I’m constantly on the hunt for new recipes. I have a collection of cook books that most people would be envious of. And yet I still have a very small repertoire of recipes that I use on an ongoing basis.
I finally realized the problem. I want recipes that:
- are healthy
- are quick to prepare
- use few ingredients
I don’t want to make gourmet food every night of the week. I just want simple, healthful meals that are quick to prepare and are made from just a few ingredients. It’s actually hard to find recipes like that. Anyway, I’m on a mission to find and file away recipes that meet my three criteria.
I pinned this Martha Stewart Tilapia and Quinoa with Feta and Cucumber just for the quinoa part of the recipe (tilapia are over-fished so not something I would eat). I made it last night.
ZOMG GIVE ME MORE RIGHT NOW.
It was that good.
And only a few ingredients.
BOOM BOOM POW I just found a new favorite dish. Thanks Martha.
Our morning routine involves the whole family convening in our bed. First Alex wakes up (sometimes as early as 5.15am) and then we wait for the pitter patter of Charlotte’s feet across the hallway to join us at around 7am.
I played by all The Rules with Charlotte including the whole put-the-baby-in-the-crib-while-she-is-awake-so-she-learns-how-to-self-settle. This time round all The Rules were thrown out the window. Forget self-settling. Alex wouldn’t sleep without being snuggled up against me. We ended up co-sleeping for quite a while. Now she sleeps in her crib but I still rock her to sleep. Why? Because this time around I know just how short babyhood is and I’m going to rock the crap out of her while she’s still little :-)
Q: Hi, I was not able to find your post about the bed guard rail that Charlotte has... Can you please send me the information on the rail? Thanks loads!
This is the bed rail we bought. I did a lot of research on it and think this is the best one out there. At the time we couldn’t buy it from an online retailer so I think we ended up buying it on eBay.
Also, it has definitely stopped Charlotte from falling out of bed many times - a worthwhile investment!
Better than an apology
(Charlotte pokes Alex in the face causing her to cry)
Me:: (stern voice) Charlotte, we don't poke people in the face. What do you say to Alex?
Charlotte:: (turns to Alex) Please can I have a hot dog?
Q: Hi! You had posted awhile back about your baby monitor you got thru Amazon. Do you still really like it? Can you pass along the brand/type again? THANK YOU!!!!
It’s a Foscam. You can find them on Amazon. They are the best!
BTW, I get so many questions from people about our baby monitor so here is the original post too.