Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Sunday Cooking Practice

God, I love summer. I love Sundays.

Sundays whenever I wake up, usually by eight, sometimes I sleep until nine, I get coffee in bed, do my words and email my clients. Then I get up and tidy the bedroom and the kitchen, I boil my eggs for the week, eight total, and whack whack whack I cut up the week's watermelon and put three-quarters in three jars and plate the last quarter. Then the timer goes off for the eggs, I run cold water over them and peel two for my plate. Then I take my plate to the couch and have my breakfast.

eggs and watermelon

Or bowl, as the case may be.

Eventually, I get up and put the six other eggs into a half carton to bring to work.

Then I set about making chicken jars for the week. Chicken jars pretty much break down thusly:

  1. blend a scant 1/3 cup vinegar with 1/3 cup olive oil in a rocket blender cup for vinaigrette
  2. slice and dice the vegetable du semaine and a sweet or hot pepper and divide between four jars
  3. divide the vinaigrette between the four jars
  4. if you care, you can cover the jars and shake them to distribute the vinaigrette over the vegetables
  5. take apart the rotisserie chicken
  6. you can save the excess in the freezer for stock
  7. divide the chicken between the four jars
That's it, cover the jars and put them in the fridge next to your watermelon jars.

All in all, it takes maybe fifteen minutes? A half hour at the most. Not long enough for me to be hungry for lunch, so I wander off and when I'm ready for lunch I halve an avocado and a handful of cherry tomatoes into a bowl and empty a chicken jar over the avocado and tomato.

chicken asparagus jar on avocado

Where are my tomatoes. Well, I usually have tomatoes.

So if you've been counting, that leaves me with six hard boiled eggs, three watermelon jars, and three chicken jars for MWF work breakfasts and lunches. I order three avocados and a pint of cherry tomatoes at a time from der groschery mann, and divide the pint over three lunches.

Ta da.

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