How we react to things is a really good indicator of our core, our essence, those fundamental and if not unchangeable, at least strongly resilient parts of ourselves. This last week we discovered (while having someone complete one repair on our heat system) that a significant section of our venting was, in fact, not even connected to the thing that makes the heat. We have lived here for over seven years.
My husband, in a display of his generously sunny disposition, responded with “Yay! It’s finally going to be warmer in a big section of the house.” And I know he’s right, and I’m happy about it too. But right there along with my happy, is a calculator of all the wasted heating dollars, and frustration with all the HVAC people who’ve been here before now… because REALLY?! So, it’s fixed, and as tonight it seems that winter has arrived, I’m happy about it too. Really I am. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want warm comfort food, because just like my dollar wasting calculator, my desire for comfort food is core, basic me-ness. I’m pretty sure both my love of comforting belly warming foods and frugal dishes show up in this menu. Hopefully all my sunny people will eat them and still stay their wonderful sunny selves. Hope your week reveals something essential about you that you just love.
Monday: 30 Minute Bean and Bulgur Chili, Quinoa, Cornbread, Green Salad
Tuesday: Lentil/Bulgur Burgers, Roast Potatoes, Broccoli, Green Salad
Thursday: Asian Varia Bowl with Rice Noodles, Veggies
Friday: Homemade Pizza, Cut Veggies
Saturday: Baked Butternut Squash Risotto, Green Beans, Green Salad
Sunday: Homemade Pasta with Spinach and Pesto
Adult Lunches: leftover chili, leftover Cold Kickin’ Soup
Lunchbox Treat: Peanut Butter Crisp Cookies (yes, I will share this one…)
I had completely forgotten about those cookies. Yeah, I gotta go. Hope your week is as easy or as hard as you need it to be and that all of your vents are properly connected. Eat well, be well friends!