Well, it's true. Newton's first law of motion: "An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."
I have enjoyed being "at rest" during this holiday break, but it's time to get it back in motion and I am tending to want to "stay at rest!" How about you? The momentum, or "unbalanced force" of school and activities will force many of us back into motion this week... back into our routines. And that's a good thing! But, it sure is hard for me on this rainy, cold Monday morning!
I have one quick food-related "Minte-ism" to share this morning, just to kick off my menu. For those of you just popping in on my blog, Minte is our precious newly-adopted 10 year old son from Ethiopia. He loves pasta. "Beeg-loves" it. Especially spaghetti. Spaghetti fried with a fried egg. So, yesterday I was whipping that up for him for lunch while he was bouncing around the kitchen singing... something I love SO much. Sometimes he sings in Amharic (his native language) but often he sings songs he's learning here. Many times he substitutes different words/sounds (like we all do!) . I have a notepad and I'm going to start writing them all down. Why I haven't already been doing that, I don't know! But, here was yesterday's, while I was boiling pasta:
"Ess spaghetti to look a lock lie Chreesma-a-a-a-as! Eh-eh-eh-bry where you go-o-o-o! "
Isn't that fun? I've never thought of spaghetti as a particularly Christmas-y food, but now I will! Speaking of which, Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) is this Wednesday. I just may have to make some spaghetti for lunch...
Anyway, here's our menu for the week:
Monday: homemade pizza using this recipe for crust and this one for the sauce
Tuesday: Mini Meatloaves, baked potatoes, peas
Wednesday: Slow-Cooked Corn Chowder, salad, hot bread
Friday: Chicken Spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic bread
For more recipes and some great ways to get organized in the new year, visit Laura at Orgjunkie.com.
I hope your new year is off to a good start, and that you can get in motion and stay in motion for all you have to do!