We headed for the hills this Week in Food, bound for the ski slopes. First though, a fortifying breakfast of eggs and spinach. On our way out of town, I sent the kids to the market to rent a movie for the trip. They came out with a movie AND a jar of contraband peanut butter with the line “but it’s natural, mom.” Virginia informed us that we shouldn’t buy anything with palm oil because it destroys the rainforest. Tiny food activist in training? Made the most of the peanut butter by smearing it on whole grain English muffins, and topping it with granola, bananas, and berries. Sustenance for the slopes.
Heard some very good news while we were out of town: My cookbook is a finalist in the IACP awards (considered the Golden Globes of the culinary set). Was already pinching myself when I also learned that my video was also nominated. Fingers crossed.
The supplies we brought lasted until the last night, then it was off to the local mini mart where slim pickings meant old school tacos. Forgot how pretty darn delicious those are, “taco meat” and all. Also old school were the pizza bagels we made for lunch one day, updated with whole grain bagels and dark leafy greens.
After a long drive back and a late arrival home, I told the kids it was every gal for herself on dinner. This was mine.
Happy to back in my own kitchen, we invited friends for supper and roasted up chicken slathered in lemon and oregano. Recipe coming to you soon.
The kids wrote the menu on this chalkboard you may recognize from a few weeks ago. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen saw it too and snatched it up for a Valentine’s Day gift. Swoon.
Swoon-worthy too was this dessert Rosie and her buddy made for our little gathering. A chocolate layer cake….
Taken to a whole new level with a s’mores topping. It’s one very good cake thanks to the talented Heather Christo.
One note of business: Chicago area friends and followers, I’ll be in your neck of the woods doing a Lunch Box Boot Camp demo and book signing on Friday March 14. You’ll find details here. Come!
How was your Week in Food?