before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that »rupi kaur (via awelltraveledwoman)
I had a flop last week. This healthier chicken korma. I think some of it was my fault. I used nutmeg instead of mace. I didn’t have ground coriander. I found it bland, but Josh said it was good and the kids gobbled it up so… maybe I’ll have to give it another chance. One day…
But that cauliflower and bacon pasta? Go make that today. Unless you have nice weather. It’s definitely a dish for cosy days. And yes, I consider the weather forecast in my meal planning.
The next two weeks are hefty ones. As of Friday, the Kita is closed for 10 days, which means the little people are home the whole time I’m gone to New York (making me the worst and Josh the best and also my neighbours are the best as they’re taking the kids for the time that Josh cannot take off work) (and also having 6 weeks of paid vacation is also the best because it means taking a day and a half off work is not a big deal) (I’m really just saying all these asides to assuage my guilt for the oversight of booking my trip to New York at the same time the Kita is closed).
Anyway, all this is to say that meal planning will be key.
Here is the next seven days:
- lemon-thyme chicken thighs with a cucumber salad and grains
- Miso sweet potato and broccoli bowl with quinoa
- Breakfast: Easter bread (a soft yeast bread with raisins) and jams and honey and cinnamon
- Lunch: Leftovers
- Dinner: Salmon and Lentils from Dorie Greenspan's Around my French Table
- Breakfast: Eggs and bacon and toast
- Lunch: grilled cheese sandwiches and cucumber salad
- Dinner: leaving this one open with the hopes we will eat a dinner out
- Easter Brunch with friends at ours! There will definitely be a quiche (tbd) and this potato galette and something sweet too. And chocolates.
- Dinner: A slight divergent from our stir-fry Sunday meals, as we’re making a curry instead. This chickpea curry, to be exact.