Saturday, May 05, 2007

This Week...

What we ate....
Turkey chili
Roasted veggies*
Pasta with roasted red pepper sauce
Pasta with garlic chicken
Blueberry pancakes
BBQ beef with baked potatoes
Califlower soup
Lots of salad!

What we read...
the 20mon old...loves the Look and Find books! Thomas books, Maisy Drives the Bus
the 3yo...My puppy (he can 'read' it himself), My nose, your nose
the 10yo...kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata
the mom...If Looks Could Kill by Kate White (This is a nice mystery series. The protagonist is female and is written by a female, so its a bit better perspective. The stories are interesting and keep you guessing. They are a bit longer, the past two books, at about 200 pages I have been very tempted to skip to the last chapter to get it over with. There are only 4 books in series currently.)

What we did...
A play and walk in a great park in town. Too bad we didn't put on enough sunblock!
Lots of outdoor time! Not a lot of TV this week!!
Put in our new-used stove/double oven (so excited, thanks Uncle Phil and Aunt Eileen!)
Working on dd science project--crystals.
Last soccer game! and team pizza party,
Take-your daughter to work day! (she had a great time with her dad)
Neighborhood our pool!
My dh brought the ambulance over the ds' was a big hit!
Date Night!!! (dinner and a movie--Blades of Glory...hilarious!!!)

**Roasted Veggies
Line large cookie sheet (with sides) with foil. Cut veggies and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper (or whatever seasonings you like, I used balsamic vinegar salad dressing). Roast in 400F oven for 20-40 mins until veggies are fork tender but not falling apart. Eat them hot or cold.

Veggies that like to be roasted....
Summer squash
Eggplant (roast this up with some garlic and then puree for a grea dip)
Carrots (these take a bit more time in oven)
Portabello mushrooms

I do a big batch of them when I have time during the week. Store in the frig and use throughout the week.
Use on:
with some brown rice or other grains
Blend into dip
serve with anything!

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