Melbourne Cup. Both Our School and Dh's business take the extra day off leaving us free to enjoy a four-day weekend, unlike many others who are required to work on the Monday. For our family this usually means that we get out of town. A double blessing when halloween coincides with the long weekend. We were able to avoid trick or treaters who are inclined to continue knocking on our door well after our children are all tucked into bed.
This long weekend we spent our time with my parents at their home in regional Victoria. I'm sure my poor mother will never cook again, as cooking for a family of 7 must surely stretch one who does not enjoy the task so much. However, we felt spoiled and not just because of being fed, although that always goes a long way.
The week ahead for our meals looks a little bit yummy:
Tuesday: Honey mustard pork scallopine, vegies
Wednesday: Chicken teriyaki, rice, vegies
Thursday: Freezer meal
Friday: Spanish chorizo & potato chicken, vegies
Saturday: BBQ pork & chicken wings; corn, potato, tossed salads
Sunday: Gnocchi with roasted tomato sauce
Spring always brings a wide variety of seasons with its weather here in Melbourne - winter and summer with everything in between all in one week. I love that our weather allows for wide variety in our meals as well. BBQ's and warmer embracing meals all in one week. Perfect.