However, we still need to eat, and planning the weekly menu always reminds me to settle down and pay attention to the most basic of things--feeding my ohana. Here is what we're having this week.
Rat-Pa-Tooty, stew-style. It's too late for tomatoes, but red peppers and eggplants were looking fabulous at the grocery store. Lucky to have temperate California weather.
Winter-style Panini, using the technique from Turkey/Summer Panini. I made a huge batch of Homemade Pork Sausage for Thanksgiving and froze half of it into patties. The winter version is pork sausage, arugula, pears and either Havarti or brie. Or both.
My Grandma's Meat and Macaroni, with ground turkey. There is nothing fancy about this meal, but everyone loves it.
My Mom's Watercress Soup. Like shabu shabu, watercress soup is great for cold days and not heavy. Watercress is apparently the new "it" food, so Mom really does know best.
Friday--Dinner and the Movies
Chicken Shawarma and Baba Ghanouj. The featured flick is The Avengners, which we will watch for about the 14th time. Each family member has their own favorite character: Black Widow, Iron Man, Pepper Potts and Captain America.
Remember, this time of the season is supposed to be fun.
Eat Well. Be Well.