With the turning of the season, the tilt of the menu turns away from fresh & crunchy, and more towards warm and comforting. And with school holidays upon us, meal planning, while still in swing, will relax a little over the next couple of weeks (read: easy options, pasta, slow cooker, soup).
Life is moving pretty fast around these parts, and I am trying hard not to buy into the cult of "busy". Life just "is" - we are a family of five, we work and the kids all have interests and activities. It's about keeping to negative self-talk at bay, grabbing the good bits where you can, as well as finding the small bubbles of quiet in your day.
As part of managing the "is" I am looking for options to better manage the weekly household needs (read: Internet grocery shopping). So these school holidays, I am hitting the books - cook books that is - to get some inspo in autumnal eating and get ahead of the curve when Term 2 kicks off.
In the mean time, this is what this weeks plan looks like:
Honey Soy Chicken wings with sweet potato and salad
Home made sausage rolls with cherry toms/boccinci/avo salad
Leek & Potato soup with cheesey chrunchy rolls
Lamb "surprise" in the slow cooker
Juggling work and three kids in school holidays this week - wish me luck! xE