Happy Monday! I really wish that I had an extra day to finish everything that ended up on my to do list over the weekend. We got most of the cooking done but anything that fell outside of the kitchen most likely did not happen. We will be hopefully getting those things done over the week and early Saturday!
So what did we get done…
First, we brewed batch 4 of beer this weekend. It’s a English Style Brown and we added some extra chocolaty grains as well as some of the spices you would find in a pumpkin pie recipe.
We tested the gravity on this beer and we are going to be much more calculated with this beer, writing everything down and really trying to document the process. I also picked up a brewing basics book this weekend. Ready to learn what it takes to really brew our own quality beer with our own recipes! It’s John Palmer’s How to Brew and I am ready to get started!!
We also did a lot of cooking. The Husband got the chicken going early, I made a quinoa salad, I roasted garlic, and pickled beets. We also got all of our snacks packaged and ready to go. I also sorted through the kitchen and got all of our ingredients in jars and organized. Now that we can see what we have, it will make it easier to cook (or bake, we have two full jars of oats!).
I find that if you get your menu and your kitchen together one day a week, it makes it easier not too cheat when it comes to your menu. If it’s all there, why go out?
This week’s menu looks something like this:
Monday Steak and Twice Baked Potatoes
Wednesday Out with Friends (It’s a paired dinner at Martini’s)
Thursday Eggplant Casserole
Friday Shrimp and Salad
I’ll be back later in the day with a review of our trip to Big Choice Brewing!