It is typical for November, but we’ve been having some teaser-days, where the temps are low, but the wind is downright freezing! I want cocoa. I want soup. I want pot-roast and a warm fire. All I can think about is getting warm!
So, it is in that light, that I am planning my week of meals ahead of time. Here we go:
November 15 — 21
Baked Ratatouie With Meatballs and pasta
Roast Chicken with roasted potatoes, broccoli
Cheese Ravioli with brown-butter, cauliflower, raisin, and pecans. YUM!
Seafood Chowder Soup (This is delicious!)
Baked Pork Chops with zucchini and rice
Comfy, right? Soup, slow-cooked meat, hearty meals. I think I can handle the cold now!
Lunches: I made this Vegetarian Minestrone soup last week, and we had it for lunch all week. It was awesome, so I am doing it again so we always have something to grab. I may freeze some, as it makes a big pot-full. The kids are set, as we have a normal routine of lunches, so I don’t need to plan with respect to meals…just make sure I have ALL the SNACKS! Soooo many snacks. Sigh.
Breakfast: Smoothies again this week. I felt like I was plugged into trying to eat more healthily and drink more water, when I started the day without bread and drank a smoothie instead. This is my go-to guy, but I try to mix it up so I don’t get bored. This cinnamon-bun recipe is ridiculously good, and I go for days making it over and over. I bought lots of baby spinach, so I will add that in as well, to feel really virtuous! Harhar. Last week’s plan included a huge pot of oatmeal…that sat in my fridge all week and never got eaten, so I think I will skip that this week! My kids mostly stick with a cycle of dry-cereal, waffles, and toasted bread products, so that it is simple in the mornings. Key word (simple) here, as just getting up seems complicated some mornings!
Whatever you decide to eat, I wish you a great week, and try to stay warm!
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