Welcome to my Week 7 and 8 wrap up of the 2017 Minimalist Foodie Challenge! If you’re new, start here.
In my last wrap-up, I talked about my breakfast struggles and how incorporating more veggies into that most important meal was top of my “to tackle” list. I’m happy to report that I made a bit more effort on the breakfast front these past two weeks, even if it was simply putting forth the effort to make a green smoothie or reheat some leftover dinner vegetables to have with eggs. It’s not smashing progress, but it’s better than it was!
Like always, lunches are leftovers, although this week we had some special treats which I’ll talk about below!
Week 7 Dinners
Well, this entire week was a gigantic detour off the Minimalist Foodie Challenge map. I didn’t make a single MFC compliant meal. The biggest reason is that Cameron and I were super busy photographing a cookbook for one of our publishing clients. The recipes were delicious and we had the chance to stuff our faces with homemade cornbread, seafood stew, brown butter carrots, berry cobbler, and grilled flatbreads. I also tried chicken fried steak for the first time and loved it!
Sunday, February 13, 2017
Dinner We ate on the road on our drive back from Philadelphia.
Monday, February 14, 2017 – Friday, February 18, 2017
Dinner Various meals from the cookbook we styled and photographed.
Saturday, February 19, 2017
Dinner Chinese Takeout. Trust me, nobody wants to cook once you’ve wrapped up a solid week of shooting and styling.
Week 8 Dinners
Sunday, February 20, 2017
Dinner Whole Roasted Chicken with Pan Gravy, Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans
Monday, February 21, 2017
Dinner Chicken Chili with Roasted Tomato Sauce over Quinoa and Brown Rice
Tuesday, February 22, 2017
Dinner Vegetarian Pot Pie Hand Pies
Wednesday, February 23, 2017
Dinner Sausage and Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
Thursday, February 24, 2017
Friday, February 25, 2017
Dinner I flew out Friday morning for a girls weekend in Austin, TX. While I was stuffing my face with tacos, the boys had Elevation Burger.
Saturday, February 26, 2017
Dinner Still in Austin, I had a to-die-for pulled pork and slaw sandwich for lunch and then we had dinner catered in from a local BBQ joint. Brisket and creamed corned anyone? (PS, I gained 4 pounds over the weekend). I made a big batch of modified Sunday Sauce (add 1 lb ground beef after you caramelize the onions, skip the meatballs entirely) before I left, and the boys had that over rigatoni with some green beans.