This morning I had cheesecake for breakfast. I won't make a habit out of it, but it was so good and one decent-sized (not huge and not super small) piece kept me full for a good three hours!
After Mass, Regina and I (Tom was in Seattle) went to Jason's Deli and had a salad bar with an extra side of protein. Chicken for Regina, and turkey for me. Yummy yummy.
Then I went to the grocery store, brought in the groceries, washed the produce, cooked the meat, and chopped the vegetables. Whew. Sunday is our day of rest around here, so I went at my own pace, and had fun doing (most of) it. I really enjoy cooking and being creative. However, I do hate the cleaning that comes with it. Good thing I have a wonderful husband who cleans up for me (when he's in town).
By the time I finished all of that, I was so hungry the hole in my stomach was starting to eat through to my back. So I snacked on some leftover ham, and then made a salad with olive oil and nuts on top.
Tom had been traveling all day, so as far as I know he had a fruit and cheese tray this morning, and a seafood salad for lunch (blech). He seems to be coming down with a virus the kids had this week, so he hasn't eaten much else. He does say about every three minutes "oh, it's so cold in here!" when really it is not. He should go eat some of the chicken soup I just made.
I've decided the kids will start packing their own lunches for the school. They seem to like this idea, and it's fun to see what they pick out.
Amy packed: carrots, one slice of roast beef, some grapes, and trail mix.
Regina packed: carrots (the ones I was saving to stew), roast beef, and "four or five clementines". Uhh...
Veronica forgot to pack her lunch. Hopefully she remembers tomorrow morning.
They will be starving tomorrow, but eventually they'll learn how much they need, and that Mom is not crazy when she gives them particular foods in order to keep them full.
Let's see... what else? Hmm. I had to use a squash (butternut) and some tomatoes before they went bad, so I made squash fries, and baked tomatoes. Both turned out decently, and the kids (at least 3 out of 4) like them.
|halved tomatoes, topped with salt, pepper, basil, oregano|