Wow that was a busy week, and I always seem to be saying that. Funny isn’t it – people are always complaining about how busy they are but actually we could always just slow down a little. We don’t have to whizz around improving our minds, our bodies, our gardens, our homes etc etc etc. It’s exhausting! So why do we do it? I blame the media to a certain extent (lets just push the blame elsewhere for a moment). Images of perfection are everywhere – perfect living rooms with matching cushions, updated with the seasons. Perfectly toned bodies of celebrities giving an artificial representation of the number of people who actually dedicate a large chunk of their lives to working out. Social media helps push this along with perfect baby snaps and jolly family days out posted hourly – encouraging us all to compare and contrast, compare and contrast.
But then there’s the other kind of pressure – the internal. The nagging ‘I should be doing something more useful / improving / healthy / intellectually stimulating than watching Sex and the City repeats all afternoon’. I should be fitter, more healthy and more cultured. But if we really believed this – why don’t we just do it? Why don’t I just go to for a swim right now? Is it laziness? Or do we not really believe in all this self-improvement? Are we happier curled up on a sofa with a good book?
Here’s a meal plan anyway – reflecting my perfectly balanced healthy and nutritious meals for the week. And hey look – they’re not bad! Well, this is a food blog.
Monday – Lemony Fishcakes
Tuesday – Pasta with Tomatoes, Onions and Carrots
Wednesday – Pasta with Tomatoes, Onions and Carrots
Thursday – Out
Friday – Roast Chicken with all the trimmings (or as many as I feel like after a hard week!)
Saturday – Chicken, Leek and Chestnut Pie 🙂
Sunday – Chicken, Leek and Chestnuts on baked potatoes
As always, head over to At Home With Mrs M for more ideas!