Friday, September 5, 2008

a pig in your pocket

sometimes it's easier to type an email to Daddy when there is a pig in your pocket...




And speaking of pork, yesterday for lunch I chowed about 100 slices of salami and washed 'em down with a spoonful of hot fudge. The only reason I ate the hot fudge was because all of the amazing truffles I received from Rebecca were HIS.TOR.Y.

Anyway, I thought that it might be time to kick a little nutrition into my daily diet. I've been looking at other mamas' Meal Plan Monday menus, and the meals all look amazing but so, well, ingredient-y. (My ingredient tolerance is at about 3). And they look so filling. Scott and I are pretty good with a bowl of cereal or mac&cheese w/ a tortilla for dinner. And most of the meals I've seen appear to be the kind that would leave you with leftovers.

So...can anyone recommend a book or website with nice, light dinners? Preferably not with tons of vegetables. There is really nothing green in our fridge save the green chile. But, for Matthew's sake, we probably could endure A vegetable.

Hope you all have a super weekend!

edited2add: As evidence that I'm not the only one in the family with nutritional issues, I just found a fudgesicle stick in the shower....

19 comments:

Tracy said...

I see your diet hasn't changed much. Gotta love the candy for breakfast. Do you still drink your water warm?

I am a pick eater, but you must take the cake (no pun intended)!

kris said...

I would say the pig is ESSENTIAL.

Can't help you on the food front. I had pretzels and cream cheese for dinner last night.

kris said...

Hey. YOu guys live in Fl right?? I don't think I'm far- we should do a camera day sometime :)

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Too funny! Where I can get one those little piggies. They help with all the emailing? I gotta get one.

I love this post. We are trying with the veggies. S eats WAY more than I do.

Thanks for the smile!

Lynn said...

What a cute little piggie! You sound like me, I hate to make anything with too many ingredients. My hubby will only eat lettuce, green beans and corn, so veggies are a big hit here either. As far as cook books, I like to look up recipes on some of the recipe sites, google it. Then you can print it off!

come see me at my life in bloom blog, I have updated finally!

Lynn said...

Oh I will keep ya'll updated on my riding! hee! It is going to be a blast! I plan to take my camera to all my lessons.

Rebecca said...

HA! Love the pig. :) I meant the little one in M's pocket. HAHA!

I am glad you enjoyed the chocolates. They never last long at my house either...

Simplicity is definitely the ticket for my meal planning, too. Once in awhile I splurge and get fancy with the spices (that's a line from Ratatouille!), but most of the time we go very basic. I really like my Kaz cookbook for nice simple recipes. I think you probably saw my post about it awhile back... we LOVE everything we've tried from there!

My old standby is allrecipes.com... they have links for simple/quick. You'll love them. I always go for the high-rated recipes.

Do you guys make quesadillas? We love those... 2 flour tortillas and some Fiesta cheess, a little shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa... there ya go.

Hugs & love,
R

Tami said...

LOL! I agree chocolate goes with EVERYTHING!!!

As for recipies....we keep it simple, no fuss here. Grill/bake some meat add a simple veggie/salad and ususally do potatoe/rice/risotto for a starch.

I tend to do more complex dinners late fall through winter here...when I say complex I mean I use my crockpot and my 3 ingredients go up to 4! I'll send any recipies that come to mind to you on email;-).

Love the piggy!

Tami said...

oopppps I re read my message as it posted...lots of spelling errors...I went to the same school as Dan Quayle;-).

Rebecca said...

Tami!! How about this one??

"2 flour tortillas and some Fiesta CHEESS!!"

I should not be homeschooling my kids... ha.

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Tish! I love your new blog look...especially the header! Such great pictures! I've missed following along...I'm finally trying to catch up with my blogs!

LOVE the pig in the pocket.

Staci said...

Cute pig! Meal planning for a family is really hard...I end up making the same thing over and over. I find lots of recipes on foodnetwork.com. My favorites are Everyday Italian w/Giada (her pastas are usually easy and kid friendly) and I also like Ellie Kreiger (although she uses a lot of veggies). :) Good luck!
Staci

Kerry said...

I'm glad I am not the only one who is struggling with the veggie thing or the same old boring meals! I guess kids are our reason to up the ante on vegetables. I like foodnetwork.com. It has quick & easy or you can look things up by food type, etc. If nothing else, throw a roast in the crock pot with potatoes, onion, carrots. Then you can use the leftovers for French Dips or anything with shredded beef.

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Kerry said...

I also like cooks.com. It tells you how many ingredients there are so you don't have to waste your time reading a recipe if there are too many!

PS. I don't know why my first comment posted 4 times so I deleted 3 of them! :)

Jon and Em said...

ohmigosh-you sound like me...anything with more than 3 ingredients-forget it! the only veggies cooked around here are those little plastic ones that kate accidentally baked in the oven-ha! and...today, i had candy corn for breakfast!

Just Us said...

Love the piggie in the pocket : )

I struggle with the same thing too...I scour the internet for whatever I can find, but often end up eating the same thing. I heard of a great book called the 6 or is it the 5 O'clock scramble. I haven't used it before but a girlfriend recommended it.