Sunday dinners have always been special to me, I set a lovely table, invite family over, spend hours preparing delicious food and make sure I take at least 10 minutes to take a deep breath and look around my table thankfully. Thankful for food, and family. This past weekend my parents joined up for dinner, like most 90-year-olds my Dad loves soup. It's a great way to get a lot of nourishment in a small meal that is easy to digest. He especially loves my roasted butternut squash soup, and so that is precisely what I made.Read More
Like most 80's babies, Anthony and I grew up eating hamburger helper. To be honest, though I've never made it, we've always tried to eat as real as possible. Except for fish, a few times a month Anthony eats a gluten-free, vegetarian diet which, can be a real pain when you want a quick meal that's filling, inexpensive, and that the kids will eat. This week I played around with a gluten-free vegan pasta dish that just happened to taste like hamburger helper. This recipe is good fresh, as leftovers, and freezes well.Read More
A few years ago, Anthony and I were lucky enough to get tickets to one of the last Tragically Hip concerts. The only catch was it was in Ottawa. My parents stayed the night to watch the kids and Anthony, and I headed out for a rare two days away. We stayed close to the Parliament Hill in the Lord Elgin Hotel. Located in the lobby or around the corner ( I can't remember) was a Starbucks. The morning after the concert we grabbed a coffee and a muffin. It was my first time having one of those blueberry cake like treasures.
Sundays, are usually spent catching up on laundry, tidying up bedrooms, and baking for the week ahead. School is almost finished for summer break, and I couldn't be happier. I'm tired of figuring out new snacks and creative lunches. I am, however quite proud that I gave my kids a litterless lunch every single day this year.Read More