It's been years since I've regularly had a blog and I haven't quite determined exactly what I want to write about here. I'm considered chronicling the day-to-day events of our family and I'm also considering creating an "Eat Like Me" type blog, a la Cristin on Self.com. There are moments where I feel like my entire day revolves around food. What I'm going to eat, when I'm going to eat, what I'm going to feed my family (including Master Charles, whose diet consists of PB&J, chicken nuggets and mac & cheese) and when I'm going to work out to burn off some of those calories I've consumed! I'll probably do a combination of family and food since they are so intertwined!
I love food and love to share the foods I've enjoyed with others. I really strive to eat healthy foods because I know how much healthier and more energetic I feel when I do! However, I typically fall victim to my cravings for junk and I certainly eat to soothe my emotions. I love to eat!
Today has been quite the day of food! I started this morning somewhat early for once (it's hard to get myself out of bed after being up to feed the baby during the night!). I started out by pureeing 2 lbs of strawberries in the blender to make strawberry fruit roll-ups in the dehydrator and then moved on to put ingredients for Light Wheat Bread into the bread machine.
Both recipes courtesy of an old, yet found-again friend at Life and love in the country. Once both machines were running (and after hanging our bed sheets out on the line to dry on this BEAUTIFUL day!), I decided it was time to have breakfast.
Master Charles has quite surprised me the past few days with how much he's enjoyed the Banana Muffins I made earlier in the week (recipe found via SparkPeople.com). I made 12 regular-sized muffins (6 with walnuts and 6 without for the hubby) and 10 mini-muffins and Charlie scarfed down 3 of the minis this morning and yesterday! (Note: I honestly am not sure whether or not I followed the recipe correctly - but the muffins did come out well. The markings on my dry measuring cups are wearing off and I may have used the 1/3 cup instead of the 1/2 cup measure... I only say this because when I was putting dishes away after they had been washed and dried, I noticed that the 1/2 cup measure was already in the drawer. Oops.) I had one of the muffins with nuts along with a handful of blackberries, some strawberries and an egg scrambled up with some yellow pepper and skim milk, served on top of some wilted baby spinach and topped with a sprinkling of shredded Parm. Yum!
Tonight's dinner is still a toss-up. I didn't plan out our weekly menu like I normally do. I'm still getting used to having a refrigerator again after 9 days without! I'm considering making haddock in foil packets on the grill but we just had some last week so I'm not so sure. Grilled shrimp would be super yummy, too, but we don't have much shrimp left... Whatever I do decide on though, I can guarantee it will be on the grill. It's just too beautiful not to! Oh, and I have some butter outside on the deck softening up so that I can make chocolate chip cookies. Homemade ice cream sandwiches for dessert tonight?