(This is the weekly post where you share your week of food. Did you have anything that really made your week, such as your favorite soup, a lunch out, or maybe you had something new? Find a new food product? A new appliance? Please do share!)
Mostly, my week has been about the shopping that we did on Monday. I won't repeat my post on what we got, etc. but there's been a lot to finish since then.
That's a lot of things to put away, prep, etc. With Ds's stuff sharing our space, the freezer/'fridge space is stuffed to the gills. Which, is not a problem that I'd complain about. I wish that my problems were all ones of good abundance!
They didn't have my canned pears or Dh's corn chips...which he literally makes part of his diet each day to not feel hungry, and to hopefully help his weight to stay stable. But, finally, yesterday they came in. They were 25% short on mine, but I will have to live with that.
Also, we still have to get vegetables, and 2 other items each (for me, tapioca, and bay leaves...of all things.) from the local market, since Safeway didn't have what we needed.
So, I prepped what I did get, and am waiting to get the rest. Things like broccoli, onions, and beets. I'd like to pickle some.
I finally did make a meatloaf, btw. I made it in the cranberry-rose pie pan that I got last month, and it fit perfectly. Not a bad presentation, either! Then, I ate it morning, noon, and night pretty much, until it was gone. And, I was happy. I really do like meatloaf.
One night, I made a gingered chicken and broccoli. It was good, too. So, of what we did have, it tasted good, and was satisfying.
Oh, Dh had a Marie Calendar pie that Ds got for ddil, but she didn't want it, as it was key lime. As it turns out, pies that do not have to be baked, just thawed, are a good idea for Dh. So, my plans are to get him a 'thawing pie,' of his choice, on shopping days.
I almost forgot, Ds has been eating another brand of pasta, rather than our gf go-to, and said that I probably would like to try it as it seems to be available, is good, and costs less. So, I wrote to the company, since I've had bad luck with cross-contamination issues with foods.
They replied to me, and here's a copy/paste of it:
Thank you for your email. I am glad your son can eat our brown rice pasta; however the pasta factory that makes it also makes pastas that are made from soy, corn and legumes such as lentils. While our pasta is just brown rice and water and strict sanitary practices are in place between runs, it is present in the facility so depending on your level of allergen, you may want to avoid these products.
So, I gave the 2 bags that Ds got me on Monday, to them. I was excited to learn that they had bow noodles, which my other company doesn't make, but it's not something that I should eat. It's Russian roulette with cross contamination...one day you can be fine, others you won't be.
I've had everything from breathing problems to severe itching for over 24 hrs. from cross-contaminated foods. At least this company was honest and upfront. I wish that they all were!
How was your food week?