Friday, October 09, 2009

The Week In Food

From an idea at my friends Steve and Sheree's blog - otherwise known as He Said / She Said NOLA.

Disclaimer: I am in no way mocking them. This is merely a compare and contrast of the way he and his wife eat to how Carlos and I eat. Carlos wanted me to stress that.

Saturday Dinner: I had a bag of popcorn and a bowl of Cookie Crisp cereal. When Carlos came over, we each had a big ole slice of Julie’s cake.

Sunday Dinner: Pat - from work - gave me three bell peppers (one each red, green and yellow) from her garden. I cooked some meat sauce, onions, the bell peppers, lots of different seasonings, mushrooms and green onions – and ate it over pasta. Later in the evening, I had five pieces of cheesecake.

Monday Dinner: We had our Monthly Family Dinner at my parent’s house tonight. My mom made a salad – mimicking Carlos’s salad from last Wednesday’s Cooking Challenge, Shrimp Creole, and Jello for dessert.

Tuesday Dinner: In this order – three pieces of cheese cake (finishing off the cake, started with the 5 pieces on Sunday), a small piece of salmon (baked with some lemon juice on top), lima beans, and garlic bread.

Wednesday Dinner:
Before Carlos came over, I had a plate of leftover Pasta and Meat Sauce (from Sunday’s dinner). Carlos arrived hungry so we split a Tony’s Frozen Pizza – the bottom rung of frozen pizza.

Thursday Dinner:
I cooked up some Stove Top Stuffing, adding cut up sausage. It’s one of my favorite quick meals. (Carlos is off at his parent’s house tonight.)

Friday Dinner: I had four Coors Lights and a bowl of Cookie Crisp cereal.

Damn, I eat like shit. It never bothered me until a full week’s worth of dinners was laid out in front of me.

I think I would be much more motivated to eat better – and to cook more elaborate meals – if I weren’t cooking for just one. Carlos comes over the majority of the nights, but usually after dinner.

I’ll revisit this subject in a couple of months. We’ll see what I can change in the meantime.

Uh, Bon Appétit?


jason said...

Random thoughts:
a. Love your disclaimer!

b.And gee, it's worse than Walmart Pizza?
I gotta say, I trust your knowledge of frozen pizzas. I learned to the *hard* way.

c. jello!!

d.Sunday's meal sounds pretty great

e.You're right about the no fun cooking for one stuff.

hesaidshesaidnola said...

No offense taken! We are finding it a real challenge to cook "real food" every day. The only way we can make it happen is to plan the menu each week. We always end up improvising and changing things, but if we don't have the menu, hello Cookie Crisp!

Minor quibble: it is "Sheree," but everyone misspells it :)

Marshall said...

I knew I had mangled her name. Now fixed.

I've gone through the menu planning phase before. I'll have to try that again.