Pre Paleo Party

We have decided to try out the Whole30–do 30 days of a Paleo diet and see how it goes from there.  We are including the kids in this. This week is going to consist of teaching about nutrition and learning how to eat on a Paleo diet (as well as reasons why).

The first step of going Paleo is cleaning out your pantry from all things that are not on the diet (carbs, grains, legumes, etc). I really don’t like wasting food so I didn’t want to just throw it all in the garbage. When the kids woke up I had a surprise for them–I told them they could eat any of the food items I had on the counter all day long.  They could eat all the cookies, all the chips, all the crackers they wanted to their hearts content.


They went crazy!


Party time!


Enjoy, little children, enjoy,  ’cause starting tomorrow you’ll become a cave man and you’ll be eating only meats and veggies!


Weekly Menu-3/11-3/18

This week we are going heavy on the meat because Lent starts next week.  Next week we will start a vegetarian and gluten free menu for 40 days.

Monday–Beef Tacos (so simple: fry beef with taco seasoning packet, warm taco shells, serve with tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc)

Tuesday–Corned Beef and Cabbage 

Wednesday–Yaki Udon

Thursday–Rubins (with left over corned beef)

Friday–Frozen Dinner

Saturday–Broiled Steak and veggies

Sunday–Eat Out

Weekly Menu 3/4-3/10

As much as I love cooking for my family, there are some weeks when it just needs to be simple.  This week is going to one of them.

Here’s what’s on the menu for the up coming week:

Monday: Broccoli Cheese Soup (using my all time favorite recipe mmmm!)

Tuesday:  Beef Tacos

Wednesday:  Tortellini Soup 

Thursday:  Sausage Bake

Friday:  Veggie Quesadillas

Saturday:  Eat Out

Sunday:  Frozen Dinner

A Magnificent Cooking Tool

Let me introduce you to something I wish I had been using long ago.  It’s this:

IMG_4657It’s an apron.

Do you have one?

Do you use it?

Mine usually hangs on the wall all pretty and unmarred.  But had I been using it I would not have splattered oil on numerous clothing items that I love.

I’m convinced–an apron is an invaluable cooking tool.  I have made a vow to use it every time I cook from now on.  I suggest you use one, too.