I am in kitchen heaven today. I finally got a rice cooker ($10 at Superstore) and it is currently cooking me 6 perfect cups of organic long grain brown rice. For Christmas I got a Seal a Meal (vacuum food sealer) and I will be putting to use again tomorrow. My plan is to cook for the week tomorrow and then seal the meals and put them in the fridge or freezer depending on when I plan to serve them. My whole goal is to cook on Sundays and just heat and serve during the week. I need to find more time in my evening so that I can spend more quality time with Austin and G and getting my workouts in. I have 5 months until this baby comes and I want to make sure that I am fit enough to keep up with two kids!
Tonight we're having friends over for homemade Chinese food and tomorrow I'm serving up Pea Soup. The menu for the rest of the week includes ham and scalloped potatoes (using both white a sweet potatoes), chicken and broccoli pie and chicken stir fry with clementines and walnuts.
When I was pregnant with Austin, I met a lady named Jen. She was my labour buddy and her little girl was born just a few days after my little guy. Jen lives in the states and is a pretty remarkable lady. First, she's a military wife (I would never be able to do that), she's raising three kids AND she home school's the with. She is always sharing great sites with me and I wanted to pass along two of her recent shares with you:
These sites have been great at inspiring me to mix up Austin's weekend lunch and snack routine and giving me some new supper ideas. I hope you like them too!