Thursday, April 29, 2010


So today we officially started my herb garden. I mowed the lawn, front and back, and then we relaxed with some cold bottled waters... and then it was on to digging a space out for the plants. I bought seeds for lavender, sage, and rosemary, and bought a mint plant that was already started. for the girls' projects (we're doing a unit on The Secret Garden right now, and this week's big assignment was to plant something of their own), they picked their own seeds. Bud picked watermelons, Boo picked chinese lanterns (beautiful flowers), and Fifi picked carrots. They are very excited to see them start growing!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stir Fry

Just wanted to share this recipe, since it doesn't seem to be up on the Bravo website anymore! it's a recipe that chef Antonia Lofaso made on season 5 (I think) of Top Chef, and we love it!

Stir-fry noodles

Package whole wheat noodles
1 lb chicken breasts
1/2 bunch bok choy, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup edamame

Cook and blanch noodles. Saute chicken, bok choy, pepper, onion and edamame; add some teriyaki to deglaze. Stir fry noodles with teriyaki and vegetables then add chicken breasts.

The amount of teriyaki you add is personal preference. I add 4-5 T of it. Also if edamame isn't available, I use peas.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Long time, no update... sorry!


Outside my window... the neighbors' nice, mown yards... and my wild one!

I am thinking... about my niece

I am thankful for... my husband

From the kitchen... apricot scones

I am creating... a brag book for my niece's new baby

I am going... to church later today

I am wearing... my pj's

I am reading... The Secret Garden with my kids

I am hoping... for lots of rain today!

I am hearing... the kids laughing in the other room

Around the house ... the kitten is on the prowl...

One of my favorite things... Coffee in my Wicked mug

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... a homeschool field trip, quizzes, and more

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...