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Hubby of student nurse cooks for the second week, 
Sep. 1, 2012 6:07 pm 
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 5:24 pm

First, thanks to the readers who offered words of affirmation and encouragement for my wife and me.  It continues to be an adventure.

As I mentioned last week my wife started nursing school at age 49 two weeks ago, and I am doing all the cooking.

Nursing school report: Nursing school is tough.  She has lecture, lab or clinical work 8-4 most days of the week.  Evenings are filled with studying, reading and a little freaking out in between.

I learned a few things that I incorporated in to my cooking this week.

·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; < I need to monitor calorie intake for each member of the family.  So, 1 portion for the wife, 1 ½ portions for Food Dude Sr. (that’s me) and 2 portions for Food Dude Jr. (my 14 year old active student athlete daughter). 

·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; < Plan 3-4 generous meals and you will get lunches and another night’s meal too.

·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; < BE FLEXIBLE:  The menu this week changed every night because of food found on sale at the supermarket and shifting schedules.

Monday: BBQ Grilled Salmon + BBQ skewers of squash/tomatoes/mushrooms. The wife said I need to use us the salmon filets, so I inserted them in the menu.  However, after cooking them I notice the sell date was Dec. 2013.  Wow they have a long shelf life. Squash on manager special was a switch from green beans made at the store. The skewers were a little disaster as I hit the handle of one skewer and it flipped across the room on the floor.  I discarded them, but my wife who plays by the 5 second rule came by and ate them.

Tuesday: Caprese salad on toast.  See my recipe posted on Allrecipies. Thanks to Jean T for the idea.  Tomatoes were from the garden. (Did I mention my wife has 37 tomatoes plants?) Fresh basil leaves from the garden, fresh Mozzarella on toasted SFO sourdough rubbed with fresh garlic cloves. This 15 min meal is great.  2 for wife, 4 for me and 5 for food dude yr.  I will probably do this one again soon, as the Tomatoes are taking over the kitchen counter.

Wednesday: Chef John’s Macaroni and Cheese + Spinach Salad.  My first Mac and Cheese that was not from Kraft. This lasted for couple lunches and Friday’s dinner.

Thursday: Chicken Hoagies + Gazpacho + Lemon Brocolli.  My visiting friend Guillermo from Colombia and master BBQ chef helped by grilling the chicken and helped us eat up the food.  We cooked the marinade for a great sauce on the Hoagies.  No left overs here.

Friday: Leftovers and sandwiches

I am still receiving lots of kudos for great food. Food Dude Jr. said, “We should started this years earlier.” Primary complaint is that I dirty way more pots than the previous cook. Hey, you can’t do everything.  So far, the troops are doing the dish washing.

Sep. 2, 2012 4:17 am
Sounds like you are an old pro in the kitchen already and I know your wife truly appreciates all you do. Your Caprese salad on toast just made my mouth water!
Sep. 2, 2012 3:49 pm
good job!!! :-) lots of recipes here to choose from. lots of people on the 'buzz' to help out too if you need it!
Sep. 2, 2012 6:10 pm
When My Mom Was Sick or In The Hospital. My Dad Would Make A 10 Gallon Bucket Of Something (Goulash, Spaghetti etc..). After that We foraged thru the woods for something edible.
Sep. 2, 2012 7:59 pm
I am amazed! Who's going to tell Yolanda?
Sep. 4, 2012 10:24 am
Good job! Your meals look great!
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