After John left to sleep at the hotel Sunday night, I realized that we forgot to light our fourth advent candle this week. We decided to wait until he got home to do the readings. He got home too late last night, so tonight we caught up with the weekly readings and cooked together for some events coming up at the end of this week.
This week’s Advent candle is white and represents peace. While we could do some sort of dove craft this week, we may just simply work together to create a peaceful atmosphere in our house. That may be a bigger task than originally imagined after all this icy weather kept us cooped up together.
You’d think with being iced in that I’d have had more time to blog, but with John gone for over 48 hours I had more than enough to keep my hands away from the keyboard. This week has kept me on my toes making meals with what was already in the house. I am glad that we got our Bountiful Basket Saturday morning despite the weather, so that I didn’t have to venture to the empty shelves at the grocery store.
Here’s the rundown of this week’s meals so far:
– Bok Choy Miso – This time I left out the beans and added softened rice noodles.
– This simple mung bean soup:
Saute some carrots, onion, and celery with ground rosemary. Then add the cooked mung beans and salt to taste. I served it alongside stir fried napa cabbage with shitake mushrooms over brown basmati rice.
– Vegan Colcannon – This was a new recipe that I’ve had bookmarked for months. I omitted the pepper and used russet potatoes; regular cabbage and mustard greens from our CSA took the place of the savoy and kale in this recipe. The results were great! Everyone asked for seconds. It was a simple meal, but very satisfying. This would also be a great fasting meal for studying Ireland.