A Trip to the Park

We are having delightful weather in south Texas.  It’s like an early spring!  Or, perhaps this is just how it is.  I’m sure I won’t be embracing this warmer trend come July…

We took advantage of the lovely weather on Sunday and walked down to the neighborhood park.  Daphne still loves the slide!





Jungle Gym Time!

We had a super fun weekend in Dallas last week for Daphne’s cousin’s 4th birthday!  It was Daphne’s  first “big kid” birthday party at a giant indoor jungle gym!  She was fearless, and had a ball!  At one point, I thought I was going to have to go after her.  Fortunately, she came back down on her own.  She loved the slide!




Weekly Menu

{Saturday}  Grilled Turkey Tenderloin, Rosemary Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables & Beer Bread

{Sunday}  Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Green Beans & Yeast Rolls

{Monday}  Super Spicy Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry, Rice Noodles

{Tuesday}  Garlic  & Lime Cod Tacos, Black Beans, Cilantro Lime Rice

{Wednesday}  Out for Fajitas

{Thursday}  Chili & Cornbread, Green Salad

{Friday}  Takeout


Happy Cooking (and eating)!


Three Things

1. Daphne & J surprised me with the sweetest Valentine yesterday.   And, when I came home, the house smelled like Pine-Sol.  Nothing like a super clean house to start your evening off right.

2.  I spent hours catching up with a good friend yesterday.  You know, the kind who encourages and challenges you professionally.  I feel re-energized.

3.  J finally moved through the last step in a long hiring process.  It’s now followed by more waiting, but, hey, at least there was movement.

Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day, loves.

Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’?

Here’s what we’re eating/ate this week:

Saturday:  Pioneer Woman’s Beef Stew with Beer  & Paprika, Sweet Corn Muffins

Sunday:  (Late Lunch Out)  Grilled Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches

Monday:  Take out – Pizza!

Tuesday:  Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Beer Bread

Wednesday:  Pork Tacos, Black Beans, Rice

Thursday:  Crock Pot Chicken Stew  (Only 7 WW+ points per 1/6th of the recipe!)

Friday:    Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Jasmine Rice

What’s Cookin’

I’m back to work and it is Daphne’s first week at daycare. Fortunately with the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I’m easing into this working mom business. As always, I’m trying to plan meals in advance so that I can avoid the temptation to pick up Chick-fil-A for dinner. But I’m also trying to make things that won’t require much prep in the kitchen when I get home, so I can maximize my baby snuggles time 🙂

Sunday – Christmas

Monday – Ordered Pizza In

Tuesday –Meatballs on toasted wheat hoagies with provolone cheese
(Frozen meatballs and jarred sauce in the Crockpot)

Wednesday – Beef Stew in the Crockpot, dinner rolls

Thursday – Beef Enchiladas from my freezer stash. Chips & Homemade Salsa

Friday – Potato Soup from my freezer stash and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Texas Toast.

Happy Eating