Cam has left for two months of job training across the country and we’re feeling pretty blue. I’ve been feeling a bit like I’m on auto pilot in the Mama department, like I’m there for my kids but a bit sad and distant too. Now that a few days have past, I’m feeling more like myself. My silly and loving kids have been helping a lot in that regard. I’m so lucky!
I thought it was going to be hard to cook while Cam was gone but I’ve come to the realisation that I’m not cooking for one anymore when he’s not here, as was the case when my kids were smaller. Lily and Leif eat very healthy portions these days and it’s actually easier cooking for three instead of four. For one thing, there are more leftovers for lunch the next day.
I often have comments and emails asking that I resume posting my weekly meal plans and yet I haven’t been making the time to post them. I’m going to try and make a better effort! (eek, I think I said this once already!) This is a good week to get back into it. We were feeling quite tight financially last month and while we enjoyed all the meals we ate, I bet it was a tad uninspiring to outsiders. It involved a lot of potatoes and simple veg.
This week I’m making:
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Focaccia Bread
- Falafel and Pita
- Broccoli and Caramelized Onion Vegan Quiche
- Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan Bread (for the potluck night with friends)
- Vegan Lasagne with homemade beet pasta (recipe soon!)
I’m also planning to make my weekly (although only Cam has been making it since we moved to this house. I hate my stove but I’m trying to get over it- blog post soon about this) Whole Wheat Bread , Raspberry Oatmeal Scones and Chocolate Chocolate Zucchini Muffins .
I just wanted to share a thank you to all my friends who have commented, emailed or phoned with kind support. It’s meant a great deal to me. xx