Saturday, February 23, 2013

project 365, week 8

delicious food photos and descriptions ahead. do not continue if youre hungry. please stop and have a sandwich.

ok. just thought i should warn you. almost half my pictures this week are of food. i'm trying to get my family back to eating whole, healthy foods when possible, and to stop "grabbing something while we're out" so much. i tried some new things this week, and they all turned out so well, that i captured them on camera. bon appetite.

we went to some friends house for dinner and games. the kids decided it would be more fun to turn the lights off and tell ghost stories, complete with flashlight under chin.

i made a cornmeal breaded, pan fried tilapia and served it over greens. the dressing was the juice of two limes, a tblsp of dijon, and a quarter cup (i think) of canola oil. oh. my. word. it was SO good. i accidentally asked for twice as much fish as i needed at the market, but we ate every bite! even the kids had seconds!

for breakfast this week ive been alternating between a green smoothie, and this bowl of loveliness. yogurt, quinoa, blackberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, mint leaves, and honey. no measuring; just throw it together. yum!!

mollys hair is getting long enough that i have to wrap it for a bit to help it dry. shes so cute. :-)

we made a trip to a bakery in austin this week to get some fresh bread with no preservatives. i bought a loaf of spinach provolone bread as a special treat. i used it to make grilled cheese sandwiches a couple of times. i have got to figure out how to make it. delicious!!!

molly learned to ride her bike this week!!! she was SO proud of herself, and we were proud of her!!!

complete and total house cleaning. anytime the chairs get moved off the kitchen floor into the living room, the kids ask to make a fort. the spent all morning in there playing.

this week should be interesting. allens having knee-replacement surgery on tuesday at 1:30. we've had offers of help from friends and family, so i know we'll be taken care of, and my sweet mother-in-law is coming to stay for a week to help out. he'll be in the hospital for a few days, and then recuperating indefinitely. prayers are appreciated!!
have a blessed week!!!


Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Who doesn't love playing and a blanket's a hit anytime any where!

All the food looks super yummy!!!


The Bug said...

Wow - that food DOES look great! Fortunately I'm eating my lunchtime salad of baby spinach, diced chicken, chopped apple & almonds :)

Molly is a cutie - such a pixie face.

Good luck to Alan on his surgery! And to you for being his care-giver!


food shots look so yummy.

rita said...

That breakfast looks scrumptious and all so healthy.
Thinking about your caregiving time. Hope it goes well, not much pain, quick recovery.