I am not really a fan of winter. It's cold, it's dark, it can be wet or like today it can be gray & foggy. I have to pull myself up by my bootstraps (that is if I had bootstraps! LOL) and get all things I need to get done - DONE! It's hard, because all I want to do is snuggle down and wait for spring to arrive. So in an effort to accomplish a lot - let's start with a meal plan, shall we? I wasn't feeling very well last week either - my tummy decided it hated me and not everything got made last week, so we there are a couple of repeats.
Monday - Let's ease into things with some basic cheese quesedillas and homemade potato soup. I make a very plain potato soup with just celery, onions, and potatoes with milk & butter. Sometimes the simplest things can be the best~! Tuesday - Hey, guess what? I'm going to be 42 on Tuesday! I usually LOVE my birthday, am excited days before hand, and never complain about getting older. I'm not really feelin' it this year though. Must be that stupid fog. I think some Chicken Thighs all Puttenseca will go a long ways to cheering me up! I love this stuff and I have that huge Costco jar of kalamata olives to use up! Wednesday - Coleen just posted up this awesome looking Green Chile Pork Roast. I have all the ingredients and I think I'll just throw it in the crockpot since it is piano lesson day for us..... mmmmmmmm... my house is gonna smell so good when we get home! Thursday - Since I'm on an easy kick this week - let's make everybody happy and have Spaghetti & Meatballs. It is guaranteed to make everybody in my house smile wide when they ask "What's for dinner?" Friday - I didn't get the tilapia or baked lemon pasta made last Friday - let's try again shall we? Saturday - I have everything all geared up for the mega-chopping marathon that is PW's Asian Noodle Salad. I made it once before and loved it - KK wasn't a fan at that time, and I couldn't figure out why - she likes everything in it (she loves cabbage!). We'll have to see if anything has changed and I thought maybe all the veggies would cheer me up and help bring me off of the holiday sugar high! Sunday - So, everything this week has been pretty easy and unimaginative, right? We might as well end the week on an easy comfort food adventure with Chicken & Dumplings. I made this awhile back during my comfort food extravaganza. They were excellent and we gobbled down a double batch no problem - my mouth started watering when I decided that I was going to make them! It's the happiest I've been all day! LOL
I wish you all the best week - and lots 'o sunshine where ever you may be!