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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Words of Wisdom

Prior to getting married, my best friend told me that she made menus each weekend so that she knew what she was cooking for the week. I've stolen this advice from her and I must say its the only way Justin and I get a decent meal on weeknights! I read cookbooks, make my grocery list, and therefore have a menu for the week! If not, it would be chicken nuggets and frozen pizza. Blah.

However, I have discovered some amazing, organic, and vegetarian frozen quick fixes that I love! And Justin will eat them - even after I told him they weren't real meat! That's quite an accomplishment for those of you that don't know my carnivorous hubby. Morning Star is usually in with the breakfast food and makes amazing tofu nuggets among other frozen delicacies. Amy's is an organic product and some of the food is even lactose free (I am lactose intolerant so this is exciting!). We particularly like their burritos. And just last night I introduced the in-laws to edamame; a fancy word for soy beans. We prefer to steam them in the pod and add some salt before squeezing them into our mouths. Delish!

A few weekends ago, we had dinner with our cousin (he's mine now, too!) Adam and his girlfriend, Mandy. She made the most amazing salad ever! It was full of spinach, tomato, onion, avocado, you name it! Many and her brother manage Samson and the Lion in Asheboro. I am still one of the unlucky few that haven't visited the store, but fully intend to once payday arrives again. It is organic and very healthy, but best of all...tasty! Before me, Justin would have never believed a salad could be a meal. I taught him different with spinach, tomato, feta cheese, bacon, onion, and vidalia onion dressing. Greens.....its what's for dinner!

Our house has been tore up for the past week as we have had hard wood floors installed so cooking and groceries were on hold. Next week I'm planning a big trip to Sam's Club with my mother in-law (MIL) so we can get back on track with some big kid meals again! Looking forward to that.

Exciting weekend ahead of me - getting together with one of my best friends to go wedding dress shopping and meeting up with some other good friends from college! Short weekend, but yet, very much worth the sleep deprivation.

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