August 31, 2013

Tasty Tidbits

Isn't she beautiful in this light? This was at the very beginning of our painting, so she looks relatively clean. Now, a few days later, she has paint on her one leg & lots of little carpet pad fuzzies everywhere. We've been trying to keep the floors swept, but the pieces just keep flaking off. And then she drags it everywhere! I can't wait to get the carpet in (scheduled for Sept. 4 & 5!!!!) & then to clean the whole house.

So August is over...where did it go? I love fall so much, but it just seems like summer went by before I realized it was happening. I'm excited for all things fall, but also not ready to give up fresh peaches & zucchini & gorgeous tomatoes.

Enjoy the long weekend!! Happy Labor Day!

Here's what we've been eating in the last week:

  • Sandwiches
  • Leftovers
  • Shredded Brussels sprouts, sauteed
  • Sweet potato tortilla chips with salsa
  • Carrots
  • Pesto hummus
  • Canteloupe, apples, & watermelon

Picnic Dinner with Church Friends
  • Italian seasoned pasta salad
  • Fresh veggies with dip
  • Pretzels
  • Stuffed hot peppers (man these were HOT!)

Dinner with Mom & Pops, grandparents, & aunt
  • Whole wheat spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce
  • Stuffed hot peppers - Dad made these (same kind as on Sat. night). They are SO HOT! But also delicious. No one in my family ever thought I'd start enjoying spicy food, but here I am.
  • Green salad

  • Nourished Kitchen's Tomato Provencale - The flavors in this are fantastic! It's so simple, but seems fancy. It was perfect with pasta because it was very juicy.
  • Whole wheat angel hair pasta with basil pesto (I used pumpkin seeds instead of almonds & nutritional yeast instead of parmesan)
  • Jessica's Grilled Corn Summer Breakfast Hash - I made a few changes by removing the bacon (I used cocont oil for the cooking), adding a minced jalapeno, & using half white potato/half sweet potato. Also, we put guacamole on top instead of egg. Aside from the chopping, it was a super easy meal & it was SO flavorful! Plus it made great lunch leftovers.
  • Whole wheat spaghetti with sauteed greens & peppers
  • Carrots & cucumbers with pesto hummus
  • Pizza with this crust, three ways:
  • 1. Carmelized onion & fig with olive oil & garlic
  • 2. BBQ sauce with thinly sliced zucchini, mushrooms, baby cherry tomatoes, & pepper
  • 3. Fresh tomato sauce with diced zucchini, mushrooms, & fresh basil
  • Dinner out on the way to the cabin



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