Sunday, May 22, 2011

a new dinner plan

I've found a new, free menu planning site.  Say Mmm.... is my new go to and it's basic service is FREE!  It has features such as meal planning, creating lists, and recipe organization.  It's really easy to throw everything in one place and be able to print up your shopping list from your menu plan and your recipes-you can even adjust it for what's already in your pantry!  Below is this week's dinner menu plan, which is almost guaranteed to change at a moments notice.  

Sun 5/22Keilbasa, Potato salad, &  rolls
Mon 5/23Rice noodles w/ cabbage, Cilantro, & sprouts
Tue 5/24Egg flower soup &  rice
Wed 5/25Scrambled egg burritos
Thu 5/26Chicken & veggie skewers -stir fry veggies
Fri 5/27Pancakes/pizza - crepes
Sat 5/28Leftovers/new recipe

 and sometime this week I'll start entering my recipes for the above mentioned dinners and have links that you can print from!  Oh, how dreamy and technologically advanced I'm becoming.  I know, I'm a little slow.  Hey, I've got dirt under my nails from digging in the garden -so much more satisfying than seeing my recipes on the internets, but I get asked enough and I do love to share.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I'm a mom. It's what I do.

Kids.  You got ‘em?  I do, just a few.  And one extra.   My kids are a lot like me.  They love to get outside.  They love to get dirty.  They love to see what they can do, how to do it, and how it will affect them and others. 

Sometimes they get distracted.

That’s alright.  I’m there to clean it up.  I’m a mom.  It’s what I do.

Sometimes they forget.

That’s alright.  I’m there to remind them.  I’m a mom.  It’s what I do.

Sometimes they don’t want to do it.

That’s alright.  I’m there to do it for them.  I’m a mom.  It’s what I do.

They love that we can grow our own food.  That we can bake our bread from scratch.  That we can eat as a family for dinner.  They love learning about conserving, reusing, recycling, reducing, sustaining.  Learning is what kids do.  I’m a mom.  It’s what I do.  
happy mother's day friends

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More of the madness

but I'm making my way back

 natalie very proud of her seeds
 chives doing well after being transplanted in the raised beds
 Calendula and lettuce starts in the new raised beds
 lucy's artwork displayed in the front of the house
 Jaguar at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle
 baby jersey at Dungeness Valley Creamery
lucy & me at preschool