Monday, September 24, 2007

Foody fall

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.

5 comments:

Bek said...

We had cool weather too (did you get all that rain?). I felt like cooking fall food. This morning I went and got all my supplies and came home to see the weather report. 80's. ALL WEEK!! ack. I am ready for a good long cold snap.

Your food looks great. Glad the boys are doing well (we are knee deep in soccer too). Z sounds dreamy. What a great weekend...

Ana said...

Heehee, 80s is cool in the Valley!

Bek, did you move blogs? I keep going to check on you and finding nothing new. I miss your kids! And you too.

Bek said...

No, just haven't posted...but I will soon... I think.....

Lucy said...

Stop! Your blog always seems to make me hungry!

Jaren said...

I read your blog once in a while and also another blog that reminds me of yours. It is http://ourfamilygardenwherewildthingsgrow.blogspot.com/ and the thing that is so funny is that they adopted two children (I believe from the Foster care program) and they currently have another child from the foster care program in their home. I don't think they know whether or not they will end up adopting him or not. It would be interesting to see how much your families have in common.