After decades of Friday night pizza, we recently switched to Friday afternoon pizza. It’s been a really interesting switch in our weekly rhythm.
Turns out we stuff ourselves at lunchtime so that when dinner rolls around, a light dinner, late dinner, or no dinner has been sufficient. I’ve planned BFD (Breakfast for Dinner) as the default plan which means it’s really easy and can morph into FFY (Fend for Yourself) if needed.
It doesn’t yet have the same festive feel as Friday NIGHT pizza, but it’s nice to get the mess out of the way. And to do my carbo loading a little earlier in the day.
Other than feeding my starter and making pizzas, I did a quick fix breakfast.
There were only three eggs left — for four people — so I added a healthy portion of egg whites. I started keeping a carton hand during early lockdown 2020 when eggs were hard to find here in SD County. It’s been a great habit for stretching whole eggs, like now.
I sliced a clearance loaf of artisan bread and toasted it, scrambled eggs, cooked half a bag of frozen hash browns, and frizzled some ham. No one was starving — and one kid was at work — so it was more than enough.
Anticipating the weekend meals, I dug around in the freezer and pulled proteins to thaw: ground beef/buns for burgers, ribs, fish, and two whole chickens. We’ll grill what can be grilled, cook the ribs in the slow cooker, and roast the chickens. That should give us enough meat for the weekend and into the start of the week’s lunches.
Bryan is running out of Chicken Fajita Burritos so I’ll run to ALDI tomorrow for those ingredients as well as eggs and whatever we need to round out our last 8 days of the challenge.
Our meals for Day 22:
Breakfast: the usual – oats, smoothies, eggs/toast, yogurt
Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner