Sunday evening I whipped up Thai Peanut Noodles from the Best Bites cookbook I got for Christmas. I accidentally put too much (Tablespoons instead of teaspoons) of the Sriracha chili sauce in so it was a tad too spicy. But Ed and I both gobbled it up. If it hadn't been spicy I think the boys would have eaten it.
I have to say that I actually took the time to buy fresh ginger, green onions, and cilantro...oh and limes! And those flavors really made the difference. I'm learning. In the past I would have skipped some of those. But I am using ginger, green onions, and cilantro in other recipes this week! One of the things I love about this cookbook is how it leads you to recipes with rollover ingredients that you buy but don't use up in one recipe.
The rest of the week we will roll over a few of those ingredients and have...
Honey-Ginger Glazed Tilapia with veggies and brown rice.
Easy Veggie Stir Fry with fruit salad
Black beans and rice with Chicken and apple salsa.
I have been slacking on meals. If the "you are what you eat" were true....we would be a family of pancakes. But my sister who is home on maternity leave juggling the transition to two kiddos has been making fun recipes. And my friend Jessie who could easily succumb to kid food every night because her husband works late has things thrown in the crock pot all the time. So thanks to Raina and Jessie for inspiring me to get my arse in gear in the kitchen. Results from the gym will more likely happen if I am more thoughtful at our dinner table. So here's to the first week of April being the kick off to better dinner, whether daddy works late or not.
-It is good to be home and getting back to the routine.
-Hit the gym already and am ready for my cup of coffee.
-Charley heads off to school.
-Sydney is still sleeping (7:45) so I think it will be a one nap day for her. Which means after the coffee and a brisk walk to get Charley to school...we will hit the library or the driveway...because look who is about to master walking.
And it is going to be a great day! I can feel it.
What's your plan?