Sunday, September 30, 2012

Week 140 Menu

Sunday: Red grouper fish sticks and roasted, CSA cabbage
Monday: Asian lettuce cups
Tuesday: Homemade, baked chicken nuggets
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday-Sunday: Trip to Disneyworld with grandparents to celebrate an (early) 4th birthday!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week 139 Menu

Sunday: Roasted chicken and orange-glazed carrots
Monday: Individual frittatas with various veggies
Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas
Wednesday: Burgers on the grill with homemade buns
Thursday: Big salads with chicken breast, craisins and balsamic
Friday: Homemade calzones using my favorite pizza dough
Saturday: Out

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Food adventures

Ways to use up over-ripe bananas:
1. Banana bread
2. Smoothies
3. Feed them to Peter Lawrence!

We've just started Pete on solid food with some moderate success!

We started out with carrots and he was "not impressed" (quote from Pete's teacher).

On a whim I gave him a spoonful of my favorite Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato soup and he gobbled it up! We sent it to school the next two days and he couldn't get enough!

And, today, I mashed up an over-ripe banana and he ate the whole, blessed thing! I lifted the spoon of the bowl, and Pete would excitedly kick his legs and grab for the spoon to "bring it home!"Quite impressive.

Next on the docket will be CSA peas that arrive on Monday night.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Training Day

Ok. This is it! I officially begin to train for my Thanksgiving Day Subaru Distance Classic half marathon on Monday! I am blogging and telling my friends about my intentions (and will post updates on the Twitter) to keep myself accountable. Thank you in advance, friends and family! :)

One of my New Year's resolutions was to get into a regular exercise routine after Pete was born (running a half marathon was one of my 2011 half marathons, but then I got pregnant with Pete!). This should fit the bill for regular exercise! Since I'ver never been the running type, actually finishing a half marathon will be a HUGE accomplishment for me. The race starts at 7am on Thanksgiving Day and my loving family has even agreed to meet me at the finish line!

A local running store has some training schedules for 5k, 15k, and half marathons.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week 138 Menu

Sunday: Steaks on the grill with with roasted okra and a chili mayonnaise dipping sauce
Monday: Veggie pot pie over quinoa
Tuesday: Noodles with or without marinara (depending on personal taste!)
Wednesday: Chicken and vegetable kabobs with quinoa
Thursday: Homemade chicken nuggets
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Out!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week 137 Menu

Sunday: Asian salmon and roasted potatoes
Monday: Stuffed Peppers cooked on the grill
Tuesday: Yorkshire pudding with cranberry sauce and Quinoa, Kale, and Avocado Salad
Wednesday: Herbed chicken in the slow cooker and mashed sweet potatoes
Thursday: Roasted butternut squash soup and crusty bread
Friday - Saturday: Grandparents in town! Meal plans are anyone's guess!a

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Week 136 Menu

I just love it when a 3-day weekend sneaks up on you! It's like Christmas for grown-ups!

Sunday: Grilled chicken, roasted veggie quinoa salad, lettuce salad, and oatmeal bars/vanilla ice cream with friends
Monday: Asian lettuce cups (new family favorite!), rice and soft pretzels with more friends
Tuesday: Giant salads with grilled, cajun shrimp
Wednesday: Stuffed peppers (stuffing = leftover meat from lettuce cups, quinoa and various CSA veggies) in the slow cooker
Thursday: Dinner at school's Open House
Friday: Homemade pizza and movie night (I am instating this tradition!)
Saturday: Out.