Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blast from the Past

I never in a million years would have thought that we would be able to cook so much with a little one. Considering that the first time around, I don't think Nate and I could adequately feed ourselves until about 4 months in....

But we are. At least this week. Next week, all hell could break loose and Tillie will be knocking on the neighbors door begging for them to give her a 'nack'.

It has been super fun because we went back to our very.first.cookbook (Great Food Fast), that we cooked together in after getting married, and we have been cooking some of our favorites from the Spring and Summer section.

Saturday we had Rigatoni with Goat Cheese, and we discovered that not only can Matilda pronounce "nut" perfectly but she apparently loves pine nuts. I wasn't sure that she was actually supposed to have them but she wanted to try it. And after thinking the first one was disgusting, she proceeded to eat all of her nuts, as well as mine and Nate's.

Sunday we had Indian Spiced Chicken burgers. We weren't sure if Tillie would approve, but we didn't care because it was one of our favorites. And Tillie didn't she wolfed this down as well.

Monday we had Lentil Walnut Burgers--of which Tillie said no thanks.

Last night we had Pan-Fried Shrimp with Curry Cashew Sauce, with the amazing sesame carrot salad. It felt so good. Bea graced me with a 3 hour nap and I did SO MUCH cooking. It was glorious.

And tonight we are having  Pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans.

And I can safely say (since it is now past tense) that not only did we plan the menu, and buy the groceries for all of these meals, but we actually made them. A step we hadn't always been able to successfully complete in the past.

I am hoping to continue to enjoy cooking while i am off of work, because lets be honest...once I am back it is spaghetti, tacos, etc etc on a rotating schedule! :)


Anonymous said...

Leave it to Til...not very often she will turn anything down.....So now she can say nut and pretzel...!!!


Anonymous said...

I do believe beer should be the next word as it goes with nut and pretzel.
Uncle Todd

Emily said...

OMG I love pine nuts, too! Can't wait to see that little stinker in 2 weeks!!

Lot 10 Linden Grove said...

Great Food gave this cookbook to me right before Max was born and it's where all our meals came from after he was born. I love it and still use it all the time. So glad you're enjoying cooking!!!