Dad Life, Food

My attempt at bartaco’s black bean salad

Pinterest is either a gold mine or land mine for recipes and meal suggestions. Often times for me, it's the latter as the recipes just don't come together like they're supposed to even when I follow the directions to a T. Restaurants also give me ideas for meals and sides, but because we don't eat out too often, those… Continue reading My attempt at bartaco’s black bean salad

Dad Life, Food

Tomato soup that your 5yo will begrudgingly try after 20 minutes of complaining

Yep, this new "rule" we've implemented about trying one new food every night at dinner is going over swimmingly. And by swimmingly, well, just look at the title. Linds, Austin, and I thought the soup was great, a great accompaniment to the Muenster and Colby Jack grilled cheese that went with it. As expected, the… Continue reading Tomato soup that your 5yo will begrudgingly try after 20 minutes of complaining

Austin, Food, Graham, Parenting

Fooooooood!

We introduced Austin to solid foods last week. Was it a success? Is it a complete and utter mess after he’s done eating? Is he pissed when it’s gone? The answer to all three questions is a resounding YES! Pumpkin. Sweet potato. Pears. Peas and spinach. Apple, pumpkin, and granola. Blueberry and purple carrot teething biscuits. Prunes… Continue reading Fooooooood!

Food, Graham, Parenting

Follow Up: Taking a stand

I know it's only been a few days, but I'm already following up on my previous post about not cutting the crust off lunchtime sandwiches. Nolan hasn't been had any issues or voiced any concern about me cutting off the top crust only. Graham, after eating the entire sandwich the first time I didn't remove any crust,… Continue reading Follow Up: Taking a stand

Food, Graham, Nolan, Parenting

Taking a stand

Despite my affinity to snack on the crust of every peanut butter and jelly sandwich I make for Nolan and Graham, today I decided I take a stand. Not against the former but rather the latter. He's only two, is just beginning to formulate phrases, and pretty much eats anything (besides hot dogs and waffles!?). I… Continue reading Taking a stand

Food, Lists

Top Squash

I was reintroduced to a squash that I had overlooked quite a bit - well, since last year around this time, but it's one of the best squash on Earth. The Delicata squash. It's delicious and super easy to prep and cook, so here's exactly what I did. Cut squash in half lengthwise Remove seeds… Continue reading Top Squash

Food, Parenting

Weak-ly Menu

I sit here sipping on a cup of iced coffee after eating two leftover Asiago pinwheel sausage, corn, and black bean tacos after I propped up the sagging raspberry plants, I face my weekly conundrum as I stare at the weekly menu spreadsheet: what the hell are we going to eat next week? But as you… Continue reading Weak-ly Menu

Dad Life, Family, Food

Part 1: Farmers’ Markets = Food Trucks

I'm not a foodie nor do I claim to be. I also have very little understanding of what foods pairs with what and have no idea about "depth of flavor" or whatever the hell you hear on television cooking shows. But based on my ever-expanding waistline, I enjoy food. And I like all kinds of food.… Continue reading Part 1: Farmers’ Markets = Food Trucks