Oh, I am craving those crisp fall days, the ones when I can just make some sort of hearty stew or soup, and pair it with a fresh loaf of bread, something to spread on the bread, and call it supper!
I'm having a hard time getting motivated in the kitchen these days. The Jezreel Valley seems especially hot and humid to me right now, so cooking and baking just seems like a chore! HELP!
Anyhow, I know I'm more likely to actually feed my family real food when I plan a little in advance, so here goes!
Sunday: Leftovers from Shabbat + extra veggies
Monday: Orzo (oops ran out of rice!!), black bean "meatballs", make-your-own-salad (we have lettuce, cucumbers, avocado, and carrots aplenty this week!)
Tuesday: Spinach and cheese pancakes, roasted carrots, orzo (planned leftovers), make-your-own-salad
Wednesday: pizza, cucumbers and carrots with dressing
Thursday: Pasta with tomato sauce and vegetables, ??
Also planning to bake: several loaves of whole wheat oatmeal bread, honey challot for Rosh Hashana, honey cakes, apple muffins, molasses cookies, and homemade granola bars (haven't made granola bars in a LONG time)... all of that needs to be done before Thursday night, when I will need to cook for shabbat.
Last Friday we got a late start to our tiyul, and we got home VERY late and VERY tired - just one hour before Shabbat. It was a little nutty, but thank G-d I had done a decent job cooking and cleaning in advance! I don't think we're doing a Friday tiyul this week - maybe Friday arts and crafts instead. Sounds less stressful, doesn't it?