Monday, September 13, 2010

Dinner...turning in to lunch

I realize that this is a very practical way to eat, eating leftovers from dinner for lunch the next day. And so many clever fold do it. I remember a lovely lady I worked with at the TD Bank years ago would bring the most divine leftovers, the lunch room always smelled so good. And as recent as this summer I was given some great advice to eat what I had made the night before. It is practical and such a good way to keep that refridgerator clean...not to mention economical!
Having said all of this it is a challenge to do day after day for your family.
Last week I started well because we had a group of ten kids for lunch the first day back. My kids were thrilled because there were leftovers all week!!! It did get me thinking how great it is to have a choice in the morning, be it leftover chicken or blackforest ham or salami. Peanut butter is a weekend only treat but sunflower butter is a great substitute...amazing with creamed honey!!!
Leftover rice with peas and carrots or leftover mac and cheese are both good for lunch. My next challenge will be to make sure there is enough food in there because I have one in particular who is eating not only a lot but very frequently!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy September

It really is the start of the year for those of us who have school age children. With September comes fall which is a heavenly time of year for food. I have been buying a lot of tomatoes and basil and making a lot of tomato sauce and pesto, two favourites. Both are easy to make and taste soooooooooooooooo much better than what you have to settle for when you buy it. It is also the time of year when we think of comfort food, ways to make us feel good after a long day at school or a miserably rainy day. It being Sunday my husband is making dinner, and he is preparing his specialty, roast chicken. His method is to simply stuff them with lemons and rub the outside with a little butter and herbs de provence. The taste is wonderful but your house smells heavenly!!!