If you’ve been following our journey, you know we have a 10-year old daughter whose autism has made mealtime a challenge. For the last decade I’d resigned myself to the idea that I would be making a pizza to go with every meal we had as a family, and I’d have three unhappy campers… Continue reading Zoodles!
So…this picture annoys the crap out of me. I get it. The intended message here is something along the lines of “it’s okay, mama, stop freaking out about cleaning up and have fun with your kids.” Totally understandable. But like everything else on the freaking internet right now, it’s completely unfair to one side of… Continue reading Shout-out to the neat freaks!
In the dim light of my pantry, pine nuts look a lot like basmati rice. Either that, or I do a really shoddy job of verifying what we need before sending my hubs to the grocery store each week. (He’d tell you the latter is true.) So tonight’s plan for peppers, broccoli, and carrot stir… Continue reading Eating well and giving back
Whew! It’s been a while since I posted something legit about food here. The truth is, I genuinely love food, but I have this weird relationship with it. I’ve learned that I like real food, not the fake, chemically-derived, food-pretenders that seem to hang out all around me. And yet, that chemically-derived yuck is actually… Continue reading Soba noodle bowl! And how I stay sane at dinner time…
Well, our favorite sports teams are quite the disappointment this season, as usual. And since this household is not counting on getting a lot of joy out of rooting for our team, I decided to find my joy elsewhere this football season. Like non-maternity fall clothes that actually don’t suck. I caught myself quoting Kate Moss earlier… Continue reading Game Day Chili!
Can you say that 10 times fast? I just love savory sweet potato dishes. Before this whole clean-eating, vegetarian madness, I only did sweet potatoes with butter, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. And marshmallows. Don’t forget the marshmallows. But this whole spicy-sweet combo is legitimately awesome. Thursday nights are usually taco night around here, which includes… Continue reading Savory Sweet Potato Sauté
Oh friends, how I’ve missed you. What’s been happening in your world over the course of the last week? I just got back from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation with family and the little monsters, and have spent the last few days reminding myself that the vacation is, in fact, actually over. Cue the quick… Continue reading Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta
Oh yes we did. Since we have officially closed out one full month of homeschool, the girls and I felt it was absolutely appropriate to treat ourselves to chocolate for breakfast. And this was some serious deliciousness, which was much needed after a few weeks of microwaved pancakes and dried fruit granola bars. Not that… Continue reading Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie!
As a mother of 4, none of whom were kind enough to come at exactly 40 weeks, I am very familiar with eggplant parmigiana. And while I cannot attest to its success as a labor-inducer, I can absolutely call it a success in getting kids to eat their vegetables. Of course, I’ve found that my… Continue reading Eggplant parmigiana!
Well dang. That’s all I can say about tonight’s dinner. While I love to think of myself as a slightly less inspired and less incarcerated version of Martha Stewart, the truth is I’m a more-casually-dressed version of Lucy Ricardo in regards to my homemaking. I’m always thankful for Mr. Scott Daniel, my 11th grade British… Continue reading Epic Fail #5,773