Quinoa, Chickpea, & Carrot Salad

J. and I enjoyed this salad last night, alongside Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup and grilled asparagus. It’s a nice, grain-based salad with more protein than you might expect to get in a vegetarian dish, thanks to the chickpeas and quinoa. A. saw the quinoa cooling on the stove before I mixed it into the …

Menu Plan Monday, 4/23 – 4/29

A new spring schedule means we’re not home until after 6 more weeknights than not, which is new for us. I used to find time to cook dinner in the morning, but now I am finding myself using those bits of time to volunteer at our local SPCA instead. And hey, I usually get a …

Boy Pizza/Mom Pizza

I had a good coupon for prepared pizza dough, so I bought two and fed them to my unsuspecting children tonight. They were not fooled. A. thought it was fine, but G. complained that I keep changing around the types of crusts I use, when we’ve already found one he likes. That winner is a …

Menu Plan, 4/16 – 4/22

We made a great family meal tonight: salmon, baby potatoes, and asparagus on the grill; plus Baked Ziti for the non-fish eaters. And, because we were celebrating a birthday, there were homemade brownies and Mint Chip Ice Cream for dessert. J. did at least half of that cooking, but today’s puttering in the kitchen plus …