Sunday: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Garlicky Green Beans
Monday: Spinach Lasagne, Roasted Zucchini
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans
Wednesday: Fried Polenta, Sauteed Kale, Steamed Carrots
Thursday: Pizza and Ice Skating Party (Grandma and Grandpa Cowboy visiting)
Friday: Osha Thai
Breakfast – East Coast West Deli or Honey Honey Cafe
Dinner – Mustard Chicken, Broccolini, Rice
Gonna keep going since we have Grandma and Grandpa Cowboy visiting
Breakfast – Kale and Ham Fritatta
Dinner – Jackson Fillmore
Monday: Tacos (or perhaps Ryokos for Sushi)
Wow! I can’t believe I have not posted Izzyisms in a year! Now that she has full command of language, our conversations are much longer and hard to capture. When she was younger, the one off zingers were much easier to document. Here is a collection from summer. Enjoy!
You know, you can’t spell platypus without us. Otherwise it’s just platyp.
Izzy: I want daddy to read to me tonight because I do not like princesses.
Wendy: you don’t want me to read because you think I am a princess?
I: no. You are not a princess. You are a super hero and I LOVE super heroes.
Izzy: you know what is funny? A man in underpants wearing roller skates and a super hero cape!
Izzy: mom, will you lay down and snuggle with me.
Wendy: sure! *crawl into bed next to her*
Izzy: if you move to the other side, it will be much more delightful.
I tried to hand the remote control to Izzy, but it fell just short of her reach. She crossed her arms and gave me a dirty look. I said, “you look kinda gangsta when you do that.” She replied, “I know. I just can’t help it.”
Izzy: you cannot spell platypus without platyp. Otherwise it’s just us.
Asking for a program, izzy asks for program number two , three. I asked her what number that was, but she didn’t answer so I asked again. She yelled mommy you got me off point. I was counting to figure it out!
Wendy: we need to clean the house today
Isadora: we are on the same page.
W: that’s is awesome
Izzy: I mean I should relax today.
W: wait. I thought you said we are on the same page?
I: we are. I will relax while you clean the house.
We just finished watching Tangled and Izzy says: Awww! That was so sweet. And I can’t believe I’m goin to say this, but it was also a little romantic.
After a long road trip, Izzy was developing her latest song lyrics:
We’re not going to hold on until morning
We’re going to drive into the black
Mitch: I didn’t know Phineas and Fern are from Disney!
Isadora: Yeah! And did you know everything in Disneyland is fake?
Sunday: Turkey Burgers, Zucchini Chips
Monday: Breakfast Burritos
Tuesday: Tilapia, purple green beans, mashed potatoes
Wednesday: Zoodles and homemade marinara
Thursday: Homemade Pizza, Salad
Friday: Homemade Fish Sticks, Acorn Squash with Kale and Pecans
Saturday: White Bean, Butternut Squash, Kale and Olive Stew
Sunday: 17 Bean Soup
Monday: Cod Italiano and Broccoli
Tuesday: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Salad
Wednesday: Zucchini Noodles with roasted pepper and tomato sauce with shrimp
Thursday: Quinoa and Spinach Salad
Friday: Good Luck Dim Sum
Saturday: Ravioli and Salad
I have only worn colors and patterns since becoming pregnant with my daughter. I can’t remember the last time I dressed in black from head to toe. And yet, whenever my daughter draws a picture of me, she always has me wearing a black dress. What can I say? My kid recognizes goth-damage when she sees it.
Sunday: turkey burgers, roasted zucchini
Monday: tilapia, harvest grains, sautéed kale.
Tuesday: chicken and kale casserole, rice
Wednesday: Food Trucks
Thursday: ham, Mac and cheese, roasted zucchini
Friday: pesto pasta and salad
Sunday: home made chicken nuggets, Mac and cheese, artichokes
Monday: zucchini lasagne
Tuesday: Chinese delivery
Thursday: pesto pasta
Friday and Saturday: camping!
• 2 chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into bit sized pieces
• 1/2 or 3/4 c chopped kale
• 1 box cream of mushroom soup
• 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
• 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• handful panko
Stir fry chicken until no longer pink in the middle.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, pour into baking dish and top with panko.
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes
Eat as is, or serve over favorite pasta or rice.
Adapted from: Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
From Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, by Joe Yonan (Ten Speed Press)
2 tablespoons raw shelled pistachios
1 (3-ounce) tin smoked oysters in olive oil, drained
1/4 teaspoon pimenton (smoked Spanish paprika)
2 thick slices rustic-style bread
1/2 very ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
5 or 6 large green olives, pitted and chopped
Fleur de sel or other best-quality flaky sea salt
Heat the pistachios in a small, dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, until they are very fragrant and starting to brown in spots, 2 or 3 minutes. Immediately transfer them to a bowl to stop the cooking.
In a small bowl, toss the oysters with the pimenton.
Preheat the broiler with the rack set 4 to 5 inches from the flame or element. Broil the bread on one side until very dark brown, even slightly blackened in spots, 2 or 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Divide the avocado flesh between the two bread slices and spread with a knife. Top with the oysters, then the green olives and pistachios. Sprinkle with a little salt, and eat.
Source: Dominca Cooks