A real-time look at what we ate this week. The plan with some notes about diversions from it. Get the grocery list here.

Monday
Mediterranean Lamb Lettuce Boats with an Avocado – Tzatziki Sauce
My Favorite Green Beans, Italian-Style

Tuesday
Life happens! – post salsa dance class late night chips, tacos, and a margarita at The Grumpy Goat – the fish taco was especially good!!

Wednesday
Asian flavors Glazed Salmon
Roasted Spring Vegetables (Scallions, Sugar Snap Peas, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Carrots)

Thursday
Hamburgers with Sweet-Potato Flatbreads
Raw Beet and Carrot Salad – get the recipe

Friday
Meatza with Peppers, Onions, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Basil – leftover pepper, mushrooms, and pizza sauce goes in next week’s Stuffed Peppers
Leftover Beet and Carrot Salad

I had planned a cucumber-dill salad with leftover cukes and dill from the Lamb Boats — got lazy, pureed and strained the cukes on Saturday for my favorite Gin Cucumber Gimlet instead)

Saturday
Lamb Stew with Apricot and Pistachios
Cauliflower, Parsnip, Celery Root Mash
Carrot-Orange Salad

Sunday
Tangy Pork Tenderloin
Collard Greens – Whoa! The bunch of collards was HUGE! I only cooked about 1/2, I wonder what I’ll do with the other half next week!!
Leftover Mashed Sweet Potatoes (from the flatbreads)

Left-over lunch bonusUsually lunch is left-overs, but since I work from home, occasionally I get to cooking mid-day.
leftover rice that I had cooked in bone broth and butter, stir-fried with an egg, Chinese-food style, and the left over Roasted Spring veggies with mushrooms and a little bacon added

Breakfast bonus
Bacon, egg, cheddar, and spinach sandwiches on the left-over sweet potato flatbreads – throwback to my childhood favorite McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

Dessert bonus
All the Berries Crisp with Almond, Pecan, Coconut topping and Coconut Whipped Cream

Cocktail bonus
Rum Chartreuse Swizzle

So much lamb because I got a great deal on some grass-fed lamb at Costco; plus, it’s Easter! I bought a 5 lb. boneless leg of lamb, cut 3 lbs. of it into chunks (one for the lamb boats, two for the stew), ground and froze 1 lb. for next week’s Lamb Rogan Josh, and froze the last pound whole – we’ll see what happens with that down the road!

I also for some reason way overbought tomatoes – regular and cherry – tune in next week to see what I do with them!

And I snacked on the left-over raw sugar snap peas and raw celery (I love the little inner stalks with all the leaves) and Avocado-Tzatziki Sauce throughout the week.

May your days be truly delicious and satisfying!

Laura