It was a hectic, but good week. I spent Wednesday through Friday at home with Little Man (aside from the Thursday babysitting escapade). This gave me time to spend with LM, but also time to get caught up on some things around the house. We had a fun play date yesterday at a friend’s house, and brought a fruit plate along to share.
Our contribution was born more of “The only exciting fruit we have in the house is raspberries” then anything else. To make the apples and oranges playdate friendly (i.e. no peeling/cutting required) and make them look a little more exciting than they were I did the following:
- tossed the sliced apples in lemon juice and arranged them at the bottom of the platter
- layered the orange segments on top of the apples
- dotted the raspberries over the oranges and apples
- sprinkled everything with some shredded coconut
This platter was SUPER easy to throw to gather and worked out well at the playdate!
D. arrived home last night, so we had home-made pizza to celebrate. After being out all day (playdate, shopping, Dr.) with LM, I didn’t have time to make my favourite whole wheat pizza dough recipe in the bread maker. I took the opportunity to try out this whole wheat honey recipe (it comes together REALLY quickly!). I’m happy to say it was a total success! I am so happy to have a good whole wheat pizza dough recipe that I can throw together in a short amount of time. This recipe is also a bit healthier than others: it uses honey rather than sugar, and has an added kick of wheat germ. We had a seriously gourmet pizza night:
Pizza #1 – caramelized onions, pear, blue cheese, bacon bits, olive oil (brushed on the crust for moisture & a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese
Pizza #2 – pesto on the crust, roasted garlic, roasted cherry tomatoes, grilled portobello mushrooms, salami, mozzarella
Today has been a smoothie/soup day so far, to adjust for the extra cheese etc. I had last night!
I’ve been out catching up on work/school tasks this afternoon, but am headed home soon to spend the rest of the day prepping food for the week! Unfortunately, this is one of those crumby weeks where I don’t finish work in time to pick up LM and make dinner even one time the entire week. This means that to keep the whole foods clean eating train moving I’ll need to make a number of things this weekend and freeze/refrigerate them for later in the week.
Food preparation post to come!