Friday, August 10, 2012
I have a problem with the weekends.
A bit of background. We are a traditional Jewish family and we observe our Sabbath. We eat 2 huge meals Friday night and Saturday morning. Before synagogue we have cakes/cookies etc. After the synagogue in the morning we come home and eat cakes and ice cream and later on have a healthy but heavy lunch with dessert and wine/liqueur. We then eat supper around 6 and sleep for at least 2 hours in between.
Typical supper: Challa, Chicken soup (my kids would throw me out if I didn't make it) real chicken, veg, water no additives.
Chicken, veg of some sort, rice or potatoes
dessert: involves coconut cream, or vegan cookies/cakes (we don't eat meat and dairy at the same meal).
I don't have the rice/potatoes and double up on the veg.
Breakfast: cakes/cookies/yogurt and berries
Kiddush: (Blessing on wine and the Sabbath.) Liqueur, ice cream, fruit, ice coffee and chocolate
Lunch: Challa (I try to stick to 1 slice) salads (tcp, lettuce, avocado, quinoa etc), chicken, wild rice/couscous
Supper: tuna, cheeses, yogurt, salad smoked salmon and challa/rice crackers.
My attitude at the weekend is always WTH. I already had one cookie might as well have 10. I know it's wrong and believe me I am working on that attitude.
This weekend I have decided to treat myself at each of my meals ( a fruit for dessert at supper such as my kids favorite apple sauce, doesn't mean chocolate and halva to follow) with a planned treat and lose the attitude.
Part of my issue is that the weekend is a stressful time together with the family. How many times have you been with teens that aren't allowed to go anywhere near electrical/batteried gadgets for 24 hours? My hubby is good and entertains the 13 year old. I like to read (a real book as can't touch gadgets) and eat...
I am making home made ice cream and prob. oat choc chip cookies (my kids favorite) so will have a small cup of ice cream and a few cookies. Apple sauce tonight and fruit salad tomorrow. Now I am actually looking forward to the weekend.