Tuesday

So today was a “free day”, which means I did grocery shopping, tidying around the house, paid bills, etc. I also did the meal plan. Since my rehab goes from 3-5 on MWF, I need to have an idea of what I’m making for dinner those nights, or I’ll be running to Chipotle or Wendy’s much more than I should (as great as those places are). Tomorrow I also have a CT with contrast (read: IV will be needed) before rehab.

Tonight for dinner I’m making rainbow salad and buttermilk oven fried chicken, both from Dinner: A Love Story. I’ve been wanting to make this for awhile but it requires: that I remember to make it in the morning (the chicken marinates in a buttermilk mixture) and that I have buttermilk in my house. Since I had both of those, I went for it today!

Tomorrow:

Lunch: Lemon mustard potato salad from Giada’s Feel Good Food.

Dinner: Creamy onion soup from the Unofficial Harry Potter cookbook.

Thursday:

Thursday is the start of March Madness, and my team (Pitt) plays in the afternoon, so lunch is going to be something east and TBD. I know. I’m bad. Maybe cock a leekie soup from the HP cookbook.Thursday evening I’ll be having movie night with Tiffany.

Friday:

Lunch: Panko salmon (easy, delicious)

Dinner: Possibly with my parents? Since it’s a Lenten Friday, fish/veggies will be on the menu.

Ideas for the next week:

Southern Italian chicken from Giada, and a salmon recipe.

I am making a concerted effort to get more veggies/fruits in my life, as tonight’s salad attests. It involves red and yellow peppers, purple cabbage, corn, peas, and a bit of salt and butter. The chicken is in the oven right now, and the salad will get warmed through in the last time minutes of the chicken’s cooking time.

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