Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs

Ack, I'm so behind!! This new schedule is taking a little longer to get used to than I anticipated. I'm not complaining!! The free hours and hours are fantastic, I just have a lot to catch up on, including sleep...zzzz... For the first time in my life I've had the self control to wake up an hour before my kids and actually make them breakfast every morning, instead of groggily pointing them toward the cereal boxes. I think I'm starting to enjoy this whole morning thing... Of course, it's a whole lot easier to do when school starts at 9:00 instead of 8:00, so I'm still kind of a morning wuss, but hey! It's progress! It feels good to sit and chat with them, to take our time in the morning, and of course to cook them real food. We're totally on an oatmeal kick. Stephen loves candied ginger in his, while Joe is nut for honey. I, of course, add vanilla and cinnamon to everything!! The boys are absolutely loving their new school, and I'm just so happy for them I could cry! 'Tis going to be a good year!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekly Menu August 18

This week we have:
Jam & Almond Cookie Bars
Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs
Plum & Peach Ginger Jam

For today, Aug 18 ...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Wait a minute, it's AUGUST?! How did that happen?? The summer is almost over!! My boys go to school in TWO WEEKS!!! There are so many things we were going to do this summer that we never did! I was going to work on flash cards with Stephen! I was going to make Joe practice reading!! Okay, I managed that last one, but he's going to be in school ALL DAY! My shopping buddy is leaving me! It's been a good summer, but maybe the fastest one I can remember. And now it's almost over. Well, not the actual season, we still have a good month or two of that left, but the out-of-school part. Part of me feels like I wasted it... but it was a happy summer, so who cares if we didn't go to the water park, or go for hikes, or make it to the dragon boat festival. The boys and I have had a nice, mellow, sun-soaked summer, mostly right here at home. What better way to finish it off than with a week at the cabin??

I won't be blogging next week, as I will be away from my desktop, but I'll be back on the 11th with more recipes and fun cabin pictures. Enjoy your first week of August!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Braised Short Rib Tacos - Improved!!

Whoops, I'm behind!! Sorry about that folks, I came down with a mysterious stomach bug and have been best friends with my couch and TV for the past few days. All better now! Who knows where I pick those things up... 

Well, my rainy October week has failed miserably. We did get that one glorious, cool rainy day, but since then there have been sprinkles and lots of sun. *pout* Can't help myself. I'll admit it is a little cooler, at least we're in the 80's instead of the 90's! Definitely a silver lining! I just can't escape this Western summer, so might as well make tacos again! They're summery, right??

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Honey Almond Granola with Cranberries

It's raaaaining, it's pooouuuuring, and my kitchen is full of scrumptious smells! You've probably heard of Christmas in July, but today we're having October in July! It's been raining steadily since I woke up, I'm wearing comfy socks and the back door is slightly open so I can hear the rain. It's not even 60 degrees! I'm a happy girl!  I wonder what all this rain this year means for our winter... will it be milder, or will the precipitation continue and we'll get loads of snow?? I must admit, I'm hoping for the latter. The Geologist is actually reporting mixed snow flurries with the rain up in his skyscraper office. Craziness! Perfect day to be snuggled up at home, baking granola and watching waaaay too much TV. I'm thinking grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch. Mmmm... Happy October-In-July, everyone!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly Menu July 28

Source: sutton 154445

This week we have:
Honey Almond Granola with Craisins
Braised Short Rib Tacos - Improved!!
Zucchini Cake Bars

For today, July 28 ...