Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Food waste and a menu, week 10/14-10/20 (a day late :)

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I know, it's already Tuesday, and I'm yet to have my usual Monday post. Well, I spent last night helping our 7-year old on his first ever school project that he successfully forgot about...Yeah, I'm that kind of Mom :)

And then this whole day was a blur. Does it ever happen to you that you feel like the day just flew by you, yet it seems like you didn't achieve much?? I hate those days!

I think, another reason why I feel this way is because both Hubby and I are pretty sleep-deprived. Ever since I came home my 3-year old thinks that sleeping in his own bed... or sleeping in general is a waste of time! In the past week, we got, probably, about 2 nights of actual uninterrupted sleep...Little stinker! I'm really hoping for some shut eye tonight...

But at least, I didn't have any food waste last week. I'm getting back to my normal self:) So instead, to break up this post and make it a little less boring, here is a picture of something I made a few days ago:

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These are what we call "pirojki" in Russia. They are delicious yeasty rolls with different fillings. I made them with potatoes and onions, cabbage, and apples. Yum! Can't you see, I'm missing home already? :)

And this week we are eating (maybe, I'm still working on our menu :)

Mon. - pizza and salad
Tues.- baked chicken, pasta and curried broccoli
Wed. - breakfast for dinner (crepes with some delicious vanilla peach syrup. Thank you, Cherish :)
Thurs. - vegetable soup
Fr.- meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
Sat.- zucchini pasta (I've been putting it on our menu for the past three weeks and I'm yet to make it :)
Sun.- coconut shrimps, mosaic rice, whatever veggies we have left by then.

And what are you eating this week? :)


19 comments:

  1. Ah, school projects. I am so happy to be past that stage. You have an interesting path ahead of you with them. Hope your "normal" self includes some sleep soon.

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    1. I have a feeling it might be the case. Even the first one was already an adventure :)

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  2. I have not slept through the night since my son was born.....almost 12 years ago! I actually forget what it is like to go to sleep and wake up 8 hours later. Ah, the good old days :)

    Hope you catch up on your sleep soon. You have more on your mind than a lot of people. I am sure this accounts for your disrupted sleep as well. Take care.

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    1. Wow, 12 years is a LONG time! I hope, he will outgrow it soon!!!

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  3. Those rolls look really good! I was almost in dismay those might've been what the food waste was about. I might have some food waste, as soon as I get around to actually opening the fridge. I've been living off leftovers and frozen vegetables, and since I haven't done salads in a while (I take some my younger sister brings from her work), I may have lost half an onion, some olives (and ugh) some feta cheese. I will really have to go home and check now! I love feta cheese.

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    1. Oh, that would be sad :( Especially if you just add a tomato to these ingredients, and that would be a yummy salad... I hope you can still save your onion, olives and, especially, feta. I love feta too :)

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  4. Wow Lena~ Your pirojki look delicious!! I could definitely eat a few of those on this rainy, chilly day we are having here in Northern WI:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! It took time to make them but they turned out pretty good!

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  5. Hi Lena! Are those the same as Polish pierogies? I have a polish student and his mom makes him homemade pierogies for his lunch sometimes. He loves them soooo much he eats several before they even get microwaved! Yours look incredible!! :)

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    1. Well, these are Russian but I bet they are pretty similar because Polish and Russian cuisine has a lot in common. By the way, they are pretty good both warm and cold :)

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  6. Hope you see my comments! I've tried to comment twice but it disappears into cyber space somewhere! I'll check back later!

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    1. It worked, as you can see :) Glad to see you back, by the way!

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  7. I used to eat something like those pirojkis growing up. My friend's mom had Croatian/Slovakian heritage and they made something like them.

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    1. Yeah, I bet it was something similar. They make pirojkis there too.

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  8. Days flying by, wait until they feel like months ! School projects, are so much fun, but really not at last minute *smile* xx

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    1. Definitely not last minute ones! But we had a great time working on it together :)

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  9. Boy do those look good, but i am trying not to eat because I ate so much last weekend at the wedding.

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    1. :) I hope you had an enjoyable time!

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  10. Aww, you're welcome! Thank you for coming to my rescue with cheese.

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