We had a pretty good week around these parts...the first full week of school went well for the girls and I somehow made a little "language jump". Its weird how for months you feel like you make zero progress in learning and suddenly you realize you can (for example this week): understand 90% of what the teacher's say at the parent teacher meeting at school, have a conversation (beyond "hi how are you, how old are your children) with someone at church, watch the news and follow it without too much pain;)!, etc. Things are just starting to get easier and it feels like a real MIRACLE. Anyway, so if you are learning at language and reading this...be encouraged! The cycle has its downs yes, but also its ups:) So thankful for those times of encouragement.
On to the menu. We've been buying more and more at our local farmer's market (and I went over budget this week as a result...eek!) but I have some gorgeous squash, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, cheese and milk in my fridge. YUM! I've been trying to eat more salads lately and as a result have been trying out new dressing recipes. This one is SO good! I made a few lame alterations (dried parsely instead of fresh for example) but it was still delish. I figure eating huge salads with healthy dressings can't be anything but good for me, especially in place of an extra helping of dessert:).
So here's this week's menu:
Monday: Roast Lamb, cauliflower, salad, bread
Tuesday: Lamb broth soup, zucchini muffins, cheese
Wednesday: Quiche, salad
Thursday: Mexican: Beans and Rice
Friday: Homemade Pizza (hopefully I will have time to make sourdough crust again...yum!)
Saturday: Hamburgers or Hotdogs, fries, fresh veg, popcorn (movie night maybe...trying to make some family traditions.)
Sunday: on verra...
What's on your menu this week and do you ever make your own dressings? If you've never tried, its actually super easy and way more delicious than bottled!