Meal Plan 10/21/19 - 10/25/19

I have a sinus infection, the weather forecast is calling for a rainy, miserable week, and tomorrow is the federal election. I’ve got comfort food on the brain.

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Monday: Following a trend that’s working out nicely, Monday night will be a direct repeat of Sunday night’s dinner. This week we’re having lentil barley soup served with garlic bread. Smitten Kitchen’s Pear, Cranberry, and Gingersnap Crumble for emotional eating / celebration while watching election results.

Tuesday: 20-minute Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies made with vegetarian sausage.

Wednesday: Barley Risotto with Mushrooms served with green salad.

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner. Buttermilk pancakes, cheesy scrambled eggs, slow-roasted tomatoes, extra crispy bacon, and apple slices.

Friday: Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce

I’m also planning on making a big batch of homemade mac & cheese for when my kids inevitably reject everything on my meal plan, banana bread with the ancient bananas degrading on my kitchen counter, and brownies for school lunches.

What’s on your meal plan this week?

Tiny Happy Tuesday

Writing Tiny Happy Tuesday after my birthday week Festival of Hillary could become a novel so I’ll attempt to keep this brief:

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  • Connection. Oh my goodness, my connection cup runneth over this week. Visits, calls, texts, messages, cards, meals - my people did their best to make me feel loved and celebrated on my birthday. I am a lucky, lucky lady.

  • Birthday cake for breakfast. Is there anything better? No, there is not.

  • My mom’s apple pie with crumbly cheese topping made with Martha’s cheddar crust. Perfection.

  • Sunday’s clear skies and full moon.

  • Sunny breaks in between the rain for family walks and a bit of autumn gardening.

  • City and Colour’s newest album.

  • Modern medicine (I think I have a sinus infection. I am not a fan.)

Meal plan 10/14/19-10/18/19

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving and my birthday this weekend so we’re full to the brim with pie and cake and fancy cheese. It’s time for some cruciferous veg and legumes is what I’m saying.

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Monday: Curried Lentils served with roasted cauliflower.

Tuesday: Secret Ingredient Tomato Soup served with grilled brie and apple sandwiches on sourdough.

Wednesday: Salmon Avocado Salad

Thursday: Shakshuka served with sourdough toast and steamed broccoli.

Friday: Garlic Butter Baked Cod served with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and sautéed purple cabbage.

What’s on your meal plan this week?

37

Today is my birthday. I turned 37, which is kind of hilarious to me because for the last 6-8 months or so I thought I was already 37, and had to be convinced that today was not in fact my 38th birthday. I know that as a woman in the later half of her thirties, society says I’m supposed to feel shame about my age but fuck that. Every year of my thirties has been better than the one that came before. I feel stronger, more capable, happier, more settled, smarter, better with every year that passes. I walked past Poppy while I was wearing workout leggings earlier today and she reached out, smacked my butt, and said, “these biscuits look delicious!” (Well, “these biscuits yook deeee-yicious” to be accurate.) That is the energy I’m carrying into my next year.

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