Monday, February 21, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Inspiration has found my kitchen.

The new eating plan has brought a renewed sense of excitement to the nightly dinner prep. I have spent hours looking through cookbooks, gathering ideas, planning for future meals.

I told you I was a party animal.

I've whittled the list of things I want to make down to a week's worth of suppers...

Sunday: spaghetti, sautéed summer squash & zucchini, lettuce and tomato salad

Monday: stir fried leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, asparagus, & mushrooms with magic sauce, brown rice

Tuesday: baked Italian tofu, hot skillet salad

Wednesday: red posole with beans, salad with avocado, corn, & tomatoes

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: veggie burgers, oven fries, tomatoes, avocado, salad greens

Saturday: out

A quick update...

Giving up all meat and dairy has not been difficult.
At all.
No lie.

I have yet to feel hungry.

My jeans are looser.

My crew has had minimal complaints.

So far, so good, I say!

I'll admit that I'm lucky. The Mr. is totally on board with the changes being made. The Offspring are young and, although they might whine a bit, will eat what's on the table.

A batch of vegan chocolate chip cookies lulled them enough for me to launch a sneak attack with kale and chard at dinner.

I can't end this post without a standing ovation for Angry Chicken's magic sauce.

Holy smokes.

I'll admit to eating a spoonful...or two, straight from the jar.

When I read her post, I knew the concoction would be seriously delicious or a sad disaster. I should never doubt The Chicken. She knows her condiments.

I made a jar full tonight.

I had to make another batch to use on our lunches tomorrow.

OK peeps. That's my story.