After an emotionally tiring week last week, the Sweet Peas regrouped this weekend with some fun family time and...kielbasa making on Saturday.
Kielbasa making is a family tradition on my mom's side of the family, whose patriarch was the owner of a small butcher shop in Cleveland. Grandpa Kay passed his kielbasa-making equipment (circa, hmmm...probably 1940s) on to my Uncle Frank, who each year at Easter time prepares dozens of pounds of kielbasa.
You know what they say about watching sausage being made? Not true of small-batch kielbasa, even to a Lenten vegetarian like me. The boys got in on the action, which I would have loved to have captured on my camera, except that I forgot the memory card in my laptop, which was home on my desk.
This is our last week of strict vegetarian living. Next week at his time we could have a hamburger slider with a hot dog chaser. But for now, we are still really enjoying our run at vegetarianism. Truly.
Here's our meals for the week:
Refried Black Bean Tacos, Cilantro Rice and Jicama, Orange and Avocado Salad
Meatless Meatloaf, Braised Red Cabbage, Cauliflower Mash
Sesame Orange Tofu and Broccoli Stir-fry
Spring Risotto, Carmelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Toasts
Poached Eggs and Marinara Pasta
Have a sweet week all-
PS--Remember the Thai Veggie Wraps I recently posted? Well, I tried the peanut sauce on some Asian noodles and the result was sublime. Find the recipe at this FamilyEducation.com post.