Her cookbook includes recipes that are clean, whole and balanced that are not only appealing to the eyes but also quick and easy to make. Here is what we are having this week (recipes not included – once we’ve tried them, I will share them, but until then, you must wait).
Breakfasts – These are always quick for us – The kids and I usually eat the same thing. I have no idea what Stephen eats. We are gone before he has breakfast. I think it’s cereal, but I could be wrong. As for the children and myself, I’ve been making muffins (not from scratch), but I’m so excited that she has three different recipes that I can make and we can eat! Gotta love something you can bake ahead of time and freeze for later consumption.
- Blueberry Banana Muffins
- Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Tomato, Avocado, and Cheddar Burrito
- Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Asparagus
- Thai Green Curry Halibut and Green Beans
- Almond-Crusted Chicken Breasts and No-Cream Creamed Spinach
- Broiled Tilapia with Fresh Herbs, Mushrooms (and Tomatoes) and Baby Spinach with Avocado, Pomegranate, and Sunflower Seeds
- Pecan Crusted Catfish with Cranberry Maple Compote
- Cheddar and Apple Slices with Cinnamon
- Trail Mix
- Roasted Russet Fries
- Spiced Roasted Almonds
- Almond-Chocolate Blondie
I’m also praying that these changes will help me with the sleeping issues and anxiety issues I’ve been having. It’s been a tough week for me and I can’t figure out why. I think I’m burned out. And as much as I’m going to miss those little honeys, my last week of school has finally arrived!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hannah’s dance recital is Saturday. Excited about that. She auditions for the talent show on Monday. She’s going to do part of her recital dance. She’s so cute!
Cayden and I , along with Ryan, Chase, Aunt Stephie, and Uncle Daniel, had the opportunity to see a sneak peek of Shrek Forever After. The look on Ryan’s face when he realized we were really going to see Shrek before it comes out on May 21st was worth the wait in the line and sitting in the third row. It was really cute – as good as the 1st one – and Cayden’s 3rd movie (not counting the summer ones that are jam packed with kids and talked through the entire time). He did really well, especially since he sat in the middle of Chase and Ryan and nowhere near me. It was almost like I went to the movie as a grown up, only having to lean over and tell him to not talk a couple times. He was so excited and interacted with the movie the whole time. Cracked me up.
We are home from IKEA on a Saturday. Very stressful for me, but worth the trip. We are inheriting a 36” TV from Daniel and Stephanie (worked out a trade) and our current entertainment center only holds a 27”. So for a little bit of $$ we were able to get a nice replacement. I think Stephen is just as excited about replacing the old 25” we have currently as he would be if we had bought a flat-screen (okay, not really, but at least he’s not chopping at the bit to go and buy something we can’t afford). We are still living in the dark ages, but we’re going to do so at with a bigger screen.
That’s life as we know it and a few more piences of me.