Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Challenge Week 3

So, it's been a while. Sorry to keep you all waiting for my meal plan. I know you're all just dying to know what we're eating this week. ;) Last week was a very challenging week with Charlie being sick and then my getting sick, Paul's grad school mid-term, and lots of nights with little sleep between getting up with both kiddos. Anyway, I've been playing catch up since all of that, and that's why I've been a little delayed in my weekly post. But I'm happy to say that last week is behind us all, and things are getting back to normal. And that Paul aced his mid-term. :)
Paul's parents were in town over the weekend, and while I was unable to snap any photos, I will gladly share that we enjoyed a few all-local meals here at home. Friday night they joined us for homemade pizza--I made a pesto pizza; a cheese pizza with homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and asiago (not local but so yummy!); and a veggie pizza with fresh tomatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. On Sunday, we had brunch at home after church--I'd made blueberry strata with fresh blueberries, bacon, fruit salad (peaches, apricots, cherries, and blueberries), and bruschetta on homemade bread.
Sunday afternoon Paul decided to surprise his parents and head to Middleburg, VA where one of our favorite wineries, Chrysalis, is located. We tasted wine and then shared a bottle under a tree. It was really a relaxing, fun time. When it comes to this food challenge, I'm so happy to live in Virginia where we have some incredible local wines.
I'd also like to share that I've actually lost a few pounds since starting this challenge, which I'm happy about, as I still have a little Judah-fat left in a few places. It's certainly not for lack of eating--eating locally, one can still eat abundantly! I think it's because there are fewer processed foods to be had, and that's a good thing!

Week 3 Meal Plan
Sunday: We actually had dinner out!
Monday: Broccoli soup, homemade bread
Tuesday: Burgers, green beans, corn on the cob
Wednesday: Homemade pasta with zucchini and tomato sauce
Thursday: Grilled chicken, tomato-cucumber salad
Friday: Pizza night
Saturday: Cheese ravioli with mixed veggies

1 comment:

  1. It all sounds good. We've been doing dinners. Last night, we had corn on the cob, maple glazed carrots and beets, baked potato wedges, homemade bread w/homemade blackberry jam (that I just made Sunday), zucchini chocolate chip cookies. The maple syrup and chocolate chips weren't local, but the rest was. :)