Remember that just the other day I mentioned I had been on an unexplained baking frenzy the last few weeks? Here is some small proof of my efforts – homemade peppermint bark. I’m addicted to the Williams Sonoma peppermint bark but luckily now, I can make it at home all the time and no longer… Continue reading Homemade Peppermint Bark
I was very recently tasked with baking a tourtiere, a French-Canadian meat pie. (And by very recently, I mean like, it’s in the oven as I am typing.) It’s been 20 years since I’ve tasted meat and cooking it always involves a lesson in trust. Because it’s been so long since I’ve eaten meat, I’ve… Continue reading The tourtiere.
For the first time in perhaps my entire life, I am embracing the idea of holiday baking. I’ve always said that I’m a better cook than a baker (and it’s true – I lack that certain je n’ais se quoi that most bakers seem to instinctively have) but for some unknown reason (I’ll blame Christmas), I’ve… Continue reading Holiday Baking.
Yes, I am still busy over here meal planning! I haven’t shared lately because by the time I get my meals laid out, groceries ordered and picked up and back home, I’m wiped. And let’s be honest, too. Infant twins are a lot to handle. I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but there… Continue reading Meal Plan October Week 3 (Behind the Scenes!)
Yay – the school year has started! Our oldest is back in school and now, our meal plans have been altered a bit to include easy, whole-foods lunches that we can pack and send with him… along with healthy after-school snacks that I can make in advance and have ready for the afternoons. You’ll now… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – August Week Four
Oh, look at me getting all off schedule again. Can I mention here how we’ve been out of town? That one baby is now crawling and all bets are off? That school ended and adjusting to having all the kids in one house together is lots of fun? How we spent several days eating someone else’s… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – June Week 2
There may be hope for me yet! Two weeks in a row with planned meals – it’s almost like I’m in a dream. Though, speaking of which, the girls have been going through a huge growth spurt, getting their first teeth AND figuring out how to crawl which has meant that I only wish this could… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – May Week 4
It’s been quite awhile since I was able to share our weekly meal plan here. Admittedly, we’ve been pretty busy – in the way that a family of six with twin babies moves, takes a 10-day drive halfway across the country, hosts a housewarming, a neighborhood party and still tries to find time to do… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan!
It’s no surprise that I enjoy cooking and as a result, it’s probably no surprise to anyone that I enjoy cooking for others. It’s a long running joke that I basically push food on people like a grandmother would; the only difference being that I don’t have all the wrinkles (yet). So, it’s probably also no… Continue reading 7 Tips for Bringing Meals to Others
One of my favorite weekend rituals is waking up early to plan our meals for the week ahead. I know a lot of families struggle with eating healthful meals or find themselves at the end of a long day with nothing planned to feed the tired and hungry mouths looking at them in anticipation. While… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – January Week 4