Cooking (and Eating) Without Shopping

My baby shower was last weekend.  Most of my readers either were hostesses or attended the shower, so thanks all!  In any case, it’s not really the shower’s fault, but in the excitement, I did fail to do a Whole Foods run this weekend.  Yesterday, I found myself too lazy to do it, and today, I find that I have recharacterized “lazy” to “adventurous”.  Can I feed myself lunch (since I’m working at home) and dinner with minimal take-out/frozen dinner cheating until the skim milk runs out, and I must acquire more in order to caffeinate in the morning?

Yesterday was Day One.  I had some prepared Asian pasta from Whole Foods and ate that for lunch.  Even though it was bought the weekend before, it had kept perfectly well.  For dinner, I did actually cook, although not to the level where it gets a full-blown “Cook” post with pictures.  I cut a few shallots into wedges, cut an entire yellow onion into half-slices, threw in some whole, unpeeled garlic cloves, and the remainder of the broccoli florets I had bought for the quinoa recipe.  Onto a half-sheet pan with olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper, and into the oven at 425 for about 35 minutes.  About ten minutes before it was done, another half-sheet pan went into the oven with the remainder of some frozen organic breaded garlic shrimp.  These veer pretty close to the frozen dinner category, but they are organic, so I don’t consider that overly egregious cheating.

In any event, YUM.  I love whole roasted garlic.  They pop right out of the skins and taste almost like candy.  Super caramelized and sweet.  I had some tartar sauce with the shrimp and ate it all up.  Unfortunately, outside of some garlic, onions, shallots and leeks (notice a trend), I am now out of veggies for dinner (and those are not exactly main-course veggies).  Except that I do have an artichoke, which I will have for dinner either tonight or tomorrow night.

Lunch today was a cheat — Noodles and Company.  Couldn’t help myself, was out running errands and it’s yummy.

I’ll keep you posted.  I definitely have dinner for tonight and lunch and dinner for tomorrow.  Thursday, I might go to work, thus making it possible to acquire lunch, and I have dinner plans Thursday night.  Can I make it until Saturday?  I’m thinking the odds look good, unless the milk goes bad.

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