Here we are again. The Monday after a busy weekend, and already the week has begun somewhat unexpectedly. I ended up co-leading the Primary Assembly this morning, because the teacher in charge was away sick and her class had already prepared. The CRT was amazing though, and the kids did all that they had planned to do and did it beautifully. And, for me, the technology we needed to use worked like it was supposed to.
The week ahead for me includes LOTS of reading, work, a book review, College study, Bible study, Book Club...and somewhere in amongst that I'm sure people will want to be eating. I often wonder why I can't just have them eat money and circumvent the whole shopping, storing, preparation cycle. And yet, I'm certain I'd bemoan the loss of cooking a meal if it were something I didn't need to do. On the other hand, housework would definitely not be missed. I was chatting with our Yr9 class teacher the other day, who said he and his wife have someone come in once a fortnight to do dusting, mopping, vacuuming and bathrooms....at very reasonable rates. Hmmmmmm.
In any case, back to the eating. I do have a plan, as always despite how it might turn out in the end.
Monday: Pork schnitzel with apple/celery, vegies, potatoes
Tuesday: Pumpkin & sweet potato curry, rice
Wednesday: Honey Soy Chicken, stir fried vegies, rice
Thursday: Pasta with mushroom & bacon creamy sauce
Friday: Meatball Stroganoff, rice or pasta
Saturday: Gnocchi with tomato cream sauce
Sunday: Chicken Wonton Soup, Yum cha bites
The other day my son's class made minestrone soup, at school, the recipe for which was used in a maths lesson as well. The soup was absolutely delicious, so I made a pot for dinner last night with some homemade chicken stock that had been simmering in my crockpot all day. It was amazing. Mr Busy doesn't like beans of any kind so he put that request in, and I obliged. Because every now and then I'm not the Food Meanie my kids take me for. He'd not mentioned zucchini though, so that went in ;)
In my lunch tomorrow? Some smoked salmon and feta I'd bought a few days ago, with some roasted red capsicum in a sandwich. Perhaps some sliced kalamata olives and spring onion might go nicely in there too. Today I had soup leftovers.