Dinner’s Done, Now What?
Fist off, I want to admit that my mind isn’t totally 100% on my blog. It’s on this:
It’s not the actual baptism that I’m thinking about, rather it’s the three hundred photos I took today. Not all of them were good, but a large portion of them were great and that just makes my heart SING! I was, of course honoured to be invited to my friends special day but I was delighted when I was asked to take photos of the event for them. I was a bit nervous at first as I’ve never been the strongest portrait photographer but I took some time to look online at some albums to get some ideas in my head and then I just let the moment take me.
After it was done? Ohmygoodness, S. Geek commented in the car to me as we left the church that I was glowing and I have to admit, it felt good. It felt good to think about composition and light. I was able to concentrate on texture and trying to capture the feeling I wanted to convey. I think I’ve discovered something about myself today, well rediscovered anyway. I really miss photography, and I think that I am really going to try and make an effort to spend more time like I did today.
So now I’m home and I’m back to my life where kids want attention, and please put this dress back on Barbie, and where’s my firetruck, and can I have a snack please? Speaking of snacks, I spend a lot of time thinking about, preparing and serving food. Three meals plus snacks, desserts and treats to be baked, bread to be frozen, recipes to research, ingredients to seek out, all food all the time. So when I prepared my meal plan for the week I decided that I’d make a standard list of lunches and snacks so that I didn’t end up serving peanut butter crackers three times in one week with grilled cheese sandwiches every other day for lunch! While I did take the kids tastes into account, I also wanted to introduce some new flavours to them. S. Geek and I are pretty adventurous with our food, Nay will eat pretty much anything and well Cake, well she…likes…peanut butter.
Here’s the Lunch List
Peanut Butter Sandwich with Chicken Noodle Soup
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup
Turkey, Lettuce, and Cheese with mayo/mustard on thin bagles
Raspberry Tea Sandwiches with carrots and celery sticks
Whole Wheat Pasta in marinara sauce
Coronation Chicken in pita wraps
Cauliflower Soup with crackers and celery sticks
Fish with Potato Pizzette Bites
Turkey, apple and dijon mustard panini sandwiches (had these today, delicious!)
Crackers and cheese or peanut butter
goldfish and raisins
peanuts and raisins
whole wheat banana muffins
Honey Date Cereal Bars
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I’m going to be featuring some of the recipes in the upcoming weeks so be sure to stay tuned for that!