Saturday mornings are when I sit down to plan our meals for the week and try to cobble together a shopping list. Or should I say shopping lists? Since I'm now a Costco convert, I usually have to make a trip by there for a bit of this or that. Oh hell, that's wrong. I go to Costco if I need a metric ton of stuff. I go to the regular grocery store if I need a bit of this or that. So there's two stores to stop by, plus there is always a Home Depot run. Always. I don't know what we need from the big orange store, but I know that we will darken the doors sometime again this weekend. This week's errands also includes a swing by a craft store or health food store to see if I can find some lavender essential oils. I want to try to make some bath salts.
While in Seattle (jeez, was it only last month?), Bick bought me some wonderful, relaxing bath salts at the neighboring Whole Foods Market. And since we've been home, he's used up all of it. I'd like to try my hand at making my own - using my own herbs and such.
So now my errand list is up to four stops. Plus brussels sprouts; plus time at the gym. Oh, one other stop. I've found a place to buy farm fresh eggs here locally! YAY!
I heard from Pebbles and Slater yesterday as they were wandering around Central Park. I'm assuming they weren't lost. Long-time sufferers will remember my travels in Italy with Pebbles - she's content just to wander around until she stumbles upon something. No maps, no directions, no plan. Drove me flat dab crazy. I'm assuming now since she and Slater are both googlyphone empowered that they were in the park because that's where they wanted to be. They had toured MOMA in the morning and were headed off to The Whitney, after lunch at Carnegie Deli. (Ben Ash is right across the street and has AMAZING chicken liver sandwich.) But would she listen to her mother? NO! She's doesn't share her Momma's secret desire to be Jewish and eat chopped liver. Speaking of chopped liver, here's this week's meal plan:
Saturday - Pan sauteed fish - whatever fish looks good and fresh accompanied by whatever out-of-the-ordinary veg I stumble across.
Sunday - Creamy southwest chicken with cauliflower
Monday - Pork chops and cooked cabbage
Tuesday - Feta stuffed chicken breast with peppers
Wednesday - Easy Thai Coconut Curry chicken with green beans
Thursday - Korean meatballs with asparagus
Friday - every man for hisownself - I've got my meeting in town.
It's one more cup of coffee, some yoga time and then it's off to the gym. Let's get this party started.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Make your list and check it twice.