Starting Monday, three families (counting my own) are embarking on a dinner co-op experiment.
What I mean is, one night a week I will cook a big meal and deliver portions to two of my neighboring families. Then, they will do the same for me. So I will cook one big meal each week, and get two worry-free meals in exchange. That sounds lovely to me.
Especially since cooking six adult servings is really not that much more work than cooking two.
In my mind this plan is a terrific one. I only hope that it turns out as perfectly as I am imagining.
What should I make for my first meal delivery? Oh the choices!
Speaking of food choices, yesterday I made the most spectacular spinach salad for lunch. This felt like a major accomplishment since I have mostly eaten microwaved nachos for lunch the last few months. I think there is something about hot cheese and corn chips that sooth me when I'm tired and strained. Remember how I used cheesy dip to cope after Jack was born?
Anyhow, my salad had a lush base of spinach and was generously topped with pear cubes, avocado and cucumber (and maybe a little feta cheese). I am planning on having another today.
Okay, and speaking of food in general, have you ever wanted to be a food blogger?
My friend Rosemary is one and she is getting famous. It is pretty awesome to know someone who is in the process of becoming famous.
I love the look. I love the idea of having different components of self-promoted expertise. If I ever had a big blog, I would have a tab for food, a tab for marriage, one for weird kids and maybe one for "Dear Fancy." What I really love is bossing. And telling people what to do and how to do it, which is, basically, bossing, and I already said that...
Anyway, I'm too afraid and lazy to ever set out to host a big blog. So I'll just have to continue to secretly dream and enjoy what other people have accomplished.
But back to the original question, what to make on Thursday for six adults to impress them and make them look forward to every time it is my turn to bring dinner?
I addition to bossing I also like impressing.
I think that might be something I need to reign in... but until a major internal examination and attitude overhaul, I still need to plan dinner!
Your ideas are welcome!