Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week in Review

Nearing the end of our garden harvest.

Making delicious roasted vegetables from it.

Missing my husband and oldest children as they had a spectacular camping expedition.

But am excited they had so much fun.

Celebrating my husband's birthday. I love him so.

Enjoying our favorite coconut cream pie. Lots of sticky little fingers.

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Dinner this Week

This is the Kale, White Bean and Parmesan soup I made last week. I used homemade chicken stock as well as dried beans. For the beans (presoaked overnight), I cooked them in broth with a bay leaf and some crushed garlic cloves, then measured them out to equal one can. The flavor of the soup improved upon sitting, really delicious especially with crusty bread to dip. I was pleasantly surprised that two of the three children ate this as well.
For this week:
M: Baked meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas
T: Pan-fried fish filets, steamed broccoli and couscous
W: Parmesan crusted chicken, leftover mashed potatoes, fresh salad
Th: Blue cheese and cauliflower soup with fresh dinner rolls
F: Apricot pork chops, hash browns and fruit salad
S: Homemade pizza night
Su: Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic toasts, green salad
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Friday, September 24, 2010

{this moment}

Capturing a moment, a moment to remember, one photo, no words. Inspired by soulemama.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend in Review

Fun evening dinners spent with friends.

Chocolate chip bars decorated in sprinkles.

Picking vegetables for dinner. So excited when we get a really big carrot!

Estate and garage sale shopping.

Finding lots of neat treasures.
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Dinner this Week

This week we finally picked our beets that were growing from springtime. Only two survived the heat and rabbits. We also picked our potatoes, white and sweet. They were small, and could all fit into my cupped hands. I'm certain our planting times were off, and we will start much earlier next year. I wanted to plant some cool weather fall crops but I think we will have to make due.

I'll be roasting these along with some onion and carrots from our garden as well, coated in olive oil with some sea salt, ground pepper, and fresh thyme. About 1/2 hour in a 425 degree oven. (though my oven runs really hot so it may be closer to 440!) I was so pleased that we actually had a decent carrot crop, I think the key was really thinning, thinning, thinning those little plants. Our largest carrots had plenty of room around them.

M: Swedish meatballs, brown rice, green beans
BBQ country-style ribs with thyme-roasted root vegetables
Kale and white bean soup with parmesan, fresh french bread, green garden salad
Th: Pan-fried sausage with roasted brussel sprouts and buttered orzo
F: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Black bean and corn quesadillas with avocado
Su: Baked meatloaf, garlic mashed potato, green peas

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Friday, September 17, 2010

this moment

Every Friday, a moment to remember, no words. Inspired by soulemama.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I'm going to start collecting my children's watercolors to save for a project. Not sure what I'll make yet. Just feeling inspired by them.


The vibrant color against a background of white, and the gradual fade. Pretty.

This dip-dyed skirt. Wasn't the right fit, but I liked it even more in person.

Bunting with a lovely watercolored texture, oceany blues and cherry red.
photograph via 3191

A pop of color and hand-painted effect, top and bottom bags by Teddyfish.

found via Where the Lovely Things Are

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Dinner this Week

M: Crispy roast chicken with pesto cream, buttered noodles and tomato salad
T: Southwestern shrimp tostadas and guacamole
W: Lentil and brown rice casserole with steamed broccoli
Th: Grilled cheeseburgers and caprese salad
F: Leftovers with a fresh garden salad
S: Pizza night
Su: Pork Medallions with Cherry sauce, buttered noodles, spinach salad
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

{this moment}

Every Friday, a moment to remember, no words. Inspired by soulemama.
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