what we're eating this week

By Monday, January 07, 2013 , , , ,

Oh, January, how I dislike you. The fun of the holidays is over: you can no longer eat Christmas cookies every day without feeling a twinge of guilt and extra junk in the trunk; no longer can you have hot chocolate every time you play in the snow; no longer can you watch Christmas movies on a Saturday morning while piles of laundry grow in your basement; no longer can you have your sparkly Christmas tree without the fear of it losing all its needles at once or spontaneously combusting; no longer can you take an afternoon off of work to get "some shopping done" without your co-workers and boss raising a collective eyebrow.

Can you tell the kiddos are back to school and I don't have a day off until MLK day? I took the Christmas tree down yesterday; the decorations have been stashed away until next year. And our meals are missing the extra sugar, spice, heavy cream and butter that the holidays bring with it. Harrumph.

I do enjoy the simplicity of life after the holidays and the starkness of meals that highlight each ingredient instead of smothering it in richness., but at heart, I'm a girl who loves the indulgences of the holiday season (Champagne, anyone?). So, without further ado, here's what we're eating this week.

Menu: Week of 5 January 2013
Saturday: a family favorite: Locro de papas with avocado
Sunday: turkey meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes and mixed greens vinaigrette with dried cranberries and toasted walnuts
Monday: spicy shrimp with yogurt and whole-wheat naan from the new (and awesome) Dinner: A Love Story cookbook
Tuesday: Carrot soup with crusty bread and mixed greens salad
Wednesday: dhal of the day with basmati rice
Thursday: spaghetti and meatballs (from the freezer); steamed broccoli with lemon and pine nuts
Friday: spinach Florentine pizza

happy eating, -s.

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