Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just a lonely little menu!

I love writing things I am passionate about or what is on my little mind when I post my menus but I am totally focused on getting my photo project up to date on here that I am just going to post my menu this week.  I am trying a new recipe with gnocchi this week.  I have never cooked with I hoping that it goes well.  It's always so exciting yet scary to try new things in the kitchen.


MONDAY:  Creamy Spring Asparagus Soup and Strawberry Spinach Salad (I sprinkled crumbled goat cheese on top of the salad)

TUESDAY:  Breakfast Burritos with black beans & kale

WEDNESDAY:  Out to dinner with some awesome family!

THURSDAY:  Homemade pizza with a green salad

FRIDAY:  leftovers

SATURDAY:  Picnic!!! Hummus & Veggie Wraps,  Parmesan Cheese Spread w/ baguette, and pineapple.

SUNDAY:  Kale Pesto Gnocchi **I am going to add organic cherry tomatoes and grated parmesan cheese to this recipe.**

What are you cooking this week?

Happy cooking!

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” -Michael Pollan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

365 Photo Project- February

I have been slowing organizing and getting my photos ready to update on here.  Trying SO hard to get all caught up with it, so that I can get back on track with posting my photos weekly.  February, March, and April were difficult to get photos daily with everything that was going on, including my husband traveling for work (and taking the camera with him).  So unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a photo every single day.  But I tried hard and that is all that I can hope for when being a busy mama.  Starting May 1st...I have done so much better with my photo project.

So I am still going to post the photos I took for February, March, and April.....each month get there own post.  Enjoy!

For my new here to see what my photo project is all about!

February 1st, 2012
Garlic in our garden! 

February 2nd, 2012
My sweet loves playing on a nice winter day!  I love watching these two boys grow such an amazing bond.  It is by far the most amazing journey of my life!

February 3rd, 2012

February 6th, 2012
The husband and I were downtown taking pictures and a nice fireman let us check out the firetrucks.  It was such an awesome experience for the boys.

February 7th, 2012
My love day photo shoot with the boys.  All you need is love!  

February 8th, 2012
"If I have a monument in this world, it is my son."
-- Maya Angelou

February 9th, 2012

February 17th, 2012
A journey into the dryer! 

Unfortunately......we lost a memory card from a big chunk of this month.  MAJOR SAD FACE!  I was totally bummed when we figured this out.  But a great excuse to get our office organized in hopes to find it.  I will post them if I find them.  I hope you enjoyed the few that I posted.  

Thank you for all of you that have continued to support me in my journey as a blogger!  I have heard some pretty encouraging words lately from a lot of you and I truly appreciate it.  It is was keeps me doing what I love.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Curveballs & Menus

You know when life throws those curve balls at you so hard that it hits you in the face!  That happened to us last week!  Totally throwing us for a loop!  It was emotional in every aspect that I can think of.  I am choosing to not share what exactly this curve ball is on my blog but just to write about our feelings on such life changing events.

When things happen in your life unexpected and throws things off a little there are two things you can do.....sit and dwell on the negative part of this circumstance or you can move forward and realize the good that is coming from the situation.   My husband and I have chosen to move forward.  Deep down we know how much of a blessing in disguise this was.  We were able to sit, reflect, and remind ourselves what our life intentions really are.   We are excited!  We revisited our major "goal list" again and we are ready!  With the world at our finger tips, we are ready to dance together in our next adventure with our boys on our backs!  For now we are remembering to food, our world, and our family!!!!!
On to an important part of our life..... nourishing our soul and body!  Our weekly menu!  I made my own recipe last week!!!!!  I am SO excited to share it this week with you all!  I have played around with making my own recipes all the time but I finally made the time to write it down and be precise.  I love knowing exactly what I am putting in my families bodies.


MONDAY: Grilled Salmon (freshly caught by my amazing brother), grilled asparagus, and grilled pineapple

TUESDAY:  Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Shells and a fresh green salad.  Having my brother and sister in law and their precious new baby boy over for dinner.  They just moved here for the summer!

WEDNESDAY:  Vegetable stir fry over brown rice

THURSDAY:  Dinner with some girlfriends for my birthday!!!  My boys will have tuna pasta salad and homemade bread!

FRIDAY:  Big family backyard birthday fiesta with my family!  And lots of them.  We have a lot of my husband's family in town right now.  So we chose to get them all together to celebrate!  We are have a taco bar and a salsa bar!

SATURDAY:  Spring Pizza, salad, and steamed artichokes

SUNDAY:  Mother's Day Picnic with my family!  I am bringing goat cheese & crackers, homemade hummus & veggies, and making a Lemon Pound Cake!

What are you making this week?


"Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without."  -Buddha