Every week, about Thursday, I start dreaming about the weekend. Spending time at home with the kids playing games and reading together, maybe catching up on the growing stack of kids’ school work, art and papers in the corner, and a big breakfast with all our favorites, after sleeping in. Remember those Saturday mornings when […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Breakfast Revolution: Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats
Winter soups, stews and chilis have been warming our bodies this winter, and we’ve loved experimenting with new flavors and recipes. We’ve tried a lot of new soups and have been discovering new chili recipes lately too. Cooking with beans is a healthy way to stretch our food budget, and my kids will eat just […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
My kids have always liked spending time with me in the kitchen and often ask to help me with dinner where there’s really nothing for them to do. Or at least, not much for them to do. Lately, my daughter has apparently been told too many times that “well, I just don’t have anything for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kids in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter Cookies
It doesn’t happen nearly often enough in our crazy, busy lives but my kids love pajama days potentially more than a day at Disneyland. As we recently transitioned from Saturday morning soccer games to Saturday morning basketball games, it means that we’re out of the house sometimes earlier than a school morning. There’s just something […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’m not sure how or when it happened but we’re officially a soccer family. That might technically make me a soccer mom, but I don’t drive a mini van and we don’t carpool. Throughout fall, however, you can find us on the soccer field three to six days every week kicking a ball around. And […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
There’s something about comfort food that is amazingly so…comforting. I’m not sure what about particular foods make us feel so warm and fuzzy inside because they’re not always the foods we grew up with or even loved for ages. For my kids, their #1 comfort food is macaroni and cheese. And they’re quite the connoisseurs. […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
Every September our schedules get turned upside down. As much as I fantasize about keeping some sort of routine over the kid’s summer break, it just doesn’t happen and this summer may have been the worst. I know it’d make the return to school easier, but that seems so distant in June when the days are […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
One of our favorite cuisines is Mexican and we surely eat well beyond our fair share of chips and salsa, enchiladas and tacos. If you ask my daughter what she wants for dinner, 9 out of 10 times it will be an enchilada. Even if she ate one the night before. The last visit to […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I’ve never met a kid that doesn’t love pasta and mine sure eat their fair share. Even though most nights it’s a gluten free option, there’s pasta on our meal plan at least once but usually twice each week. And leftovers for lunch. I know they’d eat the same pasta every night but my husband […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Weeknight Dinner Made Easy: Sausage, greens and beans pasta toss