Kind of forgot to post the meal plan yesterday, but I did have one in place ready to go. In fact, I planned nearly every meal up until Thanksgiving at the beginning of this month in hopes of saving money and shop time before the feast.
That hasn't been working out so well, by the way. I don't seem to have spent any less so far this month, and I have the huge Thanksgiving bill yet to come - huge mostly because it entails buying three gallons of frying oil for the turkeys!
I planned the first meals of the week to feature some of my husband's favorite foods, as today is his birthday. Yeah, the meals were kind of rich, but hey, it's a celebration!
Pastitsio is basically Greek baked ziti. You layer pecorino cheese, tubular noodles, cinnamon-scented meat sauce, and an eggy custard in a huge baking pan. It's labor-intensive, much like homemade lasagna, but it's delicious!
But I certainly wouldn't recommend the work (or the two sticks of butter) for everyday eating.
On special occasions, though, like today:
Happy birthday, Scott!
Black bean salad
White whole-wheat pancakes
Chicken and rice with veggies