Hotstreak and ZiziPB - I totally get you as far as settling into food routine and a bit of boredom. One the one hand it is good because things are becoming a little more automatic, on the other, yeah it can get boring. Now is the time to experiment with new recipes and new cuisines and start making it fun!
I'm lucky in that I can eat the same thing over and over without getting bored. What was good yesterday is good today, and will also be good tomorrow. Currently in the fridge I have the following:
- 3lbs roasted Brussels sprouts (halved & stirred with olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne powder, 90 minutes at 350)
- 1lbs green beans to sauté tonight (coconut oil, ghee, salt, light garlic)
- 2lbs zucchini to roast tonight (brushed olive oil, salt, 120 minutes at 275)
- Pulp of 5 acorn squash, mashed (oven roasted then added coconut oil, salt, cinnamon)
- Stir fry kale & collars with onion, bacon, I forget what I seasoned it with
- Salad fixings for 2-3 meals (lettuce, broccoli, radish, peppers, tomato, avocado, onion, olives)
- 1 serving leftover chicken soup (last of a 10qt batch, still tastes amazing!)
- 1.5lbs hamburger meat to cook tonight, seasoning TBD
- 1lb tenderloin to cook tonight, seasoning TBD
- 1/2 lb leftover chicken meat
- 2dozen eggs
For Thanksgiving: I have some Cornish game hens I will be thawing to cook later this week, as well as celery, onion, & mushroom to make stuffing with. Leftovers from early in the week will easily carry over and fill out the meal. I may boil some cranberries to make a tart sauce, and roast an apple or two for desert, but that's not finalized yet. I don't have family in the area so I spend the holiday alone, or casually with friends. There's very little pressure to eat foods I'm not comfortable with, and if I go somewhere I won't be the only person not drinking.Anyone in the USA making plans to avoid non-compliant foods over the Thanksgiving holiday?