Also on Thursday, I'm contributing a crock of slow cooker vegetarian baked beans to the library's Volunteer Luncheon -- an event we host every year to thank our volunteers for being totally awesome. Staff usually provides the food and someone had said they would bring a ham, so baked beans seemed like a natural accompaniment. That said, I'm making the beans vegetarian in case any poor, benighted, meat-eschewing folk are hoping for a hot lunch (nothing worse than showing up to a party and finding the only thing you can eat is the fruit tray) .
No, now you can have baked beans and fruit tray!
Saturday, we're celebrating my mother's birthday with a trip to Whiteflower Farm and lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and so there will probably be no real need for supper ... unless, of course, it is Dairy Queen ...
Anyway, Week Eight:
- Monday: "Healthified(ish) Cheddar Chicken Elbows" with salad and shredded pickled beets.
- Overtime Tuesday: Mr. Bento packed with leftover "Bulgur Barbecue" (Taste of Home Cookbook, 2008), green salad, and red grapes. Ms. Bento packed with cantaloupe, leftover cheddar chicken casserole, and pickled baby corn.
- Overtime Wednesday: Mr. Bento packed with more leftover bulgur, green salad, dates, and blueberries. Ms. Bento packed with red grapes, a hard-boiled egg, more salad, and Cabot Hunter's Sharp cheddar chunks.
- Thursday: Mr. Bento packed with turkey on a kaiser roll (with blue cheese mustard -- nom!), green salad, red grapes, and a granola bar (roast thawed turkey in morning before work).
- Friday: "Cheesy
ChickenTurkey Casserole" with green beans.
- Saturday: My Mother's Birthday Extravaganza
- Sunday: Poultry soup (from various frozen carcasses) with biscuits.