If you missed this on the Daily Show...it is a must see (IMHO).
I can't get enough. In fact, the other day I honestly thought about sauteing up some onions with a yummy sauce. Not onions and something else. Just onions.
I started to become suspicious because historically when my body needed something in particular, I would start craving it. Particularly when I was pregnant, but also at other times (don't freak out...I know for a fact that I'm not pregnant).
Usually I crave either red meat (need protein or iron) or just veggies in general.
But now, it is most definitely onions. What does that mean? I am not versed on the nutrients that my flavorful friend the onion provides, so I looked it up:
Yes, onions are very healthy.
In case you wanted to know!
The beginning of the busy school season this week. I have a meeting Wednesday night to kick off the planning for a benefit auction that will take place in November and the very last back to school night for Payton's school on Thursday.
I will never again get the chance to go and meet all of his teachers and hear about his classes from their perspective. It is another event that goes in the "the last time we will be..." column. One of my very best friends is, right this very minute dropping her only child off at college. Things happen so fast.
And with that, here is what we will be eating this week...
Sunday - Meatloaf, mac n cheese
Monday - Potatoes, eggs, veggie scramble, toast
Tuesday - Something with Chicken, perhaps the Thai dish that we didn't do last week
Wednesday - Pasta, w/ground beef (not sure on the specifics)
Thursday - The kids get pre-made quiche, we get whatever we can get our hands on
OK, so this is pretty half-assed. Bad Mommy!
On my recent trip to Washington, my husband's Aunt Gail was stunned that were were not watching Project Runway. Gail is not at all superficial or a fashionista, but she is really interested in people and why they do what they do. She highly recommended this show as so many other people have recently.
Today I found myself not feeling great and since I had already done a couple of errands and it was time to sit down and have lunch and do some blogging, I found a couple of episodes of the latest season being re-run and decided to tune in.
It isn't as "all drama" as I thought it would be and I found myself actually getting into it. Some of the designs are the most hideous things I've ever seen. I'm not quite into the different contestants yet. Not sure who I can't stand or who I like. I think I like Korto the best so far, but I'm still reserving judgment.
Who knows if I'll ever get to watch the new episodes....but I will give it a try.
Until I find a new book to grab my attention.
What is going on this week:
Monday - Payton starts school
Tuesday - My 41st birthday
Sunday - Breakfast scramble (eggs,bacon,potatoes,onions,corn)
Monday - BBQ Chicken & Grilled veggies
Tuesday - Chicken Enchiladas & salad
Wednesday - BBQ Burgers & veggies
Thursday - Thai Peanut Chicken stir fry w/veggies
And so a return to a "normal" schedule begins. Sort of. Darren won't start school until next week, so this week we sort of have one foot on either side of the fence. We will spend this last day of summer vacation cleaning up in the yard, running out to get whatever items we need to fill in the gaps for food, tidying up the house and having a reminder conversation with the kids about rules and expectations for the school year.
Gone are the days where you get excited by school clothes shopping and going to Office Depot to stock up on supply items. We have this down so well that we just do it bit by bit without making a big deal about it.
I miss the dull scissors and the need for the 64 color Crayola box. The cute backpacks and brand new shoes.