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MLK Meal Plan: January 17, 2011

martin luther king day celebration "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Alex and I chatted with Lillian about the work of Martin Luther King today.  She has yet to notice race independently but we are quick to talk about differences in people's bodies (skin color, weight, etc.) as something natural and normal.  We are fortunate to have a wide variety of friends that demonstrate how skin color makes no difference in how families and friends love each other.

We read one of my favorite books for kids about Dr. King, My Brother Martin, by Christine King Farris.  Through the magic of youtube, we pulled up a video of the 1963 I Have A Dream speech and a lovely protest song, If You Miss Me From The Back of the Bus.  I feel fortunate to raise my child in a world where racial equality is a protected right.

Weekly Meal Plan

I'm going to write about the Pantry Month in another post soon.  We're eating well this week but saying no to so many things at the grocery store was hard today!

Monday - bison, potato, carrot stew

Tuesday - kale and dragon tongue bean soup, pumpkin cake or muffins

Wednesday - homemade chorizo tacos, refried beans, salad for Rachel's family

Thursday - pasta baked with veggies and mozzarella for friends

This weekend, my parents are treating the family to a weekend at Stahl's Farm Vacation in Bladensburg, Ohio.  We are sharing meal duties, with Alex and I assigned to Saturday dinner.

Friday -  Mom and Dad

Saturday - Pork tamales, chips and guacamole, black beans, and rice

Sunday - french onion soup and salad for Alex's parents