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For the next two weeks we are trying to eat less meat and less carbs, and more fruits and veggies. Yesterday I made a minestrone with some barley, cut up oranges, salad, and sugar free jello. It was good. The minestrone was a bit different then I'm used to, but I liked it just fine. Last week, despite my cold I managed to put together a few good meals with the minimal amount of food that could be found in our cupboards. A yummy potatoe soup and rolls and some elk chili with cornbread. This weeks the menu looks like this: Monday: Eggplant Parmesan, salad, cut up fruit Tuesday: Stirfry veggies, brown rice, fruit Wednesday: Cabbage rolls (minus the rice), salad, fruit Thursday: Veggie Chili maybe served over sweet potatoes? Friday: Leftovers Saturday: Chicken soup Sunday: Either leftovers, or Salmon (I have an awesome recipe that I'll include later or try and find a link.) My youngest daughter loves pancakes, but we are trying to continually make changes in our eating, so I bought whole wheat pancake mix (much to her dismay). We did whole wheat waffles yesterday and they turned out pretty good. I also plan to do more oatmeal, muffins, smoothies, and whatever else sounds good. I'm waiting to get a recipe for these amazing raspberry muffins that my pastors wife makes. Last week we also did turkey sausage links and scrambled eggs. I was at Costco yesterday and was informed that they will have the Vita-Mix road show in April. Whoo hoo! We are finally going to purchase one...can't wait to get it and try it.