It’s FINALLY Election Day – don’t forget to vote! I can’t ever remember being so glad to have an election season end, but am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. Brett and I are heading out in a short while to pick up fried chicken at Pono Market in Kapaa, then we’ll head over to the local elementary school to cast our votes.
With YaYu working at the polls until they close here (7:00 p.m. HST), and just the three of us at home this year, we’re having a more ‘traditional’ dinner menu versus the usual assortment of party foods we’ve previously enjoyed while we watched the returns roll in. Actually, there’s a good chance that the winners will have already been decided by the time voting is finished in Hawai’i. National election coverage begins here at 2:00 in the afternoon!
Otherwise, work continues this week on getting the freezer emptied. Keeping a freezer here is important as bulk buying is a key step in keeping food costs down. I don’t think though that we’ve really adjusted to going from four to three family members. We’re buying less, but the freezer still seems to stays full, probably because it’s taking us longer to eat what we buy.
Anyway, this week we’re having:
- Tuesday (this evening): Slow cooker macaroni & cheese, Pono Market fried chicken; fresh vegetables with ranch dip; petite creme puffs (a little of everything but the chicken for me).
- Wednesday: Open-faced hamburger sandwiches; pickled beets; fresh vegetables with dip (toasted cheese sandwich for me)
- Thursday: Grilled teriyaki chicken thighs (chilled tofu for me); zaru soba; cucumbers
- Friday: Butternut squash ravioli with Alfredo sauce; steamed artichokes; garlic bread
- Saturday: Leftovers
- Sunday: Grilled hot dogs (vegan for me); vegetarian chili; carrot sticks
- Monday: Beef & vegetable curry; steamed rice (no beef in my curry)
Several more things will leave the freezer this week, but as I thought, it’s going to take a while. I’m going to try visiting the farmers’ market again this week and see how it goes – we’ll be getting cucumbers, bananas, limes and whatever else looks good!