Fell off the planning wagon for a bit (I’m blaming coming upon 2022 favorites thread and getting excited to try a few of my personal favorites on mom and sis). Still, we’ve been eating well and mom’s appetite is coming back slowly (except now she’s being vigilant about not gaining weight while she’s unable to move much).
Actuals for the past week and some ideas for the coming week:
Sun - Feeling lazy, decided to order takeout of comfort favorites from the club: Tandoori chicken and Chicken biryani
Mon - Sunday’s postponed plan of stuffed shells (stuffing of paneer in lieu of ricotta, spinach, mushrooms, and aromatics) in Marcella-ish simple tomato sauce – big batch, fed the freezer. I also made some deviled eggs.
Tues - Umami noodles with bok choy and mixed mushrooms, courtesy that 2022 faves thread reminder. Soya-chilli oil chicken for some of us.
Wed - Freezer dive for stuffed parathas: potato for mom, kheema for us.
Thurs - Another freezer dive: doctored mutton roast into sorta-Pakistani Pasanday but a lot less rich than the original (which was a positive, but I’ll make the real deal soon when I can source the meat). Mom ate idlis that I made for her the day before.
Fri - Freshly -sauced serving of the stuffed shells for mom, Masala Omelettes for us, tomato avocado salad for everyone.
Sat - Chinese: Hakka noodles, Fried rice, Steamed chicken with black mushrooms, Paneer with black and woodear mushrooms.
Sun - Pizza was the plan, but the oven plug was sparking so we pivoted to toasted sandwiches: tomato and cheese for mom, roast beef and cheddar for us, vegetable soup for all.
Mon - Chinese leftovers plus: the excess of fried rice mysteriously went bad, so I made a quick batch of umami noodles and some plain rice to go with the leftover chicken and paneer mains. Also steamed egg custard (chawanmushi but chinese) for some of us.
Tues - Pizza! Because the oven plug finally got fixed.
Wed - Momo night (Tibetan dumplings)
Ideas for coming days:
More freezer diving: we still have Ghee roast crab and Goan prawn curry in there, plus the meat base for Biryani mom made just before her fall
Spanish still on my mind: Vegetarian fideua (probably with grilled artichokes and Indian vermicelli), pork pinchos morunos, maybe a tortilla, chicken chorizo I just ordered from the specialty meat store, pan amb tomate – clearly I am missing Spanish food, so this is probably two separate meals!
Korean: Japchae (or maybe gochujang buttered noodles), sautéed squid and/or pork tenderloin, veg tbd
Mexican: Enchilada stacks (or quesadillas if I don’t get around to making the sauce) to use up a pile of frozen corn tortillas, maybe refried beans
Spinach and artichoke pasta, pan-roasted chicken
Whole roast chicken (TK method if it won’'t smoke up the kitchen, let’s see), probably pasta for mom
Potato-coated baby lamb chops coated for us, vegetarian kheema-stuffed potato chops for mom (maybe), tbd vegetable soup.
Wish you all a good week and a great weekend ahead!