Monday, March 17, 2008

Menu Plan (Mar 16-22) and Emi updates

I have been seriously lax in blogging lately. I mean to, even write posts in my head, but never seem to find the time to sit down and type away. Much of that is that Little Bit is now WALKING! Oh gosh, is she ever. She has been for quite some time now, but she isn't content with just mundane walking around anymore, now she's running ... into things mostly! She's a busy little gal with all her toys, just cute as can be with them. If we go for an outing, even before I can get her jacket off she's making a bee-line for her toys. Just too cute for words. Loves to leave the house, will bring us her jacket if we are getting ready to leave ... but also loves to be home surrounded by all her things. It's nice to know she's a happy baby, and she really really is.

Here is Danger Girl in action. Her Grandmom (Jeff's mom) got her this really cool car-thing for Christmas. Now that she's walking, we should push the legs together so that she can sit on it and propel herself along. Except that she's just not quite tall enough to do that yet. So we are leaving it like it is for now and she is still playing with it constantly. She loves and adores the music, she pushes it along as it's meant to. She sits on one of the legs and watches her tv programs (Backyardigans!) and does this ... It's not the greatest picture as I was scrambling to get the camera and never got the flash up. All the boxes scattered all over the room are to protect Emi from herself. Electrical wires and cords fascinate her (oh, joy) and she loves to touch the tv. So we are (currently) using boxes to block off areas we don't want her to get to. At some point we will need to do something more, but for now it seems to be working. Also, you will notice my work-out weights on the register grate. These are a new addition to our 'play room'. Little Miss Investigator was found one day, lying on her tummy sticking her tongue (!!) down the vents. We are as happy as can be that she is so interested in every-little-thing. But could she find a less (self)destructive way of learning? Haha, guess not. While she can't (yet) pick them up, she can (and does) roll them around. They have grabbed her attention from the vent, for now.

Okay, my menu for this week is going to be a really really easy one. We are trying to get a bunch of things done around the house and every day I have errands to run (getting us ready for our great Back East Adventure ... trip to Memphis and Virginia). We leave in 3 very short weeks and I still have a ton to do! BTW, if anyone was wondering, the Chicken & Eggplant Roulades from last week's menu were amazing! I ended up completely blowing off the chicken and am glad I did. I think I will continue to make it that way, if I want a meat I can always toss a chicken breast on the grill or something. But these were easier than I thought they would be. And so *totally* yummy. Jeff and I were amazed at how good it was. But then, my (our) love of eggplant has been well documented, and how can you go wrong with adding feta cheese and artichoke hearts? The only thing I will do differently next time is to use a marinara sauce. The tomato sauce just wasn't interesting enough for us I guess.

(Don't forget to check Laura's blog, Organizing Junkie) for more MPM!

Menu Plan for Week of: Mar 16 – Mar 22

  • Sunday: We ended up just making a sandwich, neither of us were very hungry

  • Friday: Fresh fish (whatever looks good at Yokes), pasta with Parmesan cheese, peas and carrots

  • Saturday: Leftovers/Free Nite
    • We tend to go out one nite a week, or need a night of not making dinner for various reasons. I am factoring this in my menu plan each week, but it won’t necessarily always (or often) be on a Saturday.


April said...

I'm SO excited to try both eggplant recipes. Eggplant is my FAVORITE! :-)

Lythrum said...

I'm glad that you guys are still doing okay and that Emi is keeping you hopping. Mine is relatively immobile right now but she still keeps us going. I don't know how we'll do it when she starts going on her own. :)

Serdic said...

I should have checked for your Tilapia recipe before doing my own tonight. That looks simply smashing. =)

Ann said...

Thanks for the Tilapia recipe! I didn't get our fish cooked this week, so I guess it's on next week's's very similar to my Asian pork wraps recipe--I put the recipe up at