Monday, May 10, 2010

Men and Menus

A few thoughts on my relationship. I love my husband, but he needs to grow up! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with his childish, selfish ways that I want to go away! For days, weeks, maybe longer! Really I love him, and I know he reads my blog too, but acting like a responsible, caring, nurturing husband and father is the standard. I am not accepting less.
Sometimes I think, maybe all the mamas should live together and raise kids. We just would go party with the daddies on occasion, they would do the shopping (based off our wonderful lists that we create), and we would get massages from them and then have sex. That all sounds kinda nice to me!
So with all of that, last week was rough. Thank goodness Negra Modelo and Pinot Noir got me through it! I stayed with the kiddos during the beginning of the week, then worked my butt off for the rest of it. Today is definetly a day outside in the garden and playing catch with hito and baby girl.
I have been rethinking the whole business venture...makes you wonder!

So this last week we had some tasty veggies from LPO. We are gonna start ordering more of our staples from them! All local and organic!

Dave planned the menu this week! We try to share menu planning and cooking jobs and even cook together when the kiddos will let us!
Monday Lemon Chicken with steamed arugula and lemon couscous
Tuesday Coconut Red Curry with Shrimp, papas, g. beans and onions
Wednesday Green Chile, Spinach, Mushroom And Cheese Enchiladas with slow cooked beans
Thursday Spicy Red Pepper Sauce and Fettucini noodles
Friday Orange and Grapefruit Salad with Chicken and Cilantro Yogurt Dressing (YUM!)
Saturday BBQ AT Ryans (Dave's Drinking buddy)
Sunday Cheese and Cracker Plate with grapes and carrots
Ribs and Cole Slaw

I baked some peanut butter oat cookies with dark chocolate chips. Then for a special treat I topped with some H&D Vanilla Bean ice cream! The kiddos love them!

Patience and Inner Peace for all who seek it :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spring Time!

Nothing like going to the zoo with your kiddos. Or walking down to the park to play with all the other innocent ones. Or taking your babies on a bike ride with your nephew. Watching your beagle wear booties to go run in the mountains is pretty hilarious too!
We had 2 more parties for baby girl, who is the tinyest thing (bottom 1% for weight), but breastfeed, solids feed, active and happy! What a nice time Sunday was celebrating at our home with freinds and family! Too bad mama had to much wine at the end!!! Whoops, it happens!
I got back on the bike this week, because it is nice enough outside! I loaded the bike and trailer all by myself and got all of us ready to go! What a happy accompishment!
This week finds me back at the flower shop to help for Mother's Day. I am also bartending on Cinco de Mayo. Maybe I will make some enchiladas that day!

Monday-Steaks and Potato Salad. Berry Shortcake for dessert!
Tuesday-Parmesean, Red Bells, Mushroom Rissotto with a Green Salad with Jalepeno Ranch and cherry tomaotoes
Wednesday-Chicken Lettuce Wraps with ginger and shredded carrots
Thursday-Macaroni and Cheese
Friday-Salmon with Rissotto Rice Cakes (made from leftovers!)
Saturday-Take out Pizza because mama works a double.
Sunday-Hot dogs with Carmalized Mushrooms and Onions, Baked Beans, Queso, Spinach Dip and some more Berry Shortcake for Lucia!!!

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