Hi, everyone! It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I’ll soon be on my way to my parents house for a great dinner, but I wanted to touch base to let you see how my menu plan from last week went and to share a bit of crappy news. :/
This past Tuesday night I received a phone call from the Humane Society letting me know that one of my fur babies, Charlie had been hit by a car. He did not survive. I can’t even describe how heartbroken I was….and still am. We adopted Charlie 9 yrs ago when he was barely old enough to be separated from his Mom. He always had a real natural instinct to go out; for the better part of 8yrs we did our very best to keep him in. This past summer he started to act out somewhat so we decided to let him explore knowing full well that being hit by a car was a very real danger. He was good about staying on our property, but a few weeks ago something compelled me to put the collar on him that we got when we adopted Pepper from the Humane Society. I am SO thankful that I did or we’d still be wondering what happened to him. The girl who took the call let me know that although he’d been hit, he was not run over. When she arrived a small group of people were with him; someone even put a sweater on him. She rushed him to the emergency vet clinic, but he died on the way. The fact that people stopped to help our little cat gives me such peace. Although we weren’t home when this happened, he was not alone at the end.
I will be perfectly honest here; after Tuesday I was not in the mood to cook or eat, but I did stick to my menu plan! And I have photo evidence!!!
Monday night’s crock pot vegetable & chick pea curry…. Tuesday night’s BBQ’d chicken thighs with corn and some gluten free bread that my hubby surprised me with! Here’s Wednesday night’s Pineapple Quinoa Cashew stir fry from Veganomicon: And Thursday night was pasta night. Noah had a hockey game and I always try to get some pasta into him on these nights! These are rice noodles, the fam had regular WW pasta. On Friday I stuck to the turkey sausage and the fam had peas and mac & cheese with theirs. I decided to slice mine and serve it over some leftover pasta: Then for lunch yesterday I ate the last little bit of pasta with sautéed spinach. There’s no photo evidence, but we enjoyed homemade chicken burgers for dinner last night. Yummy!
You can check out what this week’s menu looks like over at my Facebook page. Also, don’t forget to enter my Saybon Candy giveaway…there’s still time!!
Bye for now!!