My lunch options have certainly improved in the last few months. Thanks for all of the input at the beginning of the school year!
This week I tried to make tabbouleh (in addition to perfecting my basic hummus recipe…turns out the secret is more olive oil then you want to think about!) and it really turned out well. Nearly all of the ingredients are at our neighborhood market and are really cheap! I made a huge bowl, too, so it’s a good thing we like it!
For the last three weeks I have been buying a whole chicken over the weekend and cooking it in the crock pot. The meat usually lasts us for two or three meals. We’re getting a lot of foods that we don’t normally eat that way: chicken enchiladas, chicken soup, chicken pot pie. Then, on Monday I use the chicken bones and skin to make chicken stock. The stock goes into our Thursday soup and any rice or couscous that I happen to make during the week. It has been a terrific addition to our diet.
The newest challenge to my meal planning is making sure that there is some steamed veggies or fruit available so Ellie Jo can join in the eating fun. We’ll see how much more challenging it becomes when she decides she wants to eat more!