Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Meal Planning - for you Erin!

We are back in the swing of things with respect to meal planning.
Erin, this is for you - what to do when you make a whole roast chicken!
On Sunday night, I made a simple roast chicken stuffed with lemon and rosemary (from the garden). We had Jess over for dinner and we ate chicken with pesto pasta and a salad from the garden.
Monday night, I used leftover chicken and made chicken quesadillas. I quickly sauteed red pepper, onion and chicken and put that onto flour tortillas along with cheddar cheese and baked them in the over (I don't fry them). I topped them with homemade salsa. We have *a lot* of tomatoes right now so dinners use a lot of them.
That night I made homemade chicken stock using the chicken carcass, an onion, some carrots, fresh herbs from the garden, tomatoes (why not?) and some pepper and bay leaves. I had no celery but would have added it if I did.
Tomorrow I will make homemade chicken soup with the stock using kale from the garden, beans from the garden and a whole lot of other veggies.
So, that is three dinners using one chicken. Erin, no need for a freezer either which is a bonus for you!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Future Super Model perhaps?

I am at home with a cold. Loic started a new daycare last week and promptly got a cold, which he lovingly shared with Rob, my mom and me. Today was the first day he didn't cry when being dropped off at "The Baby House" (his words, not ours). Last week was trying, Wednesday started with both him and me sobbing in the front hallway - not a pretty scene - but he actually really likes it there and we really, really like the staff. He does neat things all day long and plays with other kids. He is there three days a week, which we like, because 5 days might be a bit much for him.

Future Ralph Lauren model perhaps?

Big Ham!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pictures (finally!)

I finally got around to putting up a few Tofino pictures on the blog. Still waiting for some Quadra pictues - hint hint Uncle Ryan! Whenever you mention my brother around Loic he says "Snake! Snake!" because we saw garter snakes at Ryan's farm :)

Cute, cute little boy!

Stompin' on Grandpa Mike's sand castles

Rain forest walk with Grandpa Mike. We all went and had a good walk.

Loic looking at his friend Dana with total adoration. He followed her around like a puppy all week and spent a lot of time hugging her and asking her how she was doing. So very cute.