cooking project – week 4

hey everyone, click here to learn the details of my little cooking project for the year!

week 4 – green beans –vegetable crepes – eatingwell.com (recipe modified)
i didn’t have any zucchini so i used 1 red and 1 green bell pepper instead, i omitted the corn and i also included green onions but i don’t think i would use them next time, otherwise i really liked the mixture we put in there. honestly a few small chopped apples would have been really delicious as well. i used the processor to grate the cheese (which i later realized was unnecessary since the cheese would be melted but oh well) and i used it to chop all the veges which took seconds=awesome. i made the green beans very small so jared wouldn’t notice but he did anyway, i’ll have to learn more disguising techniques as the project moves on. he still liked it though so i still win! also, i realized i am not so great at making food look good so it definitely tasted better than it looked!

little project for 2011 – weeks 1-3

i’m going to start by saying that i really don’t like cooking. but i want to like cooking. so instead of a new year’s resolution (which i also don’t really like) i’m going to make a goal instead…and blog about the progress!  now, my goal needed to be realistic right? so i’m going to plan/cook one, yes one meal a week this year, have to make it achievable right?

the rules:

1. the meal must use the food processor i got for christmas (for chopping, slicing, mixing, pureeing, etc… – yes it’s cool!)
2. the meal must include a different vegetable or herb each time – are there 52 vegetables?? well if there aren’t then i will be allowed to use a combination when i’ve exhausted them all.
3. i will make one different recipe a week and then blog about it.

what i hope to acquire with this experiment:
1. 52 new recipes that i will know how to make.
2. a love for some new vegetables we’ve never tried or haven’t liked in the past.
3. better habits about cooking so we eat less cereal/oatmeal for dinner (yes, it’s embarrassing).
so, we’ll see how this goes. wish me luck and if you have any ideas for foods i could use, let me know!
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since it’s well into january and have only now gotten to post this first post i’ll post the first 3 weeks now.

week 1 – basil – pesto on pasta with chicken – cuisinart recipe booklet
for the first week i didn’t really know i was going to blog about them yet so i don’t have a picture but i started easy…a recipe right out of the food processor book! oh man it was amazing but now i realize how bad it probably is for you, ha.

week 2 – zucchini – zucchini bread – better homes & gardens cookbook
so this is a dessert, i know i know but didn’t have the rules all figured out until week 3…still used the processor and it shredded that zucchini so fast! i have leftover shredded zucchini so maybe i’ll make something else with it 🙂

week 3 – carrot – carrot dill soup
got to slice and puree with this recipe! and it was yummy, and really healthy actually. this time i have a photo as well! we ate this with grilled cheese.

Price Family Photos – San Diego Portrait Photography

Oh man what a gorgeous family! This family is so much fun and we enjoyed tromping around a field with them. Enjoy this wonderful family of five…

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love all the faces we got!

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thanks you guys for letting us spend the afternoon with your awesome family! you guys are amazing 🙂

enjoy all our favorites below!

Jason + Maya – San Elijo Hills – Acro Yoga

We had a great time with Jason & Maya at the pumpkin patch, doing Acro Yoga and hanging out in San Elijo Hills…

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Time for Acro Yoga

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We had a great time with you guys! Thanks for sharing your talents with us as well : )