Wednesday, November 20, 2013

weekly menu: November 17-23

I skipped last week because I managed to pull together only one meal and I can't even remember what it was, so there you go.
And if I'm feelin' frisky, maybe I can get to this soup recipe by the end of the week.

After incredibly warm weather (70s 4 EVA), the sky finally lobbed a bunch of rain at us this week, and I suddenly realized that Linnea has no adverse weather gear. I'm a little wary of getting too many seasonal things for her, since she'll outgrow it soon, but there will be no getting around rainboots (for California) and snowgear (for Minnesota) this winter. She is going to be in so much awe at the snow. I can't wait.

Return of the husband on Friday.

Advent calendars on the brain.

Friend and family health crisis turned less crisis-y, but deeply sorrowful. All there is to do is wait and hope and do what we can to support.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

weekly menu: November 3-9

Behind on this one, because I was in full-blown "ZOMG I'M GONNA BE ALONE WITH THE BAYBEE" mode because Whit is in India for work.

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Candied Ginger
Northern Spy's Kale Salad
another Saag Paneer recipe

I'm going through my old recipe binders and tossing out about 90% of what I've clipped. Truffled asparagus crostini? Who am I trying to fool here?

Linnea turned 15 months this week, and I managed to get a photo the day before and the day after, but not the day of, which basically put me in a terrific funk for 2 days in which I felt like I was failing at everything.

15 months and one day
15 months and one day

What snapped me out of it: my good friend going through a hugely critical family health challenge. My heart aches for them all the time now.