M started his full schedule last week and we barely see him Monday through Thursday. Knowing the transition was going to be tough on J, I tried to come up with plenty of activities to keep him busy. And one of his favorites is cooking. I handed him a new cookbook, Cook School by Amanda Grant and… Continue reading Roly Poly Sandwich
A college buddy recently asked on Facebook if her friends cooked dinner every night. Her husband is working some crazy hours lately and she is pretty much a single working mom on most nights. She likes to serve healthy homemade meals to her kids, but she is getting a bit burned out. More than likely she… Continue reading Weeknight Meals
Daddy was working the other night, it was almost dinner time and I was desperately trying to finish the scrapbooks I mentioned in the last blog. Little Man was probably going to snub any attempt at leftovers. I did a quick mental inventory of the pantry, fridge and freezer. "Hey partner, would you like a… Continue reading Tuna Melt
Thanks to my compeltely wonderful and awesome mother I just got two new (to me) cookbooks with foods fit for Kings, the King of Siam and the King of Rock and Roll, to be specific. I will be making some chinese Pork Meatballs from The Yul Brynner Cookbook: Food Fit for the King and You tonight for Chinese… Continue reading Food Fit for a King – Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
And they'll be saying, "Who's got it better than us? NOBODY!" I have waited 18 years for this, as have the rest of the 49er Faithful. Oh, and I suppose Ravens fans are pretty excited too. But, for the rest of the world that doesn't care who wins or loses, this coming Sunday is about… Continue reading And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party
First you take the peanuts and you crunch 'em, you crunch 'em First you take the peanuts and you crunch 'em, you crunch 'em For your peanut, peanut butter and jelly Peanut, peanut butter and jelly Even though school starts tomorrow in our school district apparently my brain is still in summer camp mode, if… Continue reading Peanut, Peanut Butter and Jelly
The Fourth of July was always a big deal growing up, in part because my Dad loved America and in part because his birthday and my parents anniversary is on the 3rd. And since we had a backyard pool, the party was usually at our place with a BBQ followed by a parade with sparklers… Continue reading Stars and Stripes Forever
On March 8 of this year, the Christian world will celebrate Shrove Tuesday aka Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras aka Pancake Day. The Reader's Digest explanation of the day is that it marks the final day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season. The 40 days of Lent commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert and… Continue reading Laissez les bon temps roulez!