Pete had a three-day weekend, and while he was the only family member that did it is still making today feel like Monday for me. And it was a pretty busy weekend, complete with the annual chili cook-off at church (I placed third), a fly-fishing trip for Rockford (he dropped his phone and himself in the river), and auditions for a performance of “A Christmas Carol” for the children (no word on whether or not they got parts).
This week is going to be busy but not any more so than our normal weeks. Here’s what we’ll be eating, sort of.
- Tuesday: German lentils and sausages
- I’m not sure what makes this recipe from Five Heart Home a German dish — the sausages, I guess? Is parsley German? — but I’ve been on a lentil kick lately and this will be 95 percent done when we get home from soccer practice so its nationality nomenclature is really a secondary concern. I started this in the CrockPot this morning, and the house currently smells like a garlic factory.
- Wednesday: DIY
- It’s one of those Everyone Is Everywhere At Every Hour of the Day days. There’s food in the kitchen, happily, and all members of the family know how to access it.
- Thursday: Spaghetti and meatballs
- Pete’s going to be assisting on this one.
- Friday: Something Poppy doesn’t like
- Poppy will be dining with her friends at a homeschool dance (yes! they exist! and not in the family basement, “Good Luck Charlie”!), so we’ll be having something she especially doesn’t like but the rest of us do. Possibly Chipotle.
According to Britannica.com, our pal parsley is native to the Mediterranean. Our Herb Garden has a lot of information about parsley in folk lore, including that the Ancient Greeks associated it with death! I’m so glad to have learned that just after adding a tablespoon of it to tonight’s meal!
Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.