Monday, April 29, 2013

2013 Week 18

I took the kids to the zoo this week and we wandered into
an exhibit I've never visited before.
Bird world has always sounded kind of lame and smelly.
But, it was amazing.  So many birds in their natural habitats and roaming free.
Very cool.

This week's menu...
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Grilling again, and thinking of a corn and black bean salad.
Tuesday - Stir fry with noodles and tofu.
Wednesday - Homemade mac and cheese with a fresh salad.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner, a fav around here!
Friday - I'm leaving for the weekend for a swim meet, but I'm sure the kids and Scott will have something yummy!
Saturday - Still away, kids and S on their own.

Monday, April 22, 2013

2013 Week 17

This seems to be the only way our daughter will nap these days.
I'm trying to balance wanting the break and not running up our gas bill and all that wasted driving.

Anyway, it's Monday already I'm trying to get a handle on our meals so I can get to the store and we can eat something besides leftovers!
Sunday - S and kids had pizza, I had dinner out after a swim meet.
Monday - Grilled cheese and tomato soup, it's a cold day here!
Tuesday - Polenta with chard and white beans, a fried egg on top.
Wednesday - Black bean enchiladas with a green salad.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner, waffles maybe.  
Friday - Grilling, either pizza on the grill or salmon and veggies.
Saturday - Grilling again.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

2013 Week 16

We had a great time last week at the Rockies game
with my mom.
The kids definitely enjoyed the foods of the game.
The peanuts, the popcorn, the nachos   
It was good times!

This week is supposed to be cold and rainy/snowy which is typical of Colorado springs.  It will be 70º one day and snowing the next.  I am so ready for some warm, sunny days.

So, I think I might try this new Chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Aren't we all on a mission to find the perfect recipe?  I thought I had found one a few years ago, and then we moved and I swear it's a whole different (not-good) cookie in my new ovens.  So strange.

Anyway, with the predicted cold temps, our menu is similar to one in December, boo.
Sunday - A last day of grilling before the cold weather.  Salmon, rainbow chard, and couscous.
Monday - Sweet potato and black bean chili in the crockpot.
Tuesday - Baked potato and soup bar.  I wonder if the kids will be into this...
Wednesday - Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Thursday - Stirfry with tofu and noodles.
Friday - Homemade pizza night!
Saturday - Dinner out, or Scott's cooking.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

2013 Week 15

With the nice weather lately, we are back in the swing of grilling homemade pizzas on the weekends.
This week it was pepperoni and cheese for the kids,
and kale & almond pesto, caramelized onions, and sautéed mushrooms for us. 

This week for dinner:
Sunday - Something on the grill for Scott and the kids, with some tasty green veggies.
Monday - Spinach, mushroom and ricotta baked pasta
Tuesday - Chili with cornbread and a green veggie
Wednesday - Green noodles (pesto pasta) and meatballs for S and kids.
Thursday - Taco night, chipotle sweet potato and black bean for us.  Homemade guac too!
Friday - Girls night, the boys are headed to Winter Park for the weekend.  Something yummy and veggie friendly for H and me.
Saturday - Dinner out.

Have a great week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 Week 14

Happy Easter to everyone!
We had a wonderful day with family and friends and beautiful weather.

We made these CUTE cupcakes for L's preschool teachers this week.
They were a total hit, here's the link for the how-to.

Anyway, here's our dinner plan for the week:
Sunday - Quesadillas for the kids and leftover yummy-ness from Easter brunch
Monday - Pasta primavera with the leftover veggies
Tuesday - Something warm in the crockpot, it's still chilly around here!
Wednesday - Pizza!
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner, eggs and sweet potato hash with smoothies
Friday - Dinner out on the last day of Spring Break
Saturday - Not sure....