Monday, July 19, 2010

Settling In

We've been in our new house for one month now and it is slowly becoming more "home" to me each day. I feel so thankful for so many things, but one of the simplest pleasures of our new home is our kitchen island:

The island is where I prepare most of our meals and it also serves as an interim kitchen table until we choose our "real" table. In our old house there was no where for anyone to sit while I cooked, so to have a place for the boys to color, chat or help with the cooking is priceless. Already I can imagine the boys doing homework as I hastily prepare snacks and meals for their bottomless-pit tween and teenage stomachs.

Speaking of hungry stomachs, I've managed to actually come up with a meal plan for the week that I can share with you. It's been weeks since I did this, but with a slightly more settled home comes a little more time to share our meals for the week:

Grilled Fish, Sauteed Okra (new recipe), Italian No-Cook Vegetable Salad (hope to be ready to share this recipe soon--Camille and Nicole, it's chuck full of yellow squash and cucumbers!)
Smoked Turkey, Cheese, Red Cabbage and Potato Salad
Vegetarian Enchiladas, Green Chili Rice and Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Mango Dal, Indian Side Dishes from Trader Joe's, Naan
Main Dish Spinach Salad
Tuna Pan Baguette with Fresh Fruit

So, there you go!

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