What We Ate: Thai Beef Crockpot Curry, Easy Mexican Rice, Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos, Sweet Potato Chili

  I'm wondering when I'll get back to loving food again. Right now it's more of an annoying time suck. I don't hate it like in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, but it seems ridiculous to have to do it three times a day. Every day! And the kids! They want to eat something like twelve times a day and I'd be lying if I said I didn't ever lose … [Read more...]

What We Ate: Lemon Icebox Cake

I've always been curious about icebox pie (and cake - there's icebox cake, too, right?) and when I came across this recipe in June's Redbook, I tried it within days. It's intensely lemony, refreshingly chilly, and pretty easy to make. I consider it the grown-up version of a sugary popsicle. It still contains a breathtaking amount of sugar (steer … [Read more...]

What We Ate: Cheeseburger Salad, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Hey! We're eating a little again! Or, rather, we (they) ate just fine while I was sick, since Thomas did the cooking. But now I'm cooking a little, too, which means my Pinterest boards are in use again. Cheeseburger Salad This is a Pioneer Woman recipe, of course, because where else could you find a recipe for salad - lettuce-based salad - … [Read more...]

What We Ate: Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes, Red Curry with Shrimp, Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes Yesterday morning I planned a lovely week’s worth of meals then headed off to the grocery store - where the children started up a campaign to steal my will to live. I’m not sure what got into them, but I was this close to grabbing a job application on my way out. Of Wal-Mart. Anything to not be in charge of those hooligans … [Read more...]

What We Ate: BLTs, Flank Steak Fajitas, Zucchini Noodles

BLTs Ok, this isn't a recipe, but look how pretty! I bought day-old bread from Jimmy John's to make the sandwiches and we took them on a picnic. They were fabulous. Flank Steak Fajitas The bell peppers are supposed to cook down, of course, but mine cooked down so far the skin was practically all that was left. If I made this again, I'd … [Read more...]

What We Ate: Linguine with tomato-almond pesto, Spanish stuffed peppers, Tomato pie

Linguine with tomato-almond pesto There's going to be a lot of recipes involving pesto the next few weeks because our herb garden is growing like crazy. This one was really good. I loved how the almonds made the sauce kind of meaty - I just wish there had been more of it. Once I added a whole pound of spaghetti it was overwhelmed. Spanish … [Read more...]