The past week has been a blur of antibiotics, eye drops, medicine schedules and oh yeah, did you notice it's a new year?
R and G shared an ear infection back and forth and back again, and SPH came down with a nasty case of tonsillitis that landed him at Urgent Care on New Year's Eve. My night owl husband was, no joke, in bed by 6:30pm on New Year's Eve. Fun times! It's okay though since we stuck with our plan to visit my parents, and I was able to join my parents and their friends for a night of adult conversation...a real treat for any parent of young children.
Just like almost a year ago, by the grace of God I have somehow dodged the nasty germ circulating in our home. But after the past week of trying to take care of three boys, I feel like I might need a few days rest in bed, "cough, cough" (wink).
Santa brought me a few new toys for the kitchen, including this tool I have been pining for for years:
My new microplane zester and grater are without a doubt, the best kitchen tools I have gotten in a long time. If you have been toying with picking one (or two) up, I highly recommend them.
Over the break I also have been coming up with some new recipes to try and post. Slacker Mama, I am on the search for a good, unique panini recipe for you and your new toy. My quest to find a good slow cooker rib recipe has sadly ended, as I have decided trying to live up to our Weber smoker ribs using a slow cooker is a exercise in futility.
So new year, new recipes, new foods, new fun:
Tonight we're doing football fare for the Fiesta Bowl...and then it will be...
Baked Couscous and Spinach Salad
White Bean Mediterranean Quesadillas and Tzatziki
Grilled Steaks, Sauteed Kale, Balsamic Mushrooms
Slow Cooker Beef and Butternut Squash Stew
Chicken Fiesta Soup (and oldie but goodie!) with Jicama-Mango Salad
Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't say...