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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cooking :)

It's probably part of my nesting symptom, but I have a huge urge to start cooking more for my family. I feel like a bad mom for not making them very many things from scratch (thank you cafemom for doing that to me lol), so last night I went on a recipe hunt. I found this awesome blog that had tons of great family friendly recipes. Unfortunately her last post was over a year ago :( But still, I found 14 new recipes! Different types of fish, chicken, beef, homemade fries, fried rice, and more. I was really excited!

I have a binder left over from when I was in school, so I am going to turn it into my recipe binder. I'm going to print off all these recipes plus type up the recipes I already have and put them in there. My goal is to try one new recipe each week. Then I'm going to post the recipe on here along with how it turned out when I cooked it, whether I think any changes need to be made, and if I would recommend it or not.

I think one a week is a resonable goal with Brentley on the way. After he gets here I am not sure that I could take on more new recipes. Plus I would hate to make like 5 new meals and none of them turn out good, so we end up eating sandwiches five days in a row.
I'm excited about this though. We are going grocery shopping tomorrow, so I will get the ingredients for one of the recipes, and try it out sometime this week.

Once I run out of these recipes I will search for a new recipe each week. That way, by the time the kids are old enough to actually have a sit down dinner every night I will have tons of recipes and know how to make them just the way we like them :)

Also, on a side note, I got Brentley's baby book in the mail today :) It's the Carter's Child of Mine - Thank Heaven for Little Boys one (Grace has the same one except for girls). It goes all the way up to five years old! And I found out yesterday that my midwife has gone on vacation. Her vacation started yesterday, and doesn't end until the 22nd! So nice of her to inform me. Now, if I go into labor between now and the 22nd I have no idea who will be delivering Brentley. I guess I still would rather go early then have them wanting to induce me though. It's just stressful to know that I may not get the person I'm comfortable with. I already have to see a different person at my doctor's appointment on the 15th, and I don't like that, so if I have a different person delivering Brentley I think it will make the delivery stressful for me :(


  1. Sounds great!!! CafeMom did the same to me. I joined the Susie Homemaker group, and everybody on there has an herb garden and makes all their meals from scratch. It really inspired me. Another reason I started that other blog. Please post any new recipes you really like so that I can see them. We Love trying new recipes too.

  2. We actually aren't big on trying new recipes because Chris and I have completely different tastes in food. But I am going to do this once a week thing, so maybe we can find some new things we both like. We both agreed to try things we normally wouldn't, so we'll see how it goes lol.
    I just don't want to limit Grace and Brentley to the simple things Chris and I like. I want to be able to give them a wide variety of things to choose from.
    Most of the recipes I found are baked. None are fried, so it's relatively healthy as well. I will definitely post at least one recipe a week :)

  3. Oh yes, we do once a week. Like you said, keeps you from eating sandwiches 5 days in a row. I don't try new things, however, I just look for recipes that sounds good to me. Or if I don't like something in it, I take it out, as long as it isn't a major component. Jessie will try anything. So will Samantha. I am just the picky one. Very true. I don't blame you. I don't want to limit Samantha either. Healthy? What's wrong with you, Girl! You are from the south! Unhealthy is the normal lifestyle. lol. :)

  4. Yea I will take out things I know neither one of us would like either.. like bell peppers. If a recipe ever calls for bell peppers I don't put them in because neither Chris or I like them.

    And notice I said "relatively" healthy LOL. Better than fried, but definitely not straight up healthy :p