Weekly Menu 6/29 - 7/3

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In case you were wondering, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I've just been so extremely busy lately that I haven't had time to do any of the fun stuff I like to do, like blogging. Hell, I've barely had time to even cook in the last two weeks.

To be honest, it absolutely kills me that I get a little more than three months out of the year where I still have great lighting to photograph dinner and now I don't even get that option anymore. I haven't been getting home early enough to cook, or if I do, dinner isn't done until the sun has started to set. 

The good news is we really don't have anything else planned for the rest of the summer so I'm going to try to cook and bake as much as possible on the weekends to try to get back into a decent swing of things. 

I've mentioned before that I'm very much a creature of habit right? Well, this being unable to make dinner and not baking anything for a month has really thrown me for a loop and I feel like I don't even know where anything is in my own kitchen. On top of everything else going on this weekend, I'm planning to reorganize the pantry and cabinets so I can reacquaint myself with everything. All while watching Cooking Channel or Food Network because I haven't done that in ages either. 

So, um, what's been going on? I'm super, super busy at work and with an hour commute each way I just have no interest in doing anything when I get home. Honestly even the thought of heating up dinner or washing a load of clothes makes me want to cry in exhaustion. If you're friends/following me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know that I had multiple nights with wine for dinner and even one night where I had wine, popcorn and a cupcake. That's a balanced meal, right?

The good news is, at least, that I've managed to keep off all of the weight I lost while doing the Whole30.  The bad news is, I haven't lost anymore. I blame this on cheese. It's the one thing I have no control over right now. You could easily sit me in front of a 5 pound cheese plate and I'd eat the entire thing. I've got to work on curbing this habit.

Anyway, here is what's planned for dinners this week:

Sunday - spicy Thai curry mussels

Monday - prosciutto wrapped pork, cantelope and bell pepper salsa, fries

Tuesday - basil coconut chicken, Thai basil salad

Wednesday - chimmichurri flank steak, corn on the cob, tomato salad 

Thursday - pancakes, bacon, fruit 

For breakfast I'm going to make another frittata and lunch will be a stir fry. If I get to spend as much time in the kitchen as I'm hoping to this weekend, I'm going to make brownies, muffins, and a parfait. Fingers crossed I have enough time! I'm almost out of recipes to share with you! 

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