Sunday, May 09, 2021
Menu Plan: May 9 - 15
The kids and Rich gave me a lovely and restful Mother's Day. Rich had me get myself a burr coffee grinder that I have wanted for a while, and sent me off yesterday with a friend to a local fiber festival where I picked up some socks and yarn. The three younger girls put together a gorgeous floral bouquet for me, Amira made me that card, Alexander made meals with Rich and did loads of cleaning, Dominic gave me a gift card so I could go out for a treat, Nejat went with Rich to spend her own money to buy me some fancy chocolates, and made me a bead ring, and all of them did what I wanted for the day and made me feel appreciated. We talked birth stories, which interested most of the kids, actually. The younger girls asked to see my c-section scar. That was a little odd, but I thought it was good that they were interested.
This week will be full of a lot of busy-ness, but I am trying to have good meals, anyway. We have the first of the asparagus of the year, so there is a lot of that, too.
The Ascension is Thursday, with Pentecost coming shortly after that. Christ is risen!
- Sunday - Feast of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Leftover French Fries and Cheese (Bacon Burger for Jerome), Fruit, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Grilled Steaks, Rice, Vegetable Skewers, Raspberry Cheesecake (Vegan, Gluten-free Lemon Bars for Jerome)
Breakfast: Sweet Potato, Pepper and Onion Hash, Fruit Plate, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Koubbat Battatas, Rice, Roasted Asparagus, Moroccan Beet Salad
Breakfast: Pomegranate Blueberry Yogurt (Strawberry Coconut Yogurt for Jerome), Toast (Gluten-free toast for Jerome), Sliced Apples, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Syrian Chicken, Ruz Bukhari, Persian Chopped Salad, Fruit Plate
Breakfast: Ful, Toast (Gluten-free for Jerome), Kalamata Olives, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Smothered Bean Burritos (filling and sauce over rice for Jerome), "Mexican" Rice Pilaf, Shredded Cabbage, Chopped Tomatoes and Cilantro (none for Jerome), Diced Avocado
- Thursday - Feast of the Ascension
Breakfast: Apple-Coconut Breakfast Bowl with Honey Peanut Butter, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Chicken and Bacon and Tomato Sandwich (on Gluten Free Bread for Jerome), Roasted Asparagus, Ricotta Orange Cake with Chantilly Cream (Lime and Coconut Milk Ice Cream for Jerome)
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast (Gluten-free for Jerome), Sliced Apples, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Maghmoor, Rice, Fruit Plate
Breakfast: Dutch Baby Pancake with Butter, Lemon and Powdered Sugar (Gluten-free, vegan version for Jerome), Strawberries, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Italian Pork and Beans, Baked Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus