Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pumpkin Nutella Muffins (High Altitude, Whole Wheat, Low Sugar)


The start of school around here means fall,
and for me, fall means baking with pumpkin. 
These Pumpkin Nutella Muffins hit the spot on a Sunday morning.

Ingredients: 
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup Pumpkin
1 egg
1/2 cup whole milk
5 Tbs butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Nutella

Directions:
1. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
2. Add all dry ingredients to bowl and mix well.
3. Spray the muffin tin or add muffin liners and divid dough (we usually get 11 muffins).
4. Take a baby spoon and add a dollop of Nutella to the top of each muffin. Then take a toothpick and swirl the Nutella into the muffin dough.
5. Bake muffins at 375ยบ for 18-20 minutes.
6. Let cool and enjoy.

2015 Week 33


Well, the start of school and the end of summer have kicked our booties!
So much to get done, so many places to be and no dinners planned.
It was a week or two of flying by the seat of our pants and 
I'm hoping to turn the ship around this week!
Wish me luck!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - I'm having dinner out. The kids and Scott are having pork chops, mashed potatoes and greens.
Monday - Spaghetti with a green salad and breadsticks.
Tuesday - Easy dinner of homemade mac and cheese and nuggets, fruit and greens.
Wednesday - Crockpot veggie curry with brown rice and fruit.
Thursday - Peanut noodles with tofu. 
Friday - Pizza night, TGIF!
Saturday - Grilling out with friends.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015 Week 31

 Summer is winding down here.
Baseball has ended (always a sign of fall),
 we visited the county fair, 
and had some fun with glow bubbles.
All good things.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled chicken and halloumi cheese, with garden tomatoes and other veggies.
Monday - Easy mac and cheese with veggies and fruit.
Tuesday - Kitchen quesadillas and veggies.
Wednesday - Breakfast for dinner!!
Thursday - Green noodles, garden tomatoes and fruit.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Grilling with friends.

Have a great week!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 Week 29

This week is a mellow, unscheduled week. Here's to going where the wind takes us!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled chicken thighs, homemade fries, and greens from the garden.
Monday - Green noodles with fruit.
Tuesday - Leftovers.
Wednesday - Baseball practice, so easy tacos for dinner.
Thursday - Game night! Grilled fish and veggies.
Friday - Homemade pizza night, summer edition!
Saturday - Dinner out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2015 Week 28

These summer weekends are fun!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Pizza tonight. We still have dough to use. I think a farm stand tomato and garden basil margarita pizza is in order! After we celebrate National Ice Cream day of course!
Monday - Easy mac and cheese and green veggies.
Tuesday - Food truck night! Simple picnic dinner for the kiddos.
Wednesday - Spaghetti, green salad, fruit, and garlic bread. The little man has prelims for summer swim league the next morning and he will need some carbs!
Thursday - Grilling!
Friday - Summer veggie burritos, yum! With guac and red rice. Served with fruit.
Saturday - Dinner out with friends.

Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Week 27

Look at this little walker!
We celebrated both my mom and my sister's birthday this weekend
at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
We brought in a picnic, had birthday cupcakes,
and wandered all over the gardens.
It was a really a nice birthday party.

Dinners this week:
S-leftovers
M-pesto pasta with grilled veggies 
T-grilled salmon, corn, caprice salad
W-burritos with sweet potato and black beans 
T-burgers and dogs on the grill with a green salad and fruit
F-homemade pizza night 

S-dinner with friends

Sunday, July 5, 2015

2015 Week 26

This crew had a very happy 4th of July weekend!

We visited the Cherry Creek Arts Fest with cousins.

Had a patriotic breakfast.

Went to Nederland and road on the Carousel of Happiness and watched a parade.


 This dude took his first steps!

And, of course, we had plenty of ice cream!

Overall, not a bad weekend!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilling with friends and watching the Women's World Cup Final.
Monday - Spicy pasta salad with a green salad and fruit.
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday! Meet and bean tacos for the the kiddos and Scott, black bean and sweet potato tacos for Scott and me. Lots of guac too!
Wednesday - Something easy, maybe a grilled cheese and tomato soup night.
Thursday - Baseball game night. An early dinner of chicken, mac and cheese, and fruit for the kiddos. Scott and I will have grilled salmon and green salad after.
Friday - Homemade pizza night, the summer version.
Saturday - Birthday picnic at the Botanic Gardens to celebrate my mom's birthday and my sister's birthday this week! We're packing sandwiches, chips, fruit and cupcakes.