Where is the time going? I know that’s kind of a cliche, but seriously. Wasn’t it just Groundhog’s Day? February is almost OVER, people! The month that is typically the absolute worst one ever to get through, despite its abbreviated length.
For me the month has been flying by, and I’m suddenly dashing around the house, insisting on spring cleaning now and trying to make sure we get our planting done as soon as possible. I should probably relax a little.
In our box this week:
* Bok choy
* Planting onions
* Meyer lemons
* Green cabbage
* Multicolored carrots
Immediately upon seeing the cabbage my husband proclaimed, “Sauerkraut!” So I’ll be making up a batch of that. I’m going to try planting some of those onions, and the rest will just be cooked up with some new potatoes. Two of the Meyer lemons went to making some mini cakes based off Kate’s gluten-free recipe, and the avocados are being added to sandwiches and eggs. This morning I made my eggs scrambled with leftover chimichurri and diced avocado, and it was so delicious! I just needed some meat to make it “green eggs and ham”.
I’m not going to list breakfast and lunch for the work week, because they’re going to be the same every day: steel-cut oats for breakfast, and either a nice salad or leftovers for lunch. Easy peasy. I’ll note that in my lunches I do also pack fruit and yogurt to go with whatever I’m eating, and my snack is often whole-wheat crackers with a Laughing Cow wedge. I’m going to be posting more about making lunches soon, because I think a big part of teaching yourself to eat real food is working on your lunches.
Here’s a great reason why I love the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes method. On Friday I made a batch of dough in order to make baguettes for my Homemade Banh Mi Sandwiches. Tonight I’ll pull from that same batch to make flatbread to go with the daal.
Dinner: Palak Daal
Eating from jars! Sort of. I’m pulling out a jar of my Hatch Peach Salsa to accompany some pork chops my dad had sent from Wisconsin at Christmas.
Dinner: Pork chops with salsa, new potatoes sauteed with planting onions
I have a dinner at one of the new restaurants in town, so the guys will be on their own.
Another night out for me for the Gluten-Free Pizza Party. Two nights in a row isn’t normal, and even though I’m having pizza I hope the guys don’t resort to ordering out.
Dinner: Guys fend for themselves!
A blogging friend is visiting from London, so there’s a chance I’ll be out three days in a row. I never did make that beef roast weeks ago, so this will be the weekend for it.
Dinner: Beef roast with veggies
Breakfast: Dutch babies
Lunch: Tacos made from leftover beef
Dinner: Mushroom curry
Since we had so many leftovers in the house the chili got pushed off.
Breakfast: Eggs and hash
Lunch: Snackish non-lunch
Dinner: Squash and black bean chili
Are you making anything fun this week?