Monday, February 6, 2012

A quote, a recipe and a meal plan

This weekend I had a rare treat.

A whole 24 hours to myself.


Without kids.

SPH, R and G went on a Cub Scout tent camping trip and as they pulled out of the driveway with enough camouflage in tow to open a mobile Army surplus store, I thought, "I haven't had a day to myself in more than 8 years." It was a sweet weekend.

I have three things to share today:

First, a quote from Alice Waters, chef from Chez Panisse and mother of the slow food movement:

"We've been told by the fast food industry that cooking is drudgery, but actually it is a relaxing, pleasurable activity that not only saves money but promotes good heath. Get the whole family involved. Kids like to be engaged and have responsibilities."

Love this quote.

Second, a recipe, from today's post on, for a beautifully simple Senate Bean Soup:

Third, a meal plan:

Sweet Potato Enchiladas, Fruit
White Chili, Slow Cooker, Bread, Fruit
Northstar Cafe Burgers, Oven Fries, Real Deal, Broccoli
Pasta (still deciding frankly...)
Black Bean and Avocado Tostadas

Have a sweet week all!

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