Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Bad Mother: We used a mix. I hate baking, don't you know that?
Result: It was fantastic. Incredibly moist and just perfect all over. Now I can't stop eating it.
Monday, November 12, 2007
White Bean Rosemary Stew
2 cloves garlic
1 cup vegetable broth
2 cans white beans
1/2 tbl rosemary
salt and pepper
1 jar roasted red peppers
2 tbl balsamic vinegar
1. saute onion and garlic; 5 minutes
2. add vegetable broth, white beans, rosemary and pepper; simmer 10 minutes
3. add red peppers and balsamic; 2 minutes
4. salt and pepper to taste
Goodness to Dish Ratio: 4/1
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Have you ever seen such a thing? We enjoy Brussels Sprouts so I bought them in their natural state at the LAST outdoor farmer's market. I printed out a few yummy sounding recipes but we've stuck with the tried and true:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Salt and Pepper
Throw them in a Pyrex, coat generously with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them at 450 degrees or so for a while (30-40 minutes?) until they are sufficiently charred. Add thin slices of parmesan if you want. Yum. This recipe applies to many other vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower and others.
Goodness to dish ratio: 4/4. It's only one dish but it's a bitch to clean. Try an SOS pad. I never knew what they were until this year. Love 'em!
These days a hike means pushing two sleeping kids in their strollers. Talia refused to use a stroller from the age of one until now. She ses her brother in a stroller and wants to ride. Whatever. It was a nice day and the trees still have some color. Our friend Corey visited from Chicago.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
This is definitely my favorite time of development. Every day Alex tries something new or learns something new. He now sleeps in his own room, sits in a high chair and eats food (sort of), sits up by himself (my favorite!), babbles and blows raspberries, really plays with toys, moved up to sized 3 diapers and is now starting to wear 9 mo clothes. He's super cute and has become a really good baby! We are finally settled in as a 4 person family. Alex really loves his big sister and we all adore him.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
This is the package I sent for my first swap. So much fun! It was so interesting to just be given a name of someone to send items to. I looked at her "profile" and also her blog and tried to come up with some fabric I thought she would like and I really think it went over well. In the process I got to rediscover some fabric (the navy and maroon batik print which I bought in India in 2003 and was always afraid to cut). I think I have enough left to make a shirt from a new pattern I bought-- if I ever get around to it! I'm working on a lot of projects right now! The recipient of this package sent me a really nice thank you email and it just feels... good!