I hope everyone had a wonderful Shabbos! My husband was away and we all missed him, but the kids and I had a nice Shabbos nonetheless. We’re glad to have him home, though!
Shabbos – dinner – challah, chicken soup, chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, baked eggplant, green bean salad, brownies; lunch – cholent, kishke, chicken, potato kugel, coleslaw, green bean salad, cashew butter balls (I didn’t write the menu in my planner this week so I’m going by memory and know I’m leaving things out)
Sunday – breakfast – pumpkin pudding; lunch – creamy cauliflower cheese soup; d – going to bar mitzva
Monday – b- coconut mango pancakes with cream; l – cornmeal fritters, salad; d – beef stew, green bean salad
Tuesday – b – chocolate zucchini muffins; d -West African stew
Wednesday – b- quinoa porridge; l – West African stew; d – meat stir fry
Thursday – b – date scones with whipped cream; d – CORN
I liked how it worked last week not to plan all the lunch meals in advance, since I kept finding that I wasn’t cooking everything as scheduled because using up what we already had was taking priority. Last week I had so many leftovers to start the week that they significantly contributed to the first three dinners of the week. This week I don’t have quite so much, but I’m going to leave a couple of lunch meals unscheduled for this week.
Every week when I post my menu, I think how simple and boring it looks. But our meals really aren’t boring at all! There’s always much more on the table that what I write down here. So in case you’re looking at this and wondering how our kids don’t pine away from starvation, rest assured that they’re getting plenty to eat! I generally just list the main dish for each meal.