Thursday, March 8, 2012

Food: Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Last night in a moment of weakness and feelings of despair, I pretty much begged (okay, guilted) J. into coming up with the menu plan for the week. By having our Monday and Tuesdays taken care of in a sense, it allows us the time (and less pressure) to plan meals for the rest of the week (Wednesday-Sunday) any day up until Tuesday night. This has been working out pretty well for us until this week. Being scheduled to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday kind of cuts into the idea of meal planning. I fell asleep Tuesday night thinking and stressing about how I didn't plan or buy food for the week (and knew our pantry was fairly bare). The next morning on the drive in, I thought that I would like a smoked salmon salad that night with perhaps some orzo (have I told you my husband makes the best?). I didn't really communicate this idea with him until it was too late, so instead I arrived home to what I called Leftover Smorgasboard (aka what-ever-is-left-in-the-fridge) -- leftover smoked salmon, Kraft mac & cheese, and sliced strawberries. It was all very good, but at the end J. reminded me that our pantries were bare and what was the plan for the rest of the week?

This is the moment where I broke down and started begging. (Funny, because just on Sunday we were talking to our Church Class about who does the grocery shopping and I made a huge deal about how I never "let" J. grocery shop.) Well, my best friend is pretty great so of course came up with some pretty great meals. I didn't really know what he had up his sleeve until I came home tonight.

I entered through the back door and could immediately smell cooked bacon. There was a bowl of spinach sitting on the counter and a block of cheese (what I thought was initially goat cheese but was actually mozzarella). I plopped down on the couch to finish the conversation I was having with my mom, J. took a break from playing some dumb game on Xbox and went into the kitchen. Less than ten minutes later, this little delight was placed in front of me on the coffee table --

Oh. My. Yum.

Using ciabatta bread, J. created this delight of a sandwich. On it:

- Ripe Avocados
- Caramelized Onions
- Sauteed Spinach
- Thick Slices of Mozzarella
- Bacon

I see this becoming a regular on our menu. Mmmmm.

P.S. Apologies for the poor photograph, I was starving!
P.P.S. Incredibly awkward: J. ran into a friend of ours from the Church Class I mentioned in the grocery store. She even made a point to say that she was surprised he was allowed to do the shopping this week. (:

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