I don’t have much patience for childish things.
I have zero desire to play legos. I don’t think The Very Hungry Caterpillar is great literature. I definitely don’t understand screaming all things all the time while jumping up and down and spinning and lookwhatIcandooooo!!!!!
Admittedly, this is something I need to work on. While I don’t need to necessarily enjoy these things, I do need to tolerate them for the sake of my kids. One thing I’ve found I do enjoy is Oobleck. I share it with you today because it’s technically made from food and is actually a lot of fun. I thought so at least, my strange kids were a little stand-offish. My daughter won’t eat pizza though, so take that with a grain of salt.
I would be curious to know what other kids are like.
All I really know are my own kids. Half the time I’m thinking, “There must be something wrong with them!” They are unreasonable, unpredictable, and downright annoying at times. Is my child simply in the midst of the terrible twos or is he whining his head off because he has a stomach ache/cavity/diabetes/a tumor? Can you tell I tend to snowball in my concerns?
While I’m trying to figure things out, I’m eating every day foods covered in chocolate. Its cheap therapy. Banana bread should always contain chocolate chips anyways, and coating the whole thing in chocolate is a first rate idea. You can use whatever your favorite chocolate is, but I enjoyed a good-quality dark chocolate here. The coconut oil keeps it smooth and shiny (swapping in vegetable oil would do the same thing).
If you’ve been on Facebook for any amount of time, you know that it can be hard.
You’re talking about the wrong things, you’re posting too many pictures, and why are you sending me so many invitations to Candy Crush??? I recently had a friend I hadn’t seen in a while go through my timeline and “like” a bunch of my pictures, one of which was an ultrasound picture from the baby I had LAST OCTOBER. Totally fine, nothing wrong with that, except that caused it to show up in my friends’ news feeds. It turns out grown up people with college degrees can’t read a date on a picture and Facebook started blowing up with congratulations on my (not) expected baby.
Let me just clear the air and say – I am not pregnant. This recipe isn’t going to help the rumors. Barbecue chicken is my jam when I’m pregnant. When I was pregnant with my second baby we were visiting our sweet friends in California and I’m pretty sure I demanded barbecue chicken every day for a week. I’m sorry/not sorry.
There are three holidays that I acknowledge. Let me rephrase that. There are three holidays that I want to be acknowledged on. One is my birthday, obvi. The second is Christmas because what is a world without Christmas? The third is mother’s day.
Bake me brownies, take me out to eat, paint the sky purple – anything to acknowledge that you know what I do is hard work. Of course you know that what I do is hard work, but do you really KNOW? Most days I don’t want to do it. The dishes always reappear. Someone always needs some body part wiped. Sometimes I have a panic attack in the middle of the night because I know they’re still upstairs and in the morning they’re going to come after me. They are the most adorable terrorists in the world and they’re holding me hostage for a pack of raisins.
It was so much fun sharing my favorite things with you a while back. It has been great talking with others about their favorite things as well, and someone mentioned that I should do a favorites list specific to the kitchen. Please know that while the products below contain affiliate links (meaning if you click and buy anything I receive a small percentage of the sale which goes towards the costs involved in running this blog), I have not been compensated by any companies owning these products. I just really love the things I’m sharing with you! Here’s what I’m loving lately:
Welcome to The Monday Menu! I feel like I need to start off by acknowledging yesterday’s silence where there is usually The Sunday Brunch Buffet. I’ve decided to take a break from that weekly feature for the foreseeable future, at least through the summer. I’d like to focus my energy on projects around the house and spending time outside with my family. I may still do the occasional post on things I’ve found around the web, but I really need to take the pressure off of having a weekly feature.
Meal planning breaks for no one, so here goes this week. We started a major painting project in our house so its hard to say what kind of priority dinner will make. I found some great inspiration from Martha Stewart’s Meatless, which I got from the library last week. I also have tons of eggs to use up, so its breakfast for dinner! Here’s the plan:
Monday – White Bean and Sage Patties with oven roasted broccoli
Tuesday – Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Wednesday – Butternut Squash Sage Pizza
Thursday – Tostada Bar
Friday – Spaghetti Aglio Olio with spinach and white beans
What’s on your menu this week?
Can we talk about favorites?
I shared my favorite things with you a few weeks back. Certainly nothing has changed there. I’m also working on a favorite things in the kitchen post for you, which I’m pretty excited about. (Spoiler) Avocados are a current favorite. I’ve been eating at least one every day. On top of however many my husband and kids eat during the week I look like a crazy person in the check out line of the grocery store with my 20 pound bag of avocados.