Sunday, July 31, 2011

Week 23 Menu

Hello there Everyone!  I've missed this blog, but we are finally back from our month-long vacation across the country.  We had such an amazing time, ate wonderful food and gained a few pounds too.  I'm off to work out early in the morning to try to combat the few pounds I've added to my waistline.  Check out the blog from our trip if you want to read about our Nicolet family adventures!

That's me and the kids under North Window Arch at Arches N. P. in Utah!
We stayed at 4 different houses along our way, so I've missed cooking.  I was able to cook at my friend, Lauren's, house and also at Jeannie's house.  However, I'm craving some food from my Mexican cook book and Alain is really anxious to get back on his Paleo Diet.  I think I can meet all of his dietary needs in my cookbook.

For those of you who don't know, the Paleo diet is all about lots of lean meat, veggies and fruits. They don't recommend dairy, legumes or wheat.  A few of these (dairy and wheat) are common allergies and there's lots of scientific studies showing that people have serious health problems for years as a result of these allergies.  Often, the reaction inside your body can destroy organs and cause severe damage if not treated early,  I have no problem getting rid of dairy, but I have a problem with getting rid of wheat.  I'm not able to totally cut it out right now, but I'm definitely making an effort to provide all whole wheat and lowering fat and sugar in my baking.

Now, for this week's menu:
Sunday - Roasted pork loin, seared cabbage and seared asparagus
Monday - Chicken thighs with dry chili rub, mixed green salad, roasted cauliflower
Tuesday - Thai basil shrimp, cabbage, red peppers
Wednesday - Meatloaf, roasted sweet potatoes/white potatoes, broccoli
Thursday - Seared salmon (with Emeril seasoning), roasted carrots, yellow rice
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Out to Dinner

I'm looking forward to seeing some menus this week!

Happy Cooking everyone!