My sister’s here! My sister’s here! Bigg Sis is visiting the region for a whole mess of reasons, and we get to spend some time together. Yay! We can actually cook and eat together instead of just looking at each other’s pictures! Yay! That’s the biggest thing going in our house this week. School seems to have become routine again with the snow subsiding and order has been restored, at least for now. I am obliged to provide some manner of St. Patrick’s festivities tomorrow for my holiday loving daughter, and I’ve got a whole mess of longtime on the list home improvements I should probably tackle before the spongy mud turns into actual soil out in the garden and I am able to once again ignore the inside of the house in favor of the outside (I do love that switch). Our weather looks like it’s going to be all over the map this week, so our meals will not reflect my usual climate calculations for warm and comforting or crunchy and cooling. We’re just gonna roll with what works and hope for the best!
Monday: Lentil Casserole, green beans, salad (a great choice for nights when the kids have an activity – tonight Ms. Picky Pants has dance class)
Tuesday: Chickpeas with Potatoes and Tomatoes (from Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone)
Wednesday: Varia-Bowls with rice noodles (in anticipation of perhaps feeding Bigg Sis’ gluten free crew)
Thursday: Anything Goes Fast Burritos
Friday: Homemade Pizza, cut veggies
Saturday: Picadillo over roasted potatoes, green salad
Sunday: Homemade Spinach Pasta with Pesto, green salad
Lunchbox Treats: Healthy Pumpkin Cookies
Adult Lunches: We are still playing with raw soups made in the Vita-Mix – more to come on that.
Even though it’s still chilly and mornings are downright cold, the signs of Spring’s approach are all around. So I give a little yay for Spring. Here’s hoping your week looks interesting and delish!