Sunday, September 29, 2019

What's for Dinner: September 29 - October 5

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Crystal Elephant Figurine

I've been feeling unsettled for the past few weeks. At first, I thought it was because I was having trouble balancing life at work and life at home. But I still sensed something was missing even after things started to stabilize.

I then realized what was it was... I miss my grandmother and the phone conversations we'd have every Sunday morning. Sometimes our conversations were only a few minutes long. Other times, they went on for more than an hour. I loved being able to check in with her each week and share the ups and downs of my world with her. Her insight and perspective were powerful, and she was always a source of comfort and advice.

But she's been gone for nine months now. Nine months of Sundays that have been out of sort. While I missed her in the immediate days following her passing... I'm only finally experiencing those feelings of longing that occur after someone dies.

This is why I'm grateful that I have this tiny crystal elephant of hers. I gave it to her decades ago because she collected elephant figurines. And it was one of the only things I asked for after she passed, to have something of hers in our house here in Connecticut. I placed the figure in a spot where I'd see it every day -- on the bathroom vanity with my skincare products.

It's not the same as a phone call every week, but the sight of it brings back so many memories. I'm just so lucky to have built so many memories before she passed.

So thanks for continuing to put up with this sporadic little blogging schedule I've created for myself. Maybe one day I'll get more organized and stick to a true content calendar... Until then, here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week.


A Week of Dinners: September 29 - October 5

Sunday: Shepherd's Pie

Monday: Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Tuesday: Stephen's Choice

Wednesday: Spaghetti and Basic Baked Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Saturday: Dinner Out / Take-Out


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