Yep that is me!
Ha seriously. I turned over a new leaf, I made a NEW rule for my family. We will only eat out 1 night a week, which really means 2. Why?????
The eating out rule started because I knew since Noah's birth we were eating out or getting take out way too much..like 5-6 meals out of 7. I am so not kidding. It was not doing much for our bank account or our mid section. So if we cannot eat out, then what he heck were we going to eat? I am no chef, I can barely open a can of Spaghetti O's. I do not like throwing things together and trying it out either, I need specific written directions and instructions and hell I will admit pictures are fabulous. I follow recipes like no one you have seen before... talk about anal retentiveness.....if you omit a step or substitute an ingredient then my world will come crumbling down and I lose it.....ask Josh about my breakfast pizza. I know.....live a little. So with this new rule I had to broaden my horizons on dinner and my ability to produce these dinners. I am also trying to incorporate more "healthy" meals when I have time instead of tons of carbs. We have switched to wheat pasta and brown rice and fresh or frozen veggies instead of canned ones.....baby steps people.
Anyway I needed some new recipes and got tired of all the recipes in South Beach, which are pretty good and have helped waistlines in this family, but I am branching out. I now head over to Work it Mom on Tuesdays to get a new recipe each week, by Chris Jordan. Her blog is an awesome read and her recipes at Work it Mom have pictures. Fool proof for me, well almost and the best part if you have a question, even a stupid one , you post it in the comments and she answers it! The recipes are really good, well the ones I have tried. And they even had me chopping up fresh carrots, onions and celery to use to cook with. I am pretty sure I have never purchased celery or carrots before. Heck I am really living....... the other night I did not have all the ingredients I needed for a dish so I substituted and guess what we all lived. Not to mention I cooked with onions......I know hell will freeze over next week don't you worry!
So, wish us luck.
Last night chicken curry with sweet potatoes can you say D-e-l-c-i-o-u-s.
Tonight beef stew.
Tomorrow night Chuck-e-cheese......Baby steps people!