How is it February already? Last week it was so cold and I didn’t want to leave the house. Today it’s plus 8°C and it feels absolutely spring like! It makes me want to garden… mmm, rhubarb, lettuce, and zucchini, oh my! (Pretty much the only things I grow with any success… plus the crazy walking onions that do their own thing!)
Yesterday after church we had some brocolli cheddar soup that I had picked up from a local restaurant that I love. (They freeze and sell their soups!) We paired with a fresh cheese loaf from a local bakery. So good! Comfort food…
One of my goals lately has been doing the whole meatless Monday thing… but only at breakfast and dinner. Lunch still tends to involve meat for both kids. Baby steps. My decision has more to do with hiding things like beans in food and getting more veg in without complaints than any real altruistic motives. Whatever works.
Our meal plan this week will look something like this.
- veggie samosas and mango salad (tonight!)
- double stuffed turkey taco sweet potaoes and salad
- frozen pizza and veggie sticks (K’s meal)
- roulades with garlic mashed potatoes and whatever vegetables are hiding in the crisper
- chicken wings, bacon poutine, veggie sticks (J’s meal)
- jerk pork, rice, salad
- jerk pork quesadillas and veggie soup
Because we’ve been doing so well sticking to the grocery list and the plan lately, I am giving myself leeway to do convenience food if I need to. I have some evening meetings to get to right at the dinner hour and other extra commitments here and there in general. No guilt. A fed family is as high as I’m aiming some days!