Report from Week One of Living the Dream: Success! (Sort Of) 03.04.2012

After last week’s public pronouncement to get better organized about family meal planning, I was really, truly motivated.  Really.  And I am happy to report that for most of the week, we were on top of things.  By Thursday, however, exhaustion, work, and various life issues had caught up with us and I was officially out of steam.  But let’s focus on the positive:

1. All of the meal planning that needed to happen, happened.
2. Meals were cooked and ready by the time we were home.
3. We actually had time to converse and/or play games with the kids prior to meals.

(And all the chaos that ensued afterward is beside the point.  Right???)

On Friday we opted for leftovers, which was just fine with me.  Friday should be a take-out night as far as I’m concerned.  Do I have a plan for the upcoming week?  No.  But it’s only Sunday morning as I write this, and that’s plenty of time for a lady who procrastinates on a pretty regular basis.

Here are some visuals from the past week…enjoy!

Monday night dinner:  Yellow Dal (lentils) with rice.  I picked up samosas on the way home from work -- when you crave samosas, you must have samosas.  Green coriander chutney on the side.
 Tuesday night:  Hamburgers with zucchini (cooked in olive oil and sprinkled with a little salt -- perfect and light)

Wednesday night:  Pasta with tomato, olives, basil and lemon.  This recipe is from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.  I recommend this cookbook for anyone looking for easy, delicious vegetarian options.

Thursday night we had slow cooked chicken curry, or as I like to call it, knock-your-socks-off chicken curry.  The food was consumed too quickly for a photo.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed! I have no plan for this week yet, but we did pretty well last week.