Good Monday morning and Happy Labor Day to those celebrating today! My husband is off work today so I’m looking forward to enjoying some family time today.
Since reading the book Bread & Wine, I’ve been wanting to try several of the recipes included. Last week I decided to try the Simplest Dark Chocolate Mousse recipe.
I’m always amazed by how the combination of just a few simple ingredients can come together to create such a delicious dish. In this case, I combined chocolate chips, whipping cream and honey to make an absolutely indulgent tasting dessert. So simple, so easy, and so enjoyed by my family.
We sat around the table truly savoring the flavors while spending time talking and laughing together. And that’s the beauty of cooking a meal or even just a special dessert for our families. It provides an opportunity to not only nourish our bodies but also our relationships.
Taking time together to eat dinner, or breakfast, or even snack, gives us time to connect in a world that is constantly pulling our attention away from our families. And even though this is something I try to make a priority in my family, even I need the reminder to make the time for this, to not be so rushed, to not let my girls eat while I’m busy taking care of other things on those nights when we’re flying out the door to another activity.
Our time with our families is precious. It’s worth the effort to slow down and savor it.
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week.
Breakfast: nuts, fresh fruit, cereal, Dark Chocolate Blueberry Scones
Grilled chicken, salad, roasted potatoes
Spaghetti with Italian sausage, salad
Cheeseburger Wraps (made with ground turkey), raw veggies
I try to make my menus from what I have on hand to limit what I have to buy each week. Here’s my “to buy” list for the week.
- chicken breasts
- black beans
- red cabbage
- corn taco shells
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