Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Meal Planning

Mornin'! February break is over. WAH!!! Back to school for my girls and back to chauffeuring for me. I had thought about doing a juice cleanse this week, we've had a pretty big week of over indulgence, but then my sister found the recipe for my all time FAVORITE soup and all of that went flying out the window. I just can't drink cashew milk when I could possibly be eating the best cabbage soup of all time. So there, the cleanse will have to wait. Here's what we're eating this week.

Monday: Pepper Steak

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli - w/ ground turkey

Wednesday: Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde

Thursday: Veselka's Cabbage Soup 
I know you're all thinking, cabbage soup is your favorite soup?? Yes. It is. I ate this soup about 3 times a week when we lived around the corner from Veselka. It reminds me of my grandma, and everyone needs to be reminded of their grandma when living on pennies in the East Village. The zip from the sauerkraut makes this soup outrageous. Trust, City Mouse.

Friday: Thai Beef Tacos

Saturday: Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

Sunday: Beef Stew with Mushrooms

and here's a little taste of what we did last week..
We ate amazing pizza at Frank Pepe's in Danbury, CT
We rode the carousel at the mall..yeah. But look at their faces!
My sister and nieces came from California and we hung out in the city.
Styling in the East Village
St Marks graffiti
Little Cupcake Bakeshop - Nolita
We ate cupcakes. It was an awesome week!

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Happy Monday!

Styling in the East Village

St Marks graffiti


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Thursday, February 16, 2012

What's Pinterest-ing me this Week.

Hey, Party People. 

It's Thursday. Which means it's almost Friday! Which means its almost the weekend!! Here's my list of things I've found Pinterest-ing this week. Get it??!! Sorry. 

These are delicious. And gorgeous. They take a bit of forethought (the Gin needs to infuse for two hours) but oh so worth it! I used the egg whites, I say go for it. 

Cashews, coconut milk, maple syrup?!! I'm in! 

Does this need any explanation? I might have had to change my pants after seeing this. Oh, Saved by the Bell. You were so good to me. 

Did someone say something?? Sorry, I was too busy swooning over this bad boy. 

Even I could do this. And I'm totally nail-art challenged. So fun! 

Mind blown. This is so very, very brilliant. 

I think this speaks for itself. Say it to yourself, "highlight reel." Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. 

Happy Thursday, lovelies! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Meal Planning

1. I have a headache. Perhaps a certain football game did me in. Just maybe. I'll get over it. 

2. Did you see The Voice last night??!! Ahem...and WHO told you to listen to Tony Lucca?? This girl. That's all. 

3. David Beckham. 

This week is all about my family favorites. Recipes that will please even the pickiest of eaters! Ok, so my kids aren't very picky, but still...

Meatless Monday: Creamy Caprese Pasta

Wednesday: Stuffed Pepper Soup

Saturday: Broccoli Beef

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 3, 2012

5 Things We're Loving Right Now - {Winter 2012}

Ok so it's been Winter for awhile now, but around here, it hasn't really felt like Winter. Not that I'm complaining, I'm totally cool with it. The only really junky thing about this mild Winter is all the horrid sickness that's going around. It's the worst. Not to mention, we've been planning on tapping our Maple trees this season and making syrup, but we're not sure the syrup will run properly without the right mix of cold and warm days! Blah, blah, I live in the country now, but seriously!!! I guess we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, we've discovered some things that we're absolutely loving right now..I think you'll dig them too.

1. San Pellegrino Pompelmo - (otherwise known as Grapefruit)

We always have the Limonata and Aranciata (lemonade and orange) flavors on hand. In fact, the lemon got me through my second pregnancy, but this Grapefruit is by far my favorite! We started finding it in stores about a month ago, and I can't get enough! Try it. Tastes like summer in a glass.

2. Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snack

My 5 year old loves these. LOVES. The funny part, I can't stomach them! But she inhales them. I've seen her eat an entire bag in one sitting. Which is great, because seaweed is fantastic for you. Try them out. Maybe your 5 year old is as weird as mine?

3. Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Awakening Blush

Ok seriously, this stuff is NO JOKE! I tried it on at Sephora a few days ago to see if I liked it, and HOURS later, I still looked awake and lively, not pale and tired. Which, as a mom of two little maniacs, is how I always look at the end of the day. It's awesomesauce.  I will marry it. Can we marry blush in New York? That's too bad. Because I love it with all my little heart. Try it. Trust in the City Mouse.

4. The Wet Brush

Dear, Wet do I love thee? Um, I just do. Brushing out my oldest daughter's incredibly thick, very long hair, was a nightmare. My insanely awesome hair stylist, who also happens to have two little girls, told me to buy the Wet Brush. In fact, she sold it to me. Thank you, Heather!!! We now have a super easy post bath time routine. No more screaming and freaking out (I've calmed down some) and her hair is so much easier to manage. I don't have to chop it off anymore. Hurray! Try it. I bet you like it!

5. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Conditioning Lip Balm with Turmeric

Let me start off by saying, I realize this is the worst name for a lip balm in history. I mean, really. And I realize that $15 for lip balm sounds insane. I agree. In fact, when I was buying it, my husband almost passed out, right there in the Origins store in the mall. Thankfully he didn't and thankfully I bought it. It has saved my lips this winter. It's not greasy or slick or sticky. It just goes on and stays on. And my lips are fantastically un-cracked. If only we could change the name....

That's it! 5 things we're loving this Winter!!

Happy Friday!!! Go do something good this weekend.