Sunday, April 25, 2010


I lost my voice with all the go-go-go this week, so it is giving me a chance to do some more listening! I enjoy the stillness of my breathe or the music with no husbands voice interrupting. :)
Our garden is starting to sprout, thanks to nice weather and rain! Followed by beautiful NM rainbows!
Lucia turns one this week and we are thinking about purchasing a little house of our own! So of course my voice is gone! My sister and I made cute and crafty birthday cards for Lucia while my mom and husband cooked for us! It was so fun and reminded me of the other times that I get together with friends and family to make cards or bake!
We traveled to Alamogordo to visit with family down there and celebrate sweet Lucy's bday. We are gonna have a BBQ on Sunday here for her too!

THis past week for dinner included
Red Bell Peppers stuffed with brown rice, thyme, chives, boiled egg and parsley
Veggie Salad with Grilled Chicken and homemade croutons
Veggie Stir Fry with carrots, celery, mushrooms with sweet and spricy sauce
Green Chile Alfredo Shells!
Pulled Prok Sandwiches, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips and Sour Cream Cake with Vanilla Frosting and Fresh Strawberries!
Thai Food from a Burque Favorite

I baked quite a bit for Lucy this week, almonds, birthday cake, a pie crust for Monday's dinner, and whole wheat zuchini muffins with chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

I love birthday food!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Where has this month gone?!

It is crazy how time flies by! Especially when your friends are in town visiting! Meemaw came to town to visit her grand babies, and Granddad helped us turn our garden. We ordered seeds and got soil and compost for this arid climate and hard ground that we are trying to plant our food in. I am estimating about $500 worth of produce to come from our backyard. Which is great because we have put a lot of money into the fence, bricks, soils and seeds. After the garden was planted, I scooped the kids up and took them to Scottsdale to get some girlfriend time and hang out by the pool in the sun!
What a refresher that was! My mini vacation with my babies gave me some energy to come back to Burque and get Lucy's birthday cards made and plan for her party!
We will be celebrating her first birthday in Southern NM, and getting in a full moon yoga class at the White Sands!

So my menus haven't been posted recently, but that doesn't mean we haven't been eating! I thought that for this blog I would just post some suggestions for dinner. We are currently still using the CSA until our crops come in! Local, fresh, organic healthy food for our bodies!

Spinach Custard tart on Phyllo dough with herbs and broccoli
Chicken Alfredo with Roasted Red Peppers
Cobb Salad with homemade Ranch dressing, bacon, avocado, eggs, and blue cheese
Hot Pastrami And Swiss Sandwiches with spicy mustard
veggie Ragout over Tortellini (Radishes, snap peas, asparagus) topped with Parmesan
White Fish with Mango, Avocado Cucumber, Basil and Lime
Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas with NM Green Chile
Meatloaf (breadcrumbs, eggs, onions, spices) and Blue Cheese mashed potatoes

This week a few friends had BBQ's so I didn't have to cook too much!
And I stayed with my mom and sisters working on birthday cards, so we cooked up there!

Sat- Beans and Rice with smoked sausage
Sun- BBQ at my sisters
Monday- Crab Cakes with Greek Yogurt and Lemon and Asparagus
Wednesday- Fresh Taos Egg Salad Sandwiches and Couscous
Thursday- Salmon and Crispy Potatoes over Spinach
Friday-Cobb Salad
Saturday-Green Pizza with homemade dough, arugula, broccoli, and mozzarella

Thank you to peacefulmamma's blog for getting me through this weeks menu planning! I love that my friends also blog about their menus because it gives me great ideas for healthy cooking for my family!
Happy Eating!