Sundays are taking on a bit of a new flavor around here, now that schedules have changed. I look at them as more of a prep time for the week ahead. This is not to say that the beauty of Sunday has decreased in my mind. It is just the 2 hour book and nap time have become a fond memory.
I like the idea of preparing some food/meals for the week ahead so that when I get home I'm not entirely frazzled by the 'what should I make for dinner' syndrome.
Now while it sounds like a lot, it really isn't because I enjoy cooking (for the most part.)
First I hardboiled some eggs to have for breakfasts. I also put some oats on to soak to which I added vanilla, cinnamon, flax and pumpkin puree. I cooked it this morning and sprinkled raw, shelled sunflower seeds over it.
I made pumpkin spice bread but I totally changed up the recipe using wheat flour, flax and coconut oil. It turned out really good and for some extra protein, almond butter is pretty nice on it.
Then I made Paula Deen's Monster Cookies. They are chock full of great ingredients and are perfect for the kid's lunches (OK and mine too!)
I sauteed organic chicken breast with herbs and olive oil because I am going to be making a penne pasta dish with chicken, mushrooms and gorgonzola this week.
I roasted up butternut and acorn squash (Ray had to use a handsaw to cut the butternut squash in half!) Yes, I will be posting photos!
I am planning to make a squash soup this week with coconut milk, chicken broth and all that good stuff.
Next I made a casserole for tonight's dinner since I was going to be at a class.
At this point the last thing I wanted to make was dinner!
I'm not sure if any of this stuff will even taste good but at least it sounds impressive! :)