Archive for May, 2009

This Week’s Planned Menu

Breakfasts will be either cereal or toast and yogurt. Trying to plan meals for Matt while he’s working too, so that I’m not throwing stuff together for him to take at the last minute.

Monday (bake bread in the morning)
-Lunch: BLTs [lemon-pepper fish and veggies]
-Dinner: BBQ turkey meatballs with rice and garlic spinach

Tuesday (pick up markdown produce)
-Lunch: garden salads with garlic cheese toast
-Dinner: PB&J and fruit [leftovers]

-Lunch: whole wheat penne and sauce with steamed veggies or salad
-Dinner: cheese pizza and salad [leftovers]

Thursday (make Paneer)
-Lunch: egg sandwiches and fruit [leftovers]
-Dinner: penne with sauteed vegetables and parmesan

Friday (pick up spices)
-Lunch: out? or
-Dinner: Paneer and vegetable skewers

-Lunch: away [leftovers]
-Dinner: away [out]

-Lunch: sandwiches
-Dinner: mac and cheese and brocolli

Grocery List

  • Indian Spices
  • Onion
  • Green Pepper
  • Fruit
  • Tortillas
  • Parmesan Cheese

Getting there….

This has been one of my major projects lately. And I won’t lie. It’s been backbreaking. The monkey grass is nearly impossible to divide and all those little trees you see? Many of them had root systems three feet long! It was a lot bigger project than I was counting on, but it looks so much better, even without being planted yet.

After digging up all of it by hand, I added around four inches of composted wood shavings/manure over shredded paper and a little kitchen compost.


The monkey grass looks a little raggedy here, but it will come back really fast and really full, like it always does.

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Princess Hair

Glad Autumn has a lot of patience when it comes to her hair. It doesn’t take too much time, but lots of hairspray afterwards if I don’t want it to all blow away.

So…I gathered a few handfuls of fresh spinach, lettuce, and cilantro from the garden to go along with the quesadillas I was making for supper. There is something that just makes me happy about using fresh produce right from the garden! 🙂

I also made some salsa using a recipe from my friend Michelle. I LOVE this salsa–something about the cilantro and lime makes it taste so fresh and summery. Instead of the tomatoes, chiles, and jalepeno, I used a can of Rotel (I have a ton of it from a Kroger deal a while back). I also added extra garlic and onion, because we really like both of those. 🙂


1 14 oz. can whole tomatoes
1 4oz can whole green chiles – diced ok if whole not available
1 clove garlic
½ jalepeno
juice of ½ lime
1 handful cilantro
salt to taste
1 teaspoon finely chopped white onion

Toss all ingredients (except onion) in blender. Pulse to desired consistency, and then add finely chopped onion. Serve with favorite tortilla chips

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Pretty cool, because the convetion took place in the trade center on a little island in the harbor. After it was over on Saturday, we hopped on the ferry/water taxi and went over to River street. Had lunch and then stopped for a treat before heading home. Matt and Autumn had ice cream. I had a praline-yum!
The highlight of the whole trip for Autumn was throwing crusts of her sandwich to the pigeons and sparrows while waiting for the ferry back.

Cinnamon Sourdough Waffles…

I had a ton of friendship bread starter that REALLY needed to be used. No desire to make a zillion loaves of bread, so I stuck one cup of starter in the freezer for future use, and mixed up bunches of waffles with the rest of the starter. There are several different recipes online, but this is what I did. All measurements are approximate, since I don’t measure much when I bake.

-2 cups friendship bread starter
-1 1/4 cups flour
-1/4 cup oil
-2 eggs
-1 or 2 T sugar
-1 t salt
-1 1/2 t baking soda
-1 t vanilla
-1 t cinnamon

These make really light fluffy waffles. Each batch made 7 in my belgian waffle maker. I’ll freeze them for later use. These would be good with nuts added.