Saturday, May 7, 2011

Our Mother's Day Menu

What are you doing for Mother's Day?  We'll be having breakfast at home, then lounging around until the afternoon.  We usually spend our lounging time playing games.  :)  In the afternoon we'll gather with family for a little celebration.  Here's what's on the menu:

Easy Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole  (Can you tell I like Our Best Bites?)

Late lunch/early dinner:
Grilled chicken (marinated in Italian dressing and honey)
Orange cream fruit salad
Orzo with fresh veggies and Italian dressing
Lima beans
Loaded mashed potatoes
Chocolate cake
Coconut cake

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Burgers + Southwest Pasta Salad

Last night we ended up with burgers and pasta salad for Cindo de Mayo.  I LOVE Mexican food, but this was a nice, lighter-feeling, change from the norm.

For the burgers, everyone else had Bubba Burgers.  I had a turkey burger.  :)  Instead of ketchup, mayo, or mustard, I spread on mashed avocado, and used I pepperjack cheese.  It was delicious!

The pasta salad is courtesy of Our Best Bites(Photo below is theirs.)
The recipe can be found here.  Give it a try!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Muffins with Mommy

Our preschool had Muffins with Mom this morning.  It was fantastic!  The kids made muffins yesterday, and we got to sit with them this morning to eat breakfast and talk.  Afterward they sang two songs to us, then gave us flowers.  It was the sweetest, cutest thing.  They didn't do this last year, but I hope that it's something that they can now look forward to each year!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Take Them a Meal

Take Them A Meal - What a fantastic site!  If you have a friend or family member who is grieving, ill, in need, etc., this site will help to coordinate meal deliveries for the person (or family).  It lists what you're taking so that they don't receive the same meal repeatedly, and has your contact number in case there is any change in delivery, etc.  What a great idea!  From their site:

"How it works:  

A meal coordinator is able to create a customized online sign up sheet that makes it easy for friends and family to bring meals. In just a few minutes, phone numbers, driving directions, food allergies, and any other helpful details 
can be communicated to everyone involved. began when our community came together to meet real needs of a local family. Our desire is to share this tool so others may be helped as well."

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow!  Here are some tasty looking recipes to try:

Mexican Breakfast Pie
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Quesadilla Casserole
Easy Restaurant Style Salsa
Mexican Pizza
Pico de Gallo & Guacamole

National Children's Book Week

The Happy Housewife brought to my attention that it's National Book Week.  I highly recommend her post about the reasons you should read to your children.  We should all be reading to our children for at least 20 minutes a day.  So grab a book a few times a day, for just a few minutes at a time, and help shape your child's future!  Here are some of our favorites:

Love You Forever
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
The Going to Bed Book
Kiss Good Night
Russell the Sheep
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Good Night Moon
The Tiny Seed

I also highly recommend this list of 100 books children should hear before kindergarten!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This Week's Menu Plan

Waffles with raspberries
Cheese toast
Overnight French toast
Eggs in a basket
Mother's Day!  (I'm sure we'll be going out...)

"Snack lunch"
Smoothies & peanut butter sandwiches
Ham sandwiches
Baked potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes
Black bean quesadillas

Turkey burgers
Wraps (we pack them when we go to my nephew's baseball games)
Veggie feast:  corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, sweet potatoes, and cucumbers
Mother's Day dinner!

Mango Smoothie

Light and refreshing!

1 c frozen mango chunks
1/2 c organic vanilla yogurt
2 tsp agave syrup
1/3 c milk

Place all ingredients into a blender in the order listed.  Pulse, then puree until desired consistency.  Enjoy!

Makes one large serving.