Better late than never...

>> Friday, January 20, 2012

Even though it's almost 3, I'm just finally sitting down to eat. Garbanzo bean soup and a thrown together salad is for eating today. This soup is like hot, delicious hummus and I absolutely love it...perfect for this freezing day!


Easy peanut noodles

>> Thursday, January 19, 2012

I've been wanting to try to make peanut noodles at home, despite never having seen them at a restaurant. I read a bunch of recipes and then decided simple was better. I made a sauce with chunky peanut butter, soy sauce, a dash of ginger and cayenne, a splash of cider vinegar (would rather have had lemon juice) and water to thin it. I mixed it with spaghetti noodles. All three kids scarfed it down, and ignored the chicken nuggets I made with it. Definitely doing this again, next time with a little meat and green onions.


Boring, again. Tuesday.

>> Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today was clean out the fridge day for me- I had the last of the lettuce with cheese, bacon bits, carrots, and garbanzo beans with a little oil and vingear on them. With the ever present Ranch dressing.

The kids have chicken nuggets, pasta and a tiny spoon of garbanzo beans, of which they ate none.


After a long hiatus - think years - my lunches haven't changed much.

I am still eating the Jolly Green Giant Vegetable Medley for lunch and today added an apple. Not very creative, but tasty.


Monday, Oasis buffet

On our way to the highway there is a Brazilian restaurant with a heaping buffet where you get stuff, weigh your plate, and pay by weight. (Occasionally their scale is way off in our favor, too - but I think it all averages out in the end.)

It was MLK day and there was no school and no work, we were doing errands, and to get a move on we decided to stop there instead of having lunch at home. It's quick, there is stuff each kid likes, and when you are starving everyone winds up eating before they can have too much of a tantrum. And it's tasty and inexpensive for restaurant food. K always eats Brazilian-BBQ-cooked steak and french fries and some fruit, I had a few stewy things from the hot part of the buffet and some salad, L ate everything in sight, and b had a smattering of a bunch of stuff and some grilled meats too.


Green Monster

>> Monday, January 16, 2012

We had a very long night with E. last night, so lunch was kinda breakfast too. I had a "green monster, " which is much more appetizing than it sounds. Spinach, almond milk, flax seed, peanut butter, and a banana all run through the blender. Deliciously green and filling!


Fish cakes, rice and peas

>> Sunday, January 15, 2012

The fish cakes were a leftover invention - some polenta from yesterday's dinner, some already cooked fish scraps that came off the spine after making fish broth, an egg, salt+spices, and some flour, shallow-fried. One fish cake disappeared from the high chair and we looked all over for how L had managed to toss it into his seat or onto the ground.. but in fact, he had devoured it and got a second one.

Rice was going in the rice cooker and I added peas and a splash of wine partway through. Then I had to serve rice with peas carefully removed to K, who had her peas separately straight out of the freezer bag. But she did eat the fish cakes, insisting they were actually made of meat.


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