Cooking for Henri’s parents

HI All –

Happy Friday! I am really excited that I have a four day weekend to look forward to. I have spent a good amount of the day cooking for Tim & Nicole and I’m about to run out the door to deliver their food and to visit with them and their new beautiful baby, Henri.

I made them a baked mac and cheese with broccoli and tomato and a quiche with sauteed onions, mushrooms (on one half because Tim doesn’t like mushrooms very much !?!?) and broccoli. I hope this will keep them going for a couple of days at least!

I must say that blogging can be pretty hard… especially when you cannot find your camera cord to download your pictures! I have to keep searching through my things, I guess this is what happens when you take a week off from blogging! Meh.

Well, this will be a lot less interesting without pictures – but here you go.

This morning I slept in until 10:30 which was amazing. I do feel caught up on my sleep, I must say. For breakfast I had peanut butter puffins and half a banana sliced on top with organic skim milk. This was a great breakfast! It also kept me going for many hours…

I got to the grocery store at noon. I thought I would be ahead of the crowds since it was Friday and I thought most people would still be at work. Wow – was it a mad house! But I managed to get in and out in under a half an hour – not bad! I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts on the way home and ordered a medium iced coffee with milk and (you always have to say this part!!) no sugar. It was very refreshing! When I got home I started cooking – I decided to do the mac and cheese first because it is a little more labor intensive than the quiche. I started off with a basic Martha Stewart recipe for mac & cheese with tomato and of course had to make my own changes! After I had the mac & cheese baking in the oven, I started the quiche which was pretty easy since I make quiche a lot. When I find the camera cord, I’ll post the pictures.

For lunch I had a small dish of mac & cheese with tomato and broccoli. I took the leftovers and baked it with bread crumbs in one of my small Le Creuset baking dishes. Because I had made a few changes, I wanted to try it out before Tim & Nicole did. It was good – and I really liked using the whole wheat pasta elbows. I also really liked the veggies, I think it added a good amount of heartiness to the dish. Oh, and don’t forget the whole wheat bread crumbs sprinkled on top. That is the most important part!

I will be back soon with pictures (hopefully!) and a recap of this week… The blog is back, I promise 🙂


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