A is for Anything but … for dinner.
Pascha was nearly two weeks ago and with Pascha it meant the long fast was over. Tailorbear suggested I blog about “anything but tofu for dinner” but we really didn’t eat tofu this time. Though in years past I would agree. By this time it would be “Anything but tofu.”
I’m not a huge fan of shrimp but I have discovered ways to make it tolerable. We ate shrimp frequently during Lent. I’m thinking “anything but shrimp.” We also ate a lot of fish and chicken. When I suggested we have chicken stir fry for dinner two nights ago I was met with eye rolls, heavy sighs and “no please. Anything but chicken.”
I hadn’t planned on serving fish, chicken or shrimp at all during Bright Week. We’d have beef and pork. Um, note to self. There really is such a thing as too much ground beef. Lasagna Hot Dish followed by Cheeseburger Pie with Hamburger Gravy served on the third day? Guess what I started to say? “Please, can we have anything but ground beef for dinner.” We interrupted the streak of ground beef meals with bbq pork sandwiches and a lovely more traditional holiday ham meal but then it was Friday and I had to have spaghetti and meatballs. It’s Tradition! (Join me in singing “It’s Tradition!” from Fiddler on the Roof). Yup during Bright Week, usually on Friday but sometimes on Wednesday, I must make my father’s sausage and meatballs with stuffed peppers sauce. It must be served over both spaghetti and penne.
Tonight I’ll be having roast beef sandwiches a la Arby’s (date night with the husband!) and the girls will be eating home made potato soup with LOTS of ham and cheese. And this weekend? Fish and chicken will be back on the rotation. We had two weeks of no fish and no chicken. Shrimp? Nope. I’m still thinking “anything but shrimp for dinner.”
What about you? Do you have seasons where you eat more of one kind of food than another? Are there meals that you love but get tired off and must swap them out for something else? I’d love it if you share a menu plan item with me in the comments!
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