One of my sisters-in-law, Lauri, used to describe her desire for "clean food" after the holidays. Keep in mind, this was decades before the phrase "clean eating" became popular. When I asked her what she meant, she said she was burned out on holiday (high-fat, high-sugar) foods and craved vegetables, whole-grain bread, and fruit. I am convinced now that she was a visionary. That's pretty much how I'm feeling, too. This week's menus will have a more healthy emphasis. True, there is one more cocktail party this week, but I have planned healthier pupus to take.
Hilo had SNOW this past week -- always amazing -- and I don't know if it's just in my head, or if it's truly colder. I just know I'm not in the mood for salads! Bring on the hot food!
Happy New Year (Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!)
Sunday: Baby Potatoes and Artichokes with Lemon and Rosemary; Baked Chicken
Monday: Tomato Bisque; whole-grain rolls. (I combine canned crab with a little plain yogurt and chives; dollop onto soup).
Tuesday: Fish Tacos and Black Beans; Hapa rice
Wednesday: New Year's Eve Cocktail Party! Turkey Meatballs, vegetable tray with hummus, and assorted cheese and crackers
Thursday: Shepherd's Pie (using turkeyburger, low-fat sour cream, and vegetable broth)
Friday: Costco Rotisserie Chicken, Squash, and Salad
Saturday: Mushroom Ravioli in Brown Butter Sauce; Salad; Breadsticks