We got off to a slow start on Sunday due to candy hangovers. Well actually 3 members of our home got off to a slow start.
I got up at 6 am, just like usual. Why do I do that? Even when we get an extra hour, I just can’t seem to sleep in.
Oh well. I used the time productively enough. Got the Seattle Times for both the actual news and the coupons, made a pot of tea and read both the Times and the Bellingham Herald while exercising the dog at the dog park. I like to read the Herald for all the local news, but their national coverage is slim and their international coverage non-existent. For a girl who grew up reading the NY Times this is a problem.
And just to keep busy, thought about how to feed my family this week.
Came up with this menu:
And although you all have great eyesight, I am sure that you can’t read it.
Mainly ’cause I have had doctor’s writing ever since I was a very small girl and it never improved.
So here is the menu for this week:
Lunch:Brown Rice Pasta from Trader Joe’s with jarred tomato sauce
Monday: Fried eggs with tortillas, avacado and salsa
Lunch: Girls: Garlicy Hummus with carrot and celery sticks, satsumas, TJ’s pirate booty and one candy bar from Halloween each. Ed and I- leftover soup with rice
Dinner: Pork Ribs- boneless
Cornbread with whole corn and diced peppers
mixed frozen veggies Organic TJ’s (Hey I only had a 45 minute window to cook, feed and gather cellos for the 5th grade string concert before we had to dash back to school)
Tuesday: breakfast- Oatmeal with walnuts, dried fruit and milk
Lunch: hummus again with pepper strips, crackers and satsumas. I think a couple of candy bars snuck into the lunch boxes as well.
Ed skipped lunch (he does this frequently) and I ate leftovers of the ribs/cornbread and veggies
Dinner: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes for 3, rice for 1 and sauteed kale
Wednesday: Breakfast: Apple crisp with fake milk for Ed and I and ice cream for the girls (Hey it has all the protein that milk does and the girls love it, so why not just a scoop?)
Lunch: peanut butter, celery sticks, cheese and crackers and satsumas
Dinner: Crockpot winter vegetable soup and Gluten-Free sourdough bread
Thursday: Breakfast: Eggs with tortillas and guacamole
Lunch: leftover soup for the girls,sourdough bread, cheese and carrot sticks, satsumas or apples
Dinner: green curry chicken over rice
Friday: Breakfast: Apple Ginger Walnut muffins
Lunch: refried beans with tortilla chips and shredded cheese, celery/carrots/cukes and apple/satsumas
Dinner: ??? I think the girls are invited to a sleep over that night but details are still up in the air. Most likely pizza for them (I’ll make it and send it)
Cupcakes (since it is a birthday party) packed in their cup-a-cakes.
If Ed and I are alone (such a rare occurrence)… well we might not be as concerned about food. Most likely just a noshy dinner from the fridge. Late.
Saturday: Breakfast: Eggs with tortillas or sourdough (if there is still some left)
Lunch: samples from the vendors at the BGIG Community Awareness Event and a yogurt.
Dinner:?? Haven’t truly planned that far. We will all be tired from the event and might just make pasta or waffles for dinner.
I know there will be lots of questions about the items in my menu. I will be making the names of each recipe a live link just as soon as I type them all in, but that may take another few days.
See I am speaking at the BGIG event on Friday. My topic-Gluten Intolerance, do I have it? Then I am back on Saturday for the big event all day.
My girls even get to help out with the recycling because we are attempting to make it a zero waste event!
And then Sunday, I have my girl scout meeting to run and the neighbor swap too.
Oh, I just reread that and realized you might be wondering what a neighbor swap is. No, we do not trade homes, spouses or cars. We actually gather clothes and household items, bring them to the Sunshine room here in Sudden Valley and exchange for someone else’s things. Think of it as a garage sale without money.
Anyway we have one a month or so and it falls on this Sunday.
So I will get to typing out all the recipes but you might not see them till next week. Sorry