I started writing this post a few hours ago and then go completely side tracked when my intro turned into its own blog post! Anyway, now that that is done, here is the plan for the week.
After three weeks of school holidays, we are finally back to a normal schedule! (Well, we would have been if Pete hadn’t woken up vomiting this morning.) We just got back yesterday from a week in Spain. We had a lovely time, but I always love getting back home after a holiday. I’m especially happy to be back in my kitchen and to get back into some healthier eating! We definitely made the most of the tapas and paella situation in Spain, so some lighter eating is definitely in order.
Traveling back from Spain! We had Indian takeaway. ;D
Vegetables with Rice in Peanut Sauce
(We’ve had this before and it is SO good! I’ll try to remember the recipe this time!)
New Mediterranean Inspired Hungerpot
Korean Beef Rice Bowls
(PS: Browse my other meal plans by clicking here!)
What an amazing weekend we had! The sun was out and it felt like summer. It has made me even more excited for our trip to Spain next week! But before we leave on our holiday, we’ve got the busiest week of the church musician’s calendar: Holy Week. I have four services to sing, but I used to at least double that, so four seems like a breeze!
Dinners this week are pretty straight forward. I always look forward to chicken and dumpling soup (it is SO flipping delicious!!) and turkey tetrazzini always reminds me of my grandma, so I’m looking forward to that as well (gosh, lots of poultry this week!). Please share what you’re making below! I would LOVE to know!!
Today is this first week of three that the kids are off school. We are mostly hanging around at home before we go to Spain the third week (wahoo!). Thinking of our upcoming trip, I thought I would make some pan con tomate to go with an otherwise mostly purchased tapas dinner. (The last Spanish tortilla I made used a small fortune’s worth of olive oil, but still didn’t turn out as well as the pre-made one from the store!) Also this week, our German au pair is making us a German meatball dish that her mother makes. I am mostly curious about the creamed cauliflower that she’s making along with it. Yum!
Welcome to my fiftieth Hungermama meal plan! To celebrate I am doing an Instagram giveaway! Whoop whoop! But more on that later this week. For now I would like to say a few thank you: Thank you to Sarah who encouraged me to start the blog, to Jason who supports me without reservations, and to my advertisers who help keep the blog going. But mostly, and from the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you, my readers, who continue to support this blog with your clicks and comments and likes. It is such fun to be able to share my meal plans, recipes, and general thoughts with you all. Thank you for continuing to come back week after week! Continue Reading…
Next week will be my fiftieth meal plan! How on earth did that happen? Well, actually, I remember quite clearly: my friend Sarah made me start a blog to share my meal plans, and I dutifully obeyed. 🙂
It makes me all kinds of happy that you all join me here on the blog every week. During a time when I felt particularly lost and even a bit useless, this blog helped me focus my energies into something that makes me happy. And it has made me happy. YOU all make me happy (because blogging is no fun if no one reads it! Ha!). So thank you for joining me week after week. (And if you have any ideas of how I could celebrate my fiftieth meal plan, send them my way!)
Our new German au pair, Elisabeth, arrived at the end of last week! She is the absolute sweetest thing and we are SO excited to have her with us for the next six months. We spent the weekend getting to know each other and showing her around a bit and today is her first day with the kids. My head is spinning with thoughts of all I can get done! Continue Reading…
After living with us for the last six months, my niece moved out this weekend. We are all sad to see her go, but we’re also looking forward to our new au pair (Elisabeth) arriving at the end of the week! It is a big transition week for the Hungerford household. We have a lot of tasks to do around the house before Elisabeth arrives (and I’ll have no childcare!) so we are taking it easy in the food department. Two pre-made meals (pizza and lasagna), a semi-homemade meal (falafel), a meal I could make with my eyes closed (salmon) and a slow cooker meal (black bean soup). Continue Reading…
My brother is coming to visit this week! His nineteen-year-old daughter, Devon, has been living with us for the last six months and he’s coming for a visit before they travel through Europe for a month or so.
My (pescatarian) brother lives on an urban farm in Seattle where eats incredibly well from the crops that grow in his yard. Whatever he can’t grow, he barters for or buys from local farmer’s markets. (They buy bulk foods once a month from a grocery store.) They make their own yoghurt and kombucha, only eat local foods, and they even keep their own chickens and bees. Staying with his littlest sister who buys everything in a package from an online grocery store will be a bit of a change to say the least! Fingers crossed he likes my cooking! Continue Reading…
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