It’s Martin Luther King Jr. day here in the US and I’m grateful to be spending the holiday with family, easing into what will likely be a challenging week (what, with the Inauguration and all). I was reading through old posts inspired by Dr. King (including this one about my visit to Memphis, the Civil Rights Museum + the Lorraine Motel) this morning and couldn’t help feel both lifted and distressed.
Dr. King’s words (and the example he set through his actions) about service to one another, unselfish leadership, peaceful vigilance, and creative resistance have (for better or worse) such application today. Whether or not you have the day off, I hope you have a few minutes for quiet contemplation about the days ahead, and the person you can be for others. Oh, and I highly recommend blasting James Taylor’s Shed a Little Light and Patty Griffin’s Up to the Mountain. Grace and I spent a solid half hour dancing in the kitchen, singing along.
Is it weird to go from that to talking about this week’s meal plan? Probably. Sorry. I’m having trouble coming up with a graceful segue. Here’s a salad.
MEAL PLAN FOR THE WEEK of 1/16
I’m on such an arugula kick lately. We stopped by the Orleans Winter Farmers’ Market Saturday morning and picked up several bunches. I love that peppery flavor.
- Gnocchi + sweet potatoes with hazelnuts and sage from Real Simple
- Quinoa with arugula, lemon + shaved parmesan
- Lentil + couscous salad from Rachel Ray (I’ll swap the goat cheese for feta)
- Flatbreads + salad
- Smoky sweet potato and black bean casserole from The Kitchn
- Lunches + wraps (or leftovers) for lunch
- Yogurt or cottage cheese with berries, walnuts + fresh herbs for breakfast
Also On Tap for Today:
- Re-reading Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail
- Heading back to the city
- Getting in a quick MB workout courtesy of my challenge partner 😉
What are you looking forward to whipping up this week?