I woke up at 730am and decided to head to Whole Foods so I wouldn’t have to deal with the larger crowds and increased traffic later in the day.
There’s a Whole Foods on P Street NW that I had been to once before with Paul, so I decided to go to that location since it’s closer to my place than the others in the area. It’s only about three miles from my apartment but it took 15 minutes to drive there (too many traffic lights in-between).
I spent a few hours in the kitchen this afternoon doing food prep. I chopped a head of cabbage and braised some of it to eat later, made hard boiled eggs for future breakfasts, and chopped onions and grated carrots for a dinner coming up this week. I’d rather save time and do a bunch of prep at once while I have the cutting board and knives out.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and a tilapia filet, 1 sweet potato
Snack: 1 nectarine
Lunch/Dinner: Cuban Picadillo with braised cabbage
I had some thawed ground beef in the fridge I needed to use, so I mixed up a batch of Cuban Picadillo (I’ve made Turkey Picadillo in the past that uses bottled sofrito sauce, but I liked this version because I didn’t have to purchase that bottled sauce.) Verdict? Very good! I like the sweetness of golden raisins with an otherwise savory dish. I’ll be eating this for lunch over the next few days.