The school year is two days shy of being over for the summer. I feel bone tired. These past couple nights I’ve allowed myself to go to bed early. It seems to have made my fatigue worse. Right now I feel like I can barely move.
By the way, I picked up our very first CSA box this week. I’m going to blog about it next week. I’ll tell you all about what vegetables we received, my son’s reaction, and what I cooked with what we have. We get our CSA box every other week and each time I blog about it, I’ll share a recipe that I made using veggies from our box! It’s going to change my life.
You guys often ask for recipes for things I make and I feel self-conscious sharing anything. I’m really just muddling through many evening meals. I feel that my cooking is not ready for prime time. I’ve decided there’s a hierarchy when it comes to cooking:
And here’s where I fall:
If I have someone to watch my son while I cook, I’m able move into the “jazz things up” level. Then there are days like I’ve had over the past few weeks:
We’re cooking from a package and even eating out when my husband works late. We do the best that we can most of the time! Here’s my underlying assumption:
And that is in short supply at my house!
Lunches below the break:
My son’s lunches
(Top left to right) potatoes, hummus, turkey bacon, pita,
egg, watermelon, blueberry yogurt with blueberries
Day care menu was: Ground beef, real mashed potatoes, broccoli in a cheddar sauce, diced pears with a hard boiled egg and yogurt as snacks.
Mini-sandwiches with turkey, spinach, and goat cheese; jello;
blueberries, olives, chocolate yogurt, breadsticks
That day was so hot I couldn’t send a soup with my son even though he loves it and the other kids were going to have some. Instead I sent what we use to accompany soup: breadsticks. Day care menu was: turkey on wheat, veggie soup, bananas with pumpkin bread and pretzels and cream cheese as snacks.
Blueberries, watermelon; muffin; crackers;
turkey burger; broccoli; butternut squash risotto
Day care menu was: Chicken and rice, diced carrots, applesauce with string cheese and crackers as snacks
Chicken, butternut squash risotto; spinach and dressing;
Day care menu was: Diced ham, cheddar potatoes, baked beans, apple slices with an apple muffin and lemon Italian Ice as snacks. My husband and I decided my son could eat the Italian Ice. It was a hot day and it would have been hard for me to pack an equivalent.
Snack bar; chicken stew; corn; breadsticks;
watermelon; strawberry yogurt
Day care menu: Meatballs with pasta in a butter sauce, corn, watermelon with sliced provolone and yogurt as snacks. I believe that the day care has made big strides in their lunch offerings. I’m encouraged.
Watermelon; spinach and blueberry salad; crackers;
eggs; blueberry yogurt; apple
I’m trying to eat more salad. I’m taking baby steps by eating “mini” ones.
Turkey and spinach sandwich; chocolate yogurt;
blueberries; olives, watermelon
Watermelon, ketchup; turkey burger; bar;
butternut squash risotto; spinach
That risotto was from a package. Yep, it was one of the rough nights (the day before).
Chicken sandwich; blueberries; coleslaw
Chicken stew; watermelon
I “jazzed up” a chicken stew recipe. It’s not my own so I won’t be sharing it.
Have a great week!