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Back to school

Emily is starting grade 11 on Wednesday!

I can’t believe my baby is 17 and going into grade 11…

So as of today, we need to get into our school routine and one thing we absolutely need is food!

Homemade meals for lunches and dinner.

So today, we cooked…

Before we tackled this cooking, we had to eat so hubby made us breakfast

Toast with bacon, egg, fresh tomato and avocado covered under mozzarella.  You gotta love a man who can cook!

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I made one of Emily’s favorite.  Shepperd’s pie!  Only corn, no peas and carrots….  If you make yours with peas and carrots, it’s perfectly fine with me.  Should you invite me for dinner and serve Shepperd’s pie with peas and carrots, I will eat it and love it but mine is made with corn.

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Last week, I discovered Shake N Bake…  How did I go 40 years without knowing I could do this with chicken is puzzling to me…  So today I made chicken fingers.  Easy to make, good on their own with dipping sauce and succulent in sandwiches.

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Jonathan made his biscuits…. yummy delicious and oversize biscuit.  Good with fresh jam, nutella, peanut butter and bananas or with soup…

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Speaking of soup I made a yummy Potage Parmentier.  Mine is a really simple recipe.  Leek, a little garlic, potatoes and vegetable broth.  Once it is all cooked, it goes in the blender.  No cream required!

Today we added a small amount of mushrooms because they were chopped 🙂

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I can make many yummy meatloaf but today, Jonathan decided he was making a meatloaf inspired by a recipe in his new cookbook:   The Ketogenic Cookbook

I say inspired as we didn’t have all the ingredients…

I call this, his caterpillar meatloaf…

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Regardless of the look of it, it’s delicious.

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I made my zucchini-banana bread loafs (minus the nuts) into muffins so Emily can take them to school!

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I also have chicken salad for sandwiches, lots of veggies for crudites and dip, a variety of cheeses, some fruits and many snacks for the lunch boxes.

Oh, and I still have everything I need to make another one like this!

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Today was a good day, except for the part where we hit 30 degrees celsius which is 86 degrees farenheit and we have a tiny AC unit that didn’t quite cool down the kitchen, even with a fan on…

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16 thoughts on “Back to school

  1. I make a broccoli salad every other week to leave in the fridge so that Mr T has something easy to grab if he needs it between school or cheer or work or theater. The other day I went to have it for dinner and realized he had almost eaten it all! 🙂 Love having food on hand, makes life less stressful for me!

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