Wednesday, August 17, 2011

family time

I'm taking August off! I'm reading, gathering recipes, and thinking clearly about how I want to feed and nourish my family this coming school year. Once the kiddos get back on a school routine, I'll get back to writing. In the meantime, we're busy climbing mountains, collecting bugs (them, not me), reading (lots), riding bikes and enjoying these last few weeks of summer together. I look forward to continuing to share my ideas for simple, healthful, family-friendly recipes with you all again in Sept!

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And, even though there won't be any new recipes the rest of this month, you can always scroll down the right sidebar here and get recipes by type, or search for something specific like lunchbox ideas or where I get the containers that go into our lunchboxes...timely things like that. Plus, since I'm not completely unplugged this month (and it's ridiculously addictive), there's usually some activity over on the meals in a snap facebook page.

I hope all of you have a fabulous rest of August and I look forward to cooking simple, healthy, family-friendly meals with you all again in Sept!

Monday, August 8, 2011

homemade egg sandwiches with pesto

So....I wouldn't say that I am exactly relaxed, nor am I refreshed. I think I was mid-way through our 5th year at family camp, but suffice it to say that re-entry with a sick little one is no fun.

Pair sleep deprivation and day time worry with the fact that no one is making my three meals a day, and well, that explains the fact that I am a tad disillusioned. I did, however, nail our first breakfast back: homemade egg sandwiches that were both comforting and delicious made with what we had on hand when we returned home:

whole wheat English muffins
eggs, fried or poached
Gouda cheese, sliced thin
pesto (I have a new food crush on these LeGrand packs of pestos and sauces)

Since the photo above doesn't look like much, here's a peek inside to the gooey deliciousness...