Three weeks ago, in Florida:
Me: I’ve decided I don’t need seasons. Let’s just move here and have it be sunny and warm all the time!
Sous Chef: Nah. You know you’d miss the seasons.
Me: No I wouldn’t. I really wouldn’t. I would rather it be sunny all the time so I can go for walks every day outside and be happy all the time because of all the Vitamin D!
Sous Chef: OK…
A few days later, stepping off the plane to a noticeably crisper and cooler Maryland:
Me: OH MY GOD I LOVE FALL SO MUCH!
Sous Chef: (smile)
The weather has indeed turned, so that means it’s time for some comfort food. Stews and chilis. Baking and braising. But let’s not forget our goal of doing it in a (mostly) healthy fashion! We’re going to utilize the slow cooker for three meals this week – please keep your fingers crossed that I don’t burn the house down.
There are two changes to this week’s meal plan:
#2. The recipe source. This week, all of the recipes come from eMeals. I started a two-week trial today, and chose the Paleo meal plan (protein + veggies!)
Since we’re going Paleo this week, I ended up buying three huge heads of cauliflower. When I approached our cart with them, all Sous Chef could say was, “Whoa.”
I will master cauliflower rice if it is the last thing I do.
Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Sausage and Fennel Soup with Italian Broccoli
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Red Curry Beef with Garlic-Ginger Cauliflower Rice
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato-Carrot Hashbrowns
Thursday: Bacon-Apple Turkey Meatloaf
Friday: Teriyaki Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Saturday: Night off!
Sunday: Sunday Dinner at Dad’s