Report Card

I love being able to type the words “another good week.”  Because it was another good week, and I feel so content looking back on it.

I got some yoga in – even if it was 15 minutes here and there with a toddler climbing all over and under me.

I dug Nora’s toddler car seat out of the attic (and did a bunch of reorganizing in the process) …and realized that it is indeed a convertible, which means we can switch her into it and she can stay rear facing.  And I started a new sewing project: making her a car seat cover.  My goal is to finish it this week so she can start using the new seat.  We’ll see how that goes.

And I stayed on top of the dishes, which was somewhat of a miracle considering how much I rocked at housewife challenge number 6This week, Nora (and I!) tried and loved all kinds of new recipies.

The winner was Rice & Chickpea Kale Rolls with Pineapple Salsa, the grown up version:and the baby (I have to scratch that out every time) toddler version:(Pureed kale because she can’t eat it in whole leafy form yet).  Which she devoured.It was so good, she needed a utensil for each hand.

This week really was all about the food.  But cooking was alright with me, because I have the cutest little helper.  In the cutest little apron (thanks, Mom & Dad!).

What else did we eat this week?Toasted Millet with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach, Thai Red Curry (with Peas…if you put peas in it, she will eat it), Coffeecake Muffins, Kale Lasgna, (which was another toddler-pleasing dish),a relatively decent (if slightly garlicky) first attempt at hummus (usually Chris makes it)…

and Dada’s disappearing Migas.

And then, because I was feeling fancy, I decided to try my hand at sourdough starter.If all goes well, this will bubble and brew all week and we’ll have fabulous bread next weekend.

It was a super delicious week.  And it was all relatively easy!  I’m not going to explode your reader with recipes tonight, but will be posting them throughout the week.  (The kale roles recipe is up tonight and can be found here.)

For our omnivorous (borderline carnivorous) family and friends, I’ll leave you with one more new food Nora (not I!!) tried — so you know that “poor Nora” isn’t being completely  brainwashed to my vegetarian ways…Dada introduced her to fried chicken (probably not free-range or hormone- and antibiotic-free, ugh)and, to my dismay, she liked it.

…But that’s okay, I’ve already gone and ordered her a copy of That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals.  Just kidding…sort of.


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6 responses to “Report Card

  1. Fried chicken is my downfall too… (esp. the really bad kind you get at the grocery store…) Looking forward to that toasted millet recipe… I still have a ton of sweet potatoes from Brook Farm and want to make something good with them.

    • Yep, this is grocery store fried chicken. I don’t even want to think about it…such a difference from the Brook Farm chicken Chris was eating in NY. We miss them for sure, I bet those sweet potatoes are delicious.

  2. Megan Metcalf

    Eggan like Megs!!

  3. Shari

    Glad to see that she likes fried chicken. As long as you restrict how often she eats fried foods, fried chicken every once in a while is wonderful. Next time you come we’ll take you all to Babe’s. Best fried chicken dinner in the Dallas area. The apron looks cute. Glad to see that it fits already.

    Love, Mom

    • To be honest, I’m less concerned about the fried than I am about the chicken. Mainly because I know it was chicken from dubious sources, not the farm down the road.

  4. Pingback: Rice & Chickpea Kale Rolls with Pineapple Salsa | Au Coeur

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