste delicious! I don’t know why we stop grilling in winter.
- Wednesday: In a completely uninteresting way, neither Jim nor I had dinner tonight. Late lunches and being busy for most of the evening meant neither of us were hungry or interested in doing anything for dinner.
- Thursday: A new pup plus Holly’s dance class plus a manicure appointment for me meant there was not a lot of time for dinner. Jim threw together sloppy joes for him and me and left it at that. Sometimes you do what you have to do.
- Friday: Tonight was a rare night where everyone was home at the same time. I actually cooked and made Jerk Chicken Thighs with beans and rice and a salad. This recipe made me realize I am not a fan of jerk seasoning, but Jim loved it. At least someone did!
What was for dinner at your house this week?
Is most jerk seasoning a little sweet? The kind I’ve had has been sweet and I am not a fan of it.
I sure wish my husband cooked a meal now and then.
It was sweet. And spicy too. I am most definitely not a fan. I like those two taste sensations to be kept as separate as possible.
This was the deal when he lost his job. He would take care of the meals and the house. The house was a bit more neglected than I would like, but he did keep up his end of the bargain with the meals – even if I did have to pick out various recipes from which he had to choose.
Sometimes sloppy joes are a perfect meal. And simple when in a rush. We grill all winter. Unless it’s blizzard weather. Grilling tonight – burgers and turkey burgers.
I actually forgot just how good sloppy joes are it has been so long since we had them. The kids were never fans, but I agree that they are so simple and easy.