If you’re trapped at home, there is absolutely no reason to NOT bake cookies. It keeps the kids busy for a few minutes AND works as a reward/treat for
you them to make it through another day. Oh, and I guess you need to eat actual meals, too. Everything this week comes with lots of suggestions to use what you’ve got instead of taking an extra trip to the store.
P.S. My apologies for the abhorrent pictures this week. Working under these new guidelines is really screwing with my photo session mojo.
How To Use This Week’s Menu
Time is meaningless these days, but I think I would start the week with the Caprese Pasta with Lots of Veggies. Maybe double the batch to eat one and freeze the other for next week.
Use the rest of your veggies to make the Cashew Chicken with Rice on another night. Perhaps pick up some edamame or frozen eggrolls at the grocery and pretend it’s Chinese takeout.
Make the Personal Pan Pizzas for movie night. One bonus of working/living/never leaving from home is that you can prep pizza dough in the middle of a weekday. Get it started around lunchtime for a fun dinner activity. You’ll get two decent sized pizzas out of this recipe, so you can let everyone top their portion with their favorites.
Finally, we have the world’s best Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe makes perfect bakery-style, gigantic cookies. Prep the dough the day before you want to bake (if you can stand it). Then bake half the dough that day and freeze the rest. Then you can have fresh baked cookies when the first half runs out.