Friday, January 30, 2009

Odds and ends

Last week when I decided to start eating a diet without comfort food I realized that I would need to write about to keep myself accountable.  This week has worked out pretty well.  I have made dinner every night except Wednesday because we had Logos.  And they make healthy food, so I didn't feel bad.  I have had some not so good food come out of my kitchen.  I had a hard time getting the pork chops right, which I used to do quite easily.  That tells me how lax I have gotten about making real food.  Another thing I noticed is that my husband enjoys even my bad food.  The kids, not so much!  But we are learning together.  I made some lentils, which honestly I don't have a love for.  However I will be making them again.  Peter really enjoyed them, I liked the squash I put in them and a small amount is filling.  Last night I made a yummy kale and avocado salad.  I think that it might make a weekly appearance on my meal plan, at least for myself.  The kids even ate it.  I made chicken to go with it, but for myself I don't think I will.  

I have decided on most of the curriculum that we will be using next year.  Right now my concerns lay in art and music.  We don't have a piano and I have not an artistic bone in my body.  I think I will seek out an art class for the kids.  Thanks for all who encouraged me on our quest!  I didn't even get a your crazy comment, but that may be due to the fact that not many read here. Oh, well, C'est la vie and que sera, sera.

3 comments:

Montay said...

Way to go Ruth I could take a lesson in Healthy meal planning from you. We had Mac n Cheese Last night Ummm yeah not so healthy!!

deaun said...

When you decide to go healthy you go all the way!! If I get a veggie on the table and the meats not fried I'm doing good. Kudos to you Ruth.

As for the home schooling, I won't call you crazy, I'll call you brave. I could never do it myself so I have alot of respect for the women who do.

Molly said...

I love the "I've had some not so good food come out of my kitchen" comment. Yesterday I tried a recipe for teriyaki chicken made in the crockpot. I don't know if they used a different teriyaki than I did or I didn't have enough juice from the canned pineapple but they came out BLACK and looking like some kind of diseased organ. It tasted okay, but it looked absolutely horrific!