Several mentioned that they’d like to read more about and see more pictures of our day-to-day food life. I thought this would be fun, so I started taking notes right away.
- Forgot to thaw chicken
- Warmed up leftovers
- Kid #3 complained about the casserole
- Spinach got slimy
As you can see, this is going to be really exciting and we should make this a regular blog feature.
This was our second week of Christmas break. I made it till Thursday afternoon before I said to Matt, “Take them all away from this house as soon as possible.” The lack of routine and the downtime has been so wonderful, but at a certain point the people need a routine. Seeing the desperation in my eyes, Matt whisked them all away to his current work spot where he wore them out hauling off lath and plaster and got them very dirty. Best dad ever.
But this post is supposed to be about food.
I invented a most delicious new recipe for Cream Cheese Chili. I loved it so much that I ate it for lunch the day I made it, at 9:45 that night before bed because I was hungry, and again for lunch the next day. I will make this again and again. The recipe definitely made the cut to be a part of the newest Eat Right Away Packet series. I’m currently trying to finish the Soup Edition, Meatless Edition, and Breakfast Edition. There will be a lot of taste testing going on around here.
Thursday I made a plate of veggies with Homemade Ranch Dip, along with a plate of Low Sugar Lemon Melt-Away Cookies to take to our church’s New Year’s Eve gathering because I am the life of the party. Everyone loves to ring in the new year with cucumbers.
Friday we headed out of town for a New Year’s Basketball tournament for Justus and Elias. It was our last full day with Asa home (he’s heading out to go on the York College Choir Tour for a week). We stopped into Walmart on our way out of town so I could grab blueberries and blackberries. I was planning to price-match them because I found such a great deal, plus I thought they’d be great travel food. Alas, there was not one blueberry to be found in all of Walmart. Boo. Therefore, instead of showing you a picture of my blueberries, here is a picture of Elias (#32) jumping for the ball at a recent game. I take amazing pictures with my phone.
As we get back into a school routine next week, I’m hoping to also get into the swing of taking more food pictures to show you. Make plans now to see pictures of next week’s chicken carcass.
I’m finally getting around to drawing giveaway winners from the week of Christmas!
The winner of our 227 Healthy Snacks eBook is: Julie C: zoeblessing4u@
The winner of our Learn Your Letters (and Numbers), Learn to Serve Complete Curriculum Kit is: Donna: dkonvalin@
Winners, email me and I’ll send you your gifts!