So I was thinking of skipping this bit this week. I’ve got a LOT to do, and then it occurred to me. We still need to eat. So really, the five extra minutes spent sharing a meal plan with you isn’t that big of a time thang after all. If I skip it, I won’t make a plan, and then I’ll be scrambling all week, which definitely won’t help me get these things done… Yeah. So I am here, joyfully… really. Okay, maybe just as a demonstration that there are, in fact, habits that are worth the time in terms of the amount of stress they save us in the long run. I am your living example… on that point only… seriously, that’s a lot of pressure.
And, a few words of prefacing here. I am blessed with a large pantry. It’s a closet basically, with shelves and such. The ONLY bad thing about a big pantry is that sometimes it’s hard to see everything you have and as a result some items may sit around for quite some time. It is my belief that even shelf stable food items really aren’t at their best after some time, so I’m making an effort in these last few weeks of the year to dig to the back of the pantry and use up those items that seem to have been sitting the longest. While I’m doing that I’ll take a look at my spice jars and see if there are any still there from the cretaceous period and give them the boot.
Monday: Mung Bean Stew, wheat bread, green salad
Tuesday: Lentil Casserole, sautéed green beans, cut veggies
Wednesday: Barley Black Bean Chili (an ancient favorite from Cooking Light), corn bread, green salad
Friday: Dinner Out while Mommy sings
Saturday: Homemade pizza (and a movie), cut veggies
Sunday: Homemade pasta, pesto, green salad
Lunchbox Treats: low sugar graham crackers – we’re getting our big bake on soon
There it is. Headed to a cleaner pantry, at least until I replenish those old staples… Hope your week is full of great uses for old standbys. Eat well, be well friends.