Last week's cooking ahead experiment was a huge success! Sunday afternoon I made a plan, organized my ingredients, went to work...and then cleaned up the giant mess I made. During the week, I had minimal meal prep - and less cleanup, as well! I think I'm hooked.
So, on the menu for this week...
Monday: Quinoa casserole (trying a new recipe with quinoa, carrots, onions, mushrooms, corn, black beans and vegetable broth) (Perfectly Poetical) Tuesday: Cilantro chicken with rice and fruit salad Wednesday: Rodeo stew Thursday:White Bean and Tuna Panzanella with veggies Friday: most likely heading to an Ignite Phoenix viewing party and eating there.
Friday evening I made vegetable broth, the quinoa casserole and the sauce for the cilantro chicken. I had already made (and froze) a couple batches of rodeo stew as part of last week's cooking frenzy. Thursday's panzanella is really simple to throw together.
I think I may be the only "mommy blogger" who's not actually a mommy. But what better time to start learning about kids than before you have them, right? So The Little Stuff of Life (LSL) is about me researching different baby products, thinking through parenting styles, learning about children from others.
I'm far from having it all figured out, so feel free to comment on your experience, advice and opinions - whether you have kids or not. You are welcome to disagree with me or sources I reference, but please be respectful of others' opinions.
Besides researching for the future, LSL is about things I'm doing now, which I like to call "pre-pre-baby stuff." (To me, "pre-baby" = prenatal = you're expecting. We're not even to that point yet, hence "pre-pre-baby.") My husband (who I affectionately refer to here as "the Hubs") and I like to read, travel, cook, and spend time with our families. We've been on the lookout for ways to be less wasteful and kinder to our environment. I also run my own business (see boldavenue.com), so sometimes I'll give an update on that or post gift ideas.
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