Monday 28 January 2013

What We Ate January 21 - 27

So, you're going along, following your regular routine - going to work, doing the chores, trying to fit in some exercise - and WHAM!, along comes the 'flu.

That's what happened to us this week.  I only took one day off work because of it, but it took a big bite right out of the middle of the week, eating up much of my ambition and sending me to bed at a ridiculously early hour.

Sick tummies dictated our dinners on Thursday and Friday but by Saturday it appeared the 'flu bug had moved on.  
We returned to our usual routine.  

I even cooked a proper turkey dinner last night!  We're looking forward to enjoying the leftovers over the next few days.

Here's what we ate last week:

Monday, January 21:

  • Breakfast - Yogurt and applesauce
  • Supper - Portabella burgers on homemade foccacia buns with sunflower shoot garnish, oven baked parsnip fries, red cabbage, carrot, and radish slaw, butterscotch pudding

Tuesday, January 22:

  • Breakfast - Homemade granola
  • Supper - Venison and black bean chili (made with home canned black beans), mashed potatoes, a salad of sunflower shoots, carrot, and red onion with a red wine vinaigrette, Pumpkin Not Chocolate drinks made with honey instead of stevia

Wednesday, January 23:

  • Breakfast - Soft boiled eggs, whole wheat toast, apples
  • Supper - Borscht made with leftover sweet and sour cabbage, homemade stock and home canned beets, biscuits, applesauce pie

Thursday, January 24 (sick day):

  • Breakfast - Tea and wholewheat toast
  • Supper - Steamed white rice, carrots, and peas 

Friday, January 25:

  • Breakfast - Yogurt and canned pears
  • Supper - Boneless, skinless chicken thighs poached in homemade chicken stock, gravy made from the thickened poaching liquid, leftover steamed rice, spinach, corn (from the freezer), applesauce

Saturday, January 26: