It cools down, I wanna cook. We had a very well-fed weekend. There are no inventive recipes worth posting, but maybe some good ideas for you.
Friday night, tri-tip from the soccer fundraiser dinner. The meat, chili and rolls were all outstanding. I don't know why they bother with green salad out of a bag, but whatever. The rest was worth the $8/head price. I ended up buying 6 of these dinners because S's friend was with us Friday night. They watched Pokemon and played Legos. I love it that S is being more social and spending time with friends.
Saturday noon, a delicious wrap with the leftover tri-tip, muenster cheese, thin-sliced apples, green leaf lettuce and honey mustard dressing. Then the boys went to their soccer game, where they were shut out 6-0. Happily they are still having fun - even more so now that it is not so hot outside.
Saturday night, chicken parmesan, pasta and broccoli. This is right out of the new issue of Everyday Food. Go get it. Definitely worth making - very easy and good.
Sunday, pork chops broiled with Penzey's Steak Spice (thank you Sally), pureed sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts with butter. And then a banana cake with penuche frosting - both recipes straight out of Betty Crocker. Same cake my sister little M had for her wedding last month. We've been fondly remembering and craving ever since. Z had a taste and thought she died and went to heaven. She also loved the sweet potatoes. Who wouldn't?
She pulls up to standing now. She raises her arms and wiggles her fingers when she wants to be picked up - her first specific communication, I think. Gosh, she's going to be big before we know it. Yesterday I watched her nap, all pink cheeks and long, dark eyelashes against the white sheets. Unspeakably gorgeous, still. I just feel so lucky for every moment I have with her.
We didn't end up going to the movies. It was a relaxing weekend. Nice.