Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meal Planning

Barefoot Contessa's Mexican Chicken Soup

February 16-22

In January I feel like I was going to the grocery store almost daily so maybe if I begin posting my weekly (best case scenario) menu, I'll be more likely to stay organized! I love looking through Journey to Our Daughter's menu planning blog- she always has healthy recipes that I want to add to my menu.

So, Sunday I picked out these weekly recipes and made my grocery list. One of my Barefoot Contessa cookbooks suggests using a white sheet of paper and listing items under the following categories: Meat & Seafood, Produce, Dairy, Personal (toilet paper, toothpaste, etc), Bread, Misc. and I do think that helped me.


Chef Salad

Whole Grain Rolls


Shrimp and Pasta with 5 Minute Tomato Sauce





Roast Turkey Breast

and Vegetables


Company's coming!

Salmon with Puff Pastry & Pesto


Night Out


Whatever the chef at the Homestead prepares for me!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One Sweet Recipe

I have to bring the sweet treat for the school Valentine's party and I think the kids would really like these rose Valentine cupcakes! I know my kids always want the roses- and luckily these are made from fruit roll ups instead of icing.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Creature Comforts

I gave this book to Mary Fowler for Christmas and she hasn't shown much interest in it until tonight. She has a security object she is mostly embarrassed of and I wanted her to see that it is normal for people to have something (sometimes silly) that comforts them. She loved hearing the different stories about people and their comfort item.

I wanted to remember this little moment:

"Mary Fowler, what is your security object? Is it your _______?"
"No... YOU are my security object, mommy. Sometimes when I'm away and you aren't with me, it just hurts me inside. And, anyway, objects can be replaced but people are the most important."
So true!