Menu Monday and Random Monday Musings

Spring Break 2012 has come and gone. We didn’t leave the state, but the kids and I did leave town for a few days and spend some time with my family.


all Texas roadtrips require a stop for ice cream at Dairy Queen

I got to love on my six month old niece, although I think I may have scarred her for life when I got to try feeding her bananas and she made the most disgusted face I’ve ever seen. I save that face for olives, defintely not bananas! If that wasn’t bad enough, my little guy almost drowned her when ‘helping’ her get a bath. Babies do NOT need an entire cup of water poured over their head in one big dump.


I got to spend some time with my sister and meet her new beau. My little guy may have scarred him for life when he went into some big story about a ninja kicking another ninja and dying. I promise he only watches PBS kids! Apparently the story lines on Clifford have gotten a little dark. Oh wait, they watched Kung Fu Panda 2 on the drive. Darn you Jack Black!

We spent some time with an old friend and her friends at a local park. There was a gutter area with clean running water that the kids asked to play in and, after neither one of us was able to come up with a good reason to say no, we let them at it. As we walked to the car with muddy, wet kids (with enormous smiles), I’m pretty sure we scarred some of the new moms at the park.

Back in San Antonio, we got to dog-sit for our neighbor.  My daughter became completely bonded with the dogs in about 4.3 seconds.  After giving the dogs back today, she has cried no less than 3 times.  They were completely adorable.  My little guy, the ninja lover, was a bit of a bull in a china shop around them.  I had to say “put the dog down, wait, no, NOT ON THE TABLE, on the floor!” to him today.  Think those dogs are scarred for life?


Onto Menu Monday (linking up with I’m An Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday):

I’m quite excited to be reviewing a copy of Dreena Burton‘s new book, Let Them Eat Vegan. I hope to have my review posted Friday. I’m using this week to try several of the recipes in the book.


Dinner Menu:

Monday: Buddha Bowls

Tuesday: TBD – we have a school art show to attend, so we may eat out depending on the timing

Wednesday: Kids Cheesy White Bean Soup from Let Them Eat Vegan

Thursday: Corn Chowder Quinoa Casserole from Let Them Eat Vegan

Friday: Pizza

Other Food to Make (all from Let Them Eat Vegan)

  • Sugar Free Chocolate Cake (which had me buying prunes for the first time ever today. I felt 80)
  • Montsa! Cookies
  • Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls (will post the recipe on Friday)

6 thoughts on “Menu Monday and Random Monday Musings

  1. Does this mean there will be a new furry member joining the family soon? Looks like lots of fun times have been going on. I am totally not scarred by any of it.

    Just the names of those recipes sound fantastic! I can’t wait to hear (read) more and will have to look for the cookbook. It’s so cool you got to review a copy!

  2. Your little niece is so cute! I love lots of rolls on a baby! :)
    That sounds like a wonderful spring break, full of adventure! Can’t wait to hear more about that book, I’m a fan of her first one! (And you know I’m not even close to being a vegan)

  3. your son cracks me up. aww i bet your kids will be begging for a puppy soon, huh? jealous you got a copy of dreena’s book!

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