We have been snapped into full-on Thanksgiving-esque weather, nearly two months ahead of schedule. Cold contact lens solution Weather. Forcing yourself out of bed and immediately throwing on a sweatshirt Weather. Wearing fuzzy cat slippers at all times Weather. Piling on the fleece blankets from our respective college years Weather. Pulling out the coats and boots and – gasp! – full-length capri pants Weather.
In short, it’s getting cold.
And apparently that triggers my body to want to eat all the food, all the time. We’re not talking salads – please, show me someone who actually enjoys salads when it’s 50 degrees outside. We’re talking no holds barred, bring on the carbs because it’s time to fatten up for winter hunger.
Hunger that’s really hard to curb.
Still, we try our best, though I’ll be the first to admit our meal planning isn’t entirely spot on this week. For example, we’re making two desserts: apple pie with an almond meal crust and granola topping, and chewy chai snickerdoodles. The Balance Factor: Sous Chef will be immediately bringing the leftovers to work.
Monday: Sausage-Mushroom-Egg Casserole with Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes over Arugula
Tuesday: Squash Soup with Crumbled Bacon, Granola, and Sage Crema
Wednesday: Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Strips over Garlic Butter Zucchini Noodles
Thursday: Kale Beef Burgers with Horseradish Sauce and Lemon-Garlic Broccolini
Friday-Sun: Visiting with Family