On Sunday I posted this picture to my Facebook:
That was the product of an entire day’s worth of cooking. The kids and I are in Phoenix for the week visiting my dad, leaving Jake to his own devices. Last time we did this I dropped $100 on crappy frozen food and other junk, and I couldn’t face doing that again. So, I cooked and cooked. And cooked. I’ve heard of the whole once-a-month cooking thing, and I am not sure I will ever be able to pull that off. Cooking for a week just about did me in. All those dishes? Got left sitting there until the next morning.
Here is the menu:
Enchiladas: I don’t use a recipe. I boil the chicken, shred it in my mixer, toss in a can of green chiles and roll them up in corn tortillas. I use this red sauce. Top with shredded cheese, bake @ 325 for about a half hour.
Enchilada stuffed peppers (I use beef instead of quinoa per Jake’s request.)
Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, frozen veggie
Meatloaf [from an actual cookbook], mashed potatoes, veggie