Friday, November 19, 2010


Aaron's turn for dinner! (He wouldn't let me take any pictures - he's so funny!)

He only had to cook for Lauren and himself. D and I had a huge lunch and we had to eat early before Pack Mtg.

Aaron's Menu:

1. Tortillas with Cheese, grilled in a pan
2. Canned Oranges
3. Frozen Corn

It is funny the things you take for granted when cooking. Aaron didn't know that you can't put a hot pan onto the kitchen counter. You can't leave a plastic spatula in your hot frying pan, etc. Glad he's learning about these things now though - and not when he's 19 and away at college!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'm trying to have the kids help out more around the house - I want them to be capable, independent adults (and teenagers hopefully ;) One of the things we are working on is having the children help meal plan and to help cook the meals. This is Lauren's first meal - we'll see how it goes!

Lauren's Menu for tonight.

* Spaghetti Noodles with Mizithra Cheese, Garlic Bread, Pears
* Salads
- Dessert = Jr Frosty's (Thanks Aunt Jenny & Uncle Sammy for the coupons!)

November 15, 2010

Do you eat out too much? We do - but it is weird. I can control my eating pretty well at all the fast food places...I stay in my points and make fairly decent choices. It is when we go out to the "other" places that I strggle. Olive Garden? Gotta get the Alfredo...for 30 points. Red Lobster? 5 Cheese Biscuits please....
So we are trying to stay out of the fancy places and cook a little bit more at home. I decided to take some pics of what we make at home to see if it will motivate me. (Almost like I have a fancy cooking blog - but not really) :)
Mushroom Caps (from Cook Yourself Thin cookbook) - D liked these (he said more cheese next time though ;)
Roasted paremsan cheese green beans.
And Turkey Bacon BLTs - yumyum!
**Lauren gets to cook dinner tonight.**