Week in review: 02/01/2013
February 1, 2013 § 10 Comments
On one morning every weekend, we will go out to eat for breakfast. Here’s what we had on Sunday. It doesn’t look that “breakfasty,” because it was closer to lunchtime than breakfast time, so I opted for a grilled cheese, egg, and ham sandwich with a side of some sautéed spinach with bacon.
I prepared porkchops one day this week. It was so simple…I just dusted the porkchops lightly with a little flour and seasonings, then sauteed them in the cast iron frying pan. When they were cooked through, I removed them from the pan, and added a few sliced mushrooms to the cooking juices in the pan. We sauteed the mushrooms for a couple of minutes, and then arranged them on top of the chops.
Fresh rosemary from our garden, being dried for Herbs de Provence.
Dave requested a pumpkin pie for dessert one day this week, and I was happy to oblige. I didn’t have time to make my own pastry this time, so I used a good quality premade pie shell from the grocery store. The inside of the pie at least was homemade. I’m surprised we still have some of the frozen pumpkin that I prepared at the end of December.
With our crazy schedules and long days, we find ourselves cooking more and more of our meals in the slow-cooker. This provides us with healthy meals, and it’s also convenient. Here’s the crockpot prepped for the bratwurst with lentils and leeks that I made earlier in the week.
I’ve been hard at work on my dissertation. After work I sit at my desk in the back bedroom, and the dogs come in and keep me company.
Usually they just relax on the floor, but occasionally Otis will get up and shove his head under my arm. I can’t figure out if he needs comforting, or if he’s trying to comfort me.