Breakfast for Dinner. One of my children's school food-class project was to prep, make and clean-up a full family meal. Eggs to order: 1 scrambled, 2 over-easy, 1 "rubber" egg (over-easy, but with a hard yolk), bacon, scones, from-scratch hash browns and fruit. No, this is definitely not light, but we'll have the whole week to work it off.
As a special treat, husband made apple-cranberry pie with homemade pie crust. We like it when he practices for Thanksgiving!
Salt and Pepper Shrimp, using chicken. While this is faster and prettier using shrimp, it's still mighty tasty with chicken. Rounding out the meal with fresh green beans, rice and poke avocado stacks based on an Alan Wong's recipe in the Blue Tomato. This falls squarely into the spicy-warm yet lighter meal category.
Misoyaki salmon, edamame rice and more green beans. This should finish out the green beans and the last of the shredded carrots.
A Diners, Drive-ins and Dives-inspired meal. The featured dish was apple brie pancakes with a side of meat. I need something fast for carpool-Wednesday, so it'll be black forest ham, honeycrisp apple and brie sandwiches, grilled. In theory, this sounds fab, so let's hope it's not another Bacon-bok-choy-tomato pizza debacle.
Thai Chicken Curry. One of my daughter's favorite meals. Spicy and rich, but full of vegetables and pineapple to minimize the heaviness in the dish. If there are any more green beans left, they're getting thrown into the mix.
Hot and Sour Soup. Finishing the week going tofu-only for a light but satisfying, spicy-warm meal. Right in time to start preparing for Thanksgiving!
Eat Well. Be Well.