every saturday morning i sit down and make a weekly meal plan - just like my momma used to do. i always wonder what i had made in previous weeks, so i thought it would be a nice record (oh, and maybe some interest to my readers - if there are any?!? - ha) to post these on a semi-regular basis.
so here is the list that gets stuck on the front of my fridge. excuse the typos and the acronymns. i have decoded things below and included links of the recipes in case you want to make them too!
whoa long time no blog post. where did i go? it's called: i am working a whole lot more than i care to and i'm also living my life and not prioritizing my blog like a crazy person and this gives me ahhhh freedom. but, i've still been cooking and eating and taking some photos that i want to share with you and my future self. so here is two weekends worth of delicious food.
sunday night' dinner (this weekend): ohe she glows lentil and walnut loaf (from her cookbook) and the best shredded kale salad, which i am obsessed with and is basically better than a cupcake, as i talked about before.
the week before last i bought 10 bananas and we ran out. i panicked. this week i was so petrified of making the same mistake that i must have loaded my cart with at least 20. turns out, we had enough for the week and to make this delicious and healthy banana bread. more bananas is always better.
so i just went on a walk to get an extra-large hot green tea (my new obsession that strangely arose during the heat-pit that is a Georgia summer) and i noticed something. it might have been the fluffy clouds above me or the shocking crispness that is the air when the humidity finally breaks, but i was prompted to breathe.
like really, breathe.
i took one deep yoga-style breath and it filled my lungs with such a relief. almost as if they were empty and had been searching and wanting for me to just.breathe. like when you are so very thirsty and your mouth is so very dry - the feeling you get when water finally trickles against your lips. now don't get me wrong, i breathe deeply on a regular basis. just last night i was huffing and puffing during sprints at spin class - but that air is forced and stagnant. this air was light and fulfilling.
it felt so good that i kept breathing, deeply. over and over and over again i swallowed air so satisfying itwaslikethefirsttime. it felt so good. i felt so alive. it washed through me and for a few moments i remembered what it was like to be a kid. you know when you had free time and your mind had free time (ifonlyifonlyicouldgoback) and you spent the afternoons outdoors and the crisp fall air had just begun to surface and you were sprawled on the driveway surrounded by swirls of sidewalk chalk and your knee was scraped but you didn't care because you were breathing and breathing and it was living that you were doing.
today i remembered that feeling. that feeling we forget when our days are filled with workouts and office buildings and meetings and spin class and cleaning and the forever bullshit that is being an adult. it is there. or at least it was today. it is somewhere fluttering in a cool breeze. that is life (andpleasedon'tforgetpleaseletmeremember) - you just have to (deeply) breathe it in...
one of the things i've missed most about this blog is my ability to capture (and remember!) the dinners i create via my weekend review posts. time to bring them back. after an indulgent friday night, saturday called for vegetables.