Let’s hope that the tricks and treats of last week are behind us as we move into election week. Much of our country has been through a lot this past week and we’re facing another important week ahead of us. As we watched the destruction, recovery and stories of survival coming from the east coast, we talked with our kids about the kind and caring people who came together to help their neighbors and community. We were all so touched and impressed.
As we look to the week ahead, I hope that our country rallies for each other like our east coast neighbors have.
In our home we’ve been talking politics way too much lately. My son wants to understand the important issues and is completely perplexed by California Proposition 37 (as in, he doesn’t understand why anyone would want to hide this information!). My daughter interest in the voting process is a bit different. She eagerly awaits the Top 10 countdown results each morning on her favorite station to see if her “candidate”, One Direction, made it to the top.
Oye. Somedays I feel like I have a six year old teenager in the house.
In honor of election week, I let the children nominate their favorite meals for the week ahead. I did veto pizza and macaroni and cheese since we had them both over the weekend. When you look at the full week, they win. And they know it. In their minds, any time there are Birds Nest on the weekly menu they score.
Ready for the meal plan this week?
Monday – Mexi bowls with peas and avocado
Tuesday – roasted chicken with roasted carrots, parsnips and potatoes, and maybe something truly American with a slight twist like this Apple Tartlette
Thursday – the kids spotted spaghetti in the pantry and have been asking for Birds Nest so we’ll serve them up this week with roasted broccoli
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Did you see the Jack-O-Peppers I made for the kids on Halloween? They were fairly easy to make and tasted great. Roasting the peppers brought out all their natural sweetness and I really like the “stuffing”. I used Martha Stewart’s recipe right here.