Sunday, May 26, 2013

Zoe's graduation

My computer battery is about to die and my feet are so sore from two days of being on them that I'm not about to go in search of my cord.  I'll update with more details tomorrow, but for now, here are some pictures of Zoe's special day.  We're so proud of her and grateful for the wonderful daughter that she is.  I love her so much.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

weekly menu

Here's our menu for the week.  Our baskets were pretty typical, except for getting butternut squash in the spring, and fava beans.  I had fun figuring out what to do with all this interesting stuff.  ;o)

Tuesday's meal is pretty boring because I'll be in Billings with Maizie so she can get her bottom braces on, and I needed something that Curtis or one of the kids can throw together.  Not that Curtis shies away from tough recipes, but I know what my afternoons are like and he'll be doing all his work plus mine, so I wanted to keep it easy.

Monday's meal is something I'm just sort of throwing together, but I'm using this recipe for the vinaigrette.  I'll blanch the favas, coarsely chop the peppers, cool the cooked pasta and toss it all together.  

Roasted butternut squash alfredo (I'm really looking forward to this one.  People say it's amazing!)

Last week

I haven't written anything of any substance in a long time.  I feel badly because this is supposed to serve as something of a journal for me, but we have just been so busy!  Over the next two weeks we have graduation and Zoe's and her friend Q's open house, Jack and Cora's baptism, a dance recital, and Thalia's sealing/my birthday.  We get a short break and then we'll be traveling to Utah for my father-in-law's wedding.  It will be a wonderful time, but I'm looking forward to spending the rest of the summer playing, relaxing, and doing some sumer school.  The only formal activities we have going on are baseball, gymnastics and piano.

Anyway, last week was pretty fun and eventful.  Here are some photos.

Joshua with Elder Church, who is also from our town.  He'll be coming back in August.

Joshua's Mother's Day gift to me, which I LOVE!

Cora at her school play

Maizie with her top braces on.  Bottoms come on Tuesday.

Maizie playing the bells at her 5th grade band concert.

Jack finally got to go out for his birthday dinner with us.  I was sick the previous week.

Part of Curtis' new Billings office.  Almost ready to open!
Ethan playing Big Timber in Billings

Screen shots from our Mother's Day Skype call with Joshua

Love that boy!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

weekly menu

Here's my list of produce from today.  The organic baskets were great, and I also got the guacamole pack and a flat of strawberries.

cherry tomatoes
baby lettuce heads
green beans
purple kale
russet potatoes
green onion

strawberries (in the basket and the flat)

I forgot to put the green beans on the menu, but I'll roast them and serve them instead of the kale chips on Thursday.  We'll have the kale chips for snacks.  :o)

The pulled "pork" sandwiches are super easy and so yummy!  You just soak some soy curls in warm water for about 10 minutes, drain, and then dump them into a crock pot.  Then dump in a bottle or two of barbecue sauce and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve on hamburger buns.

The curry recipe can be found here.  

Depending on how much time I have on Thursday, I may make my own chili or will use Amy's canned chili.