I can’t say what exactly made this week so stressful, but I was TOTALLY ready for a beer and Pizza Friday when it finally rolled around. Fortunately, this three day weekend is already going pretty well, so I’m sure by Tuesday I’ll be out of my funk. I just have about 3 million papers to grade between now and then…
One of my essential Friday night or Saturday morning activities is planning my meals for the next week. I’ve done this on and off for years, but now that I’m using a Google Docs instead of random pieces of scratch paper that I inevitably lose, it’s going much better.
Using Google reader and one cookbook (I used to look at six or seven cookbooks and get totally overwhelmed), I put together a spreadsheet of what I plan to make. As I’m doing that, I write my grocery list, and we go grocery shopping and to the farmers market first thing Saturday morning. It’s nice to start the weekend knowing the whole week is already planned for, and not leave it hanging over my head until Sunday night.
Yesterday was grocery shopping day, but it also ended up being penguin-viewing day! We took Ellie back to the science museum and this time, the penguins were swimming!
I don’t know if she was more into watching the penguins or the other kids that came to see them, but we spent about 45 minutes there. Love that place.
This pizza went onto the menu as soon as I saw it. I forgot to get red peppers, and I don’t eat bacon, but I figured it would still be really good if I used some portabellos. And it was! The balsamic drizzle is amazing – don’t skip it!
(adapted from How Sweet It Is