But, not getting to the store when I'd made my menu based on that very assumption? Well, I had to make changes. My "Texan" week is only half-way through and we're jumping ship. We have the fixin's for pinto beans and cornbread, but I spiced the pintos a bit too much for the tender palates of the under-5 crowd around here. I dropped the dish with the cooked sweet potatoes in it: it broke and all the sweet potatoes had bits of ceramic chard in them.... They got thrown away. I cooked a pork roast that was also thrown away (we're not sure if it was the recipe or the pork...either way, it was nasty). You should know that I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate throwing away food if I can avoid it. I tried another experiment that was mediocre at best. Tonight: hamburgers, fruit, and crudite. Maybe I'll whip up some cookies.
Tomorrow: hmm... baked potato bar with???? Bacon (some in the freezer), broccoli (also in freezer), cheese (getting mighty low on cheese--a truly perilous state of affairs for the aforementioned under-5 crowd), and butter (also getting low on butter--a truly perilous state of affairs for this 30-something butter ADDICT).
Slight chance I'll make it to the store after dinner tomorrow in which case: fajitas on Friday! We'll finish on a solid Texan note. We'll see.
I have the glorious gluttonous gastronomic delights to look forward to next week, so even if we round this week out eating pancakes, it'll be okay.