After I took my son to his Montessori school, I looked at my To Do list on my smartphone and decided that I needed to work on adding to the variety of activities at my son's new Montessori "center". Last week I realized my three year old wasn't spending much time playing with his toys much anymore and was increasingly asking to watch movies on the iPad or computer. So I did a little rearranging in the kitchen and created a space for some Montessori activities. I purchased a four-tiered set of trays to hold activities and I use some muffin pans (to the right) to hold additional activities.
Since I have limited room, I simply change out the activities in the four colored trays so that he can always find something different to play with. So Monday, I went and purchased some new materials to create new activities with:
Feeling good about this accomplishment, I moved forward with a little laundry and while loading the machine, decided I should bake something. Brownies are easy and don't take much effort, so out came some ingredients from the pantry.
And what about my eats? Well thanks to this week's meal plan, I had leftovers for lunch and an awesome dinner planned for the evening. So let's get to the FOOD, shall we? After all, it's What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) and I can't forget to link up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons!
Before I eat any actual food, my day always starts with this duo: a fresh brewed cup of coffee and our trusty baby monitor:
My son slept in a little bit longer this morning, so I was able to enjoy my breakfast - avocado, tomato, and egg sandwich - all by myself while reading blogs and the news at the breakfast table.
Again, thanks to this week's meal plan, lunch was a cinch...I simply ate leftovers from yesterday's awesome dinner: Port-Glazed Grilled Porterhouse with roasted potatoes (there was asparagus and salad in yesterday's dinner, but none left for lunch today):
Every once in a while, I look to put out some appetizers/nibbles to feast on while we are making dinner. So I set out a little cheese, meat, and nuts for my hubby and I to snack on:
We tried out two new recipes last night and ended up with cod two different ways: Corn and Cod Chowder and Roasted Cod with Fennel & Potatoes. Both were delicious. Recipes coming soon!
And last of all, let's not forget those brownies I made earlier in the day! I definitely had one after dinner...
Have you tried any new recipes lately? Are you eating in or out these days?