After meal planning, the next step of any successful menu is getting the goods. Colin and I split the shopping to make it faster. With another snowstorm predicted for southeastern Wisconsin the stores could have been overrun. Turns out stores were pretty quiet. About $105 later, buying for quality, we stocked the pantry and fridge.
|Too much food?|
Spending about $105 on dinner ingredients isn't that great of a deal: about $8.75 per dinner serving. Add in leftovers for lunch $105 for 6 days for 2 people, 2 meals a day is spending only $4.38 per meal per person. Way cheaper than you can eat similar food out.
What's on the menu?
Today the menu is:
- Pan-Roasted Salmon with Collards and Radish Raita (Bon Appetit: March 2013)
- Green Salad for One (for two) (How To Boil Water: Life Beyond Takeout p. 80)
|Recipes ready to go. Fresh flowers to mark a fresh start!|
There was more vegetable prep involved in this recipe than I prefer for a week night, but it is so good to eat those dark green leafy veggies.
|Radish and raita.|
|Greens wilting and salmon roasting.|
It doesn't look as good as the professional photography, but it tasted good. Greens are bitter, raita is delicious, like tzatziki. Lots of green leaves for dinner and a little fish. The fish was tender and flaky.
|Looks a little pale and faded, but tasted good.|
|Delightful, simple salad. Delicious.|
Ready for more?
Dawn of a New Dinner was a success. Now for the cleanup.