Yesterday I made the girls a quick spaghetti cacio e pepe before we headed out to see a local performance of the Nutcracker. Bunny noted that I rarely make pasta anymore and it's true. As I've mentioned 100 times before, J. tries to avoid carbs, we're trying to avoid wheat, and I'm trying to lose weight. (SIGH.) But as I was blending the grated cheese with the pasta water, a little butter, and fresh ground pepper to make a luscious, creamy sauce, I realized (perhaps with a little help from Anthony Bourdain): pasta is GOOD. And easy. And I acknowledge that my girls miss it. So, I'm going to try and work more (GF) pasta into our meals because they really do love it.
As we get closer to Christmas, I'm trying to keep things relatively light in anticipation of the crazy eating we will be doing.
Monday: Green curry coconut chicken laksa (a twist on Malaysian noodle soup garnished with chilis, cilantro, and squeezes of lime)
Tuesday: Taco salad (sans chips): ground beef, beans, and veggies
Wednesday (CSA delivery day): White chicken chili or maybe chicken stir-fry and rice
Thursday: Spaghetti all' Amatriciana (pancetta, onions, tomato), a big salad
Friday Family Movie Night: Take out and a movie (and a cocktail!)
Saturday: Not sure yet.
Sunday: Baby Dash's naming ceremony and my niece's first birthday party. It's going to be a busy day.
What do you have on deck this week?