Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Meal Plan: Week of 06/19/11

Pregnancy, especially first trimester, tends to put me in a meal planning rut (perhaps because even the thought of food makes me nauseous).  Now that I have come out the other side of the morning sickness rigmarole, I am trying to get back on top of meal planning.  Here's what we are eating for dinner at Chestnut Hollow this week:

Veggie Loaded Pasta with Nut & Dairy Free Spinach-Chard Pesto (Note: Pesto recipe was adapted from the "Basic pesto/pistou" recipe in John Ash: Cooking One on One : Private Lessons in Simple, Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher )

Asian BBQ Chicken
Lime-Cilantro Rice with Pineapple
Summer Squash

Mexican Vermicelli
Carrot Sticks

Flank Steak with Easy Oven Fries
Vanilla and Cardamom Glazed Beets

Bean and Cheese Burritos 
Homemade Guacamole

Pizza at Ish's parents' house

Dinner with friends/birthday celebration for Little Ish

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Down on the farm!

Last spring, Ish and I visited The Inn at East Hill Farm as a little get away before Baby Ish was born.  A few weeks ago, we brought Little Ish to the farm for the first time, and he loved it.  I was worried that he would be scared of the animals.  What a waste of worrying!

Patting a lamb that got loose!

Hanging out with the chickens!

Friday, June 10, 2011


After a bit of an absence from this blog, I think I might finally be ready to start posting again.  Part of the reason for my absence is just needing a break, but the main reason is quite exciting: Ish and I are expecting our 2nd child! 

After a pretty harrowing 1st trimester and not so pleasant early 2nd trimester, I am finally starting to feel a lot better and get some of my energy back.  I am 17 weeks and 2 days along in this pregnancy and feel like November 16th is approaching more quickly than I would like.  Maybe it is a result of the nervousness I feel about having 2 little ones under 2 years old!

If you remember from when I was pregnant with Little Ish, our friends have a tradition of giving babies nicknames (or titles) while they are in utero.  Little Ish was the Diplomat, and this little one is the Apprentice.

Happy Friday!