As mentioned in the previous post, we are a bit off schedule this week due to a fabulous trip “Up North” to Glen Arbor. More on that later (and I’m not even joking here–the blog post is written–we’re just waiting for Lars to get up photos so we can sync our posts. GEEK ALERT). Well, it turns out that the biggest obstacle to keeping us on track this week is actually not our snow vacation, but a sick child.
On the way home from Glen Arbor, we happened to pass Rick Santorum’s bus while he was barnstorming in the fertile republican territory of the west side of the state. Bjorn also happened to throw up all over himself on our ride home. I realize this is not a statistically significant event–but the correlation between the two can only make me believe that Bjorn’s dose-response for pure evil is very low. He’s still feeling the effects of his brush with the dark side as we had some residual side effects (vomit, fever, etc). That coupled with the fact that a sick child equals a clingy child makes dinner prep (and shopping!) very difficult. We’re sticking to some old recipes this week–but two that have not made appearances on this blog. A little of this will be retrospective in nature, given that its already Wednesday–forgive me.
- MONDAY: Every man, woman and toddler for themselves.
- TUESDAY: Kung Pao Chicken
- WEDNESDAY: Mediterranean Lentils & Rice (Vegetarian) We sometimes grill up a chicken sausage to put it in with the rice and lentils just for a little something extra but its perfectly fine all by itself and this one makes the house smell great. Cinnamon, Cumin and Cayenne. Hello!
- THURSDAY: Chicken Fettuccine with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce (This is a favorite of Lars’).
- FRIDAY: Leftovers
So there’s our plan and we’re hopefully sticking to it.
And can I tell you–this winter has been a tease. Nothing truly epic has happened at all and we’ve gotten all of one, maybe two, good snow storms. It has me thinking about spring–like its right around the corner and its still February! That said, I saw asparagus in the grocery store last night and started getting pretty excited. I loves me some spring vegetables. I see a risotto in my future. One with lemon zest, parmesan, peas and asparagus.