Sunday, January 13

The Weekend and the Makings of a Menu

Can we just agree, weekends fly by too quickly?
Yesterday we snow-shooed (sp?) into the cabin, buried under wool blankets and quilts on sofas and in rockers while we started the wood stove, then watched a line of steam rise from each pair of the children's wet boots lined up in front if it.
IMG_6656Warmed by the fire and a pot of tea and bellies full of trail mix and oranges, Sean and the kiddos headed out for sledding while Benjamin and I stood watch from the top of the hill, sun shining down on crisp, glittering white.
Then we headed out, back down the quiet road to my dad and steplove mom's, for a visit and another session of drying out, eating stew, and drinking coffee.

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To answer quickly a few recent questions on food:
The gf cranberry orange coffee cake recipe will be up soon (soon from the point of view of a mama of seven, smile) on
If I don't link to a recipe, then it is safe to assume that it is my own, and if you're interested in it, just let me know and I'll make sure to take pics the next time it is on the menu and put those up with the recipe.
Now for this week's menu.  Our church begins every year with a two week time of fasting and prayer and so our menu has been meatless, simple and nourishing.

Monday am - almond smoothies, melon
lunch - baked potatoes with cheese, sour cream and green onion
dinner - veg. fried rice, steamed broccoli

Tuesday am - green smoothies, oatcakes
lunch - cornbread, orange slices
dinner - garden salad, pasta w/ home canned tomato sauce

Wednesday am - cantaloupe honey & almond milk smoothies
lunch - ricecakes with cheese, celery w almond butter
dinner - Pioneer Woman's sesame noodles, Asian slaw

Thursday am - cereal, tea
lunch - (Rachel and kids!) blueberry muffins, cantaloupe, orange slices, quiche
dinner - quiche, salad

Friday am - blackberry scones, tea
lunch - burritos
dinner - rice w/ green lentils, rains and figs

precut slaw
bean noodles from Asian mart

 What are you cooking this week?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes! Weekends go by too fast. Have a great week.