Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Let's eat!

Dinner at our house. :)

I found a great local place to buy grass fed humanly raised beef. Love supporting a small time local farmer and it's a better price than grass fed beef from the store, can't beat that! It's about 40 minutes away so I'm buying a month supply at a time, but I'd like to switch over to going in on a whole cow with someone else and buying a half a cow to store away in the deep freeze, makes it even cheaper that way and less running around but more money up front.

When I make meat loaf it's more of a veggie meat loaf. ;) I add in finely chopped carrot, onion, and celery. Sometimes I add in some chives and garlic. A couple eggs, and some flax and almond meal. Oats in a normal add in and I'm sure it would be good but half of us can't eat oats. So we go with grain free.

Add in your seasonings of choice...

And mash it by hand! My kid's favorite part, ha ha! We like to really get into our food prep. ;)

Leiella's personalized touch.

Warming up some spaghetti squash that I cooked prior. I often cook huge batches of different types of squash and then prep and store in the fridge so I can quickly and easily add them to a meal. We eat a lot of squash. Good thing we all like it. ;)

Garlic green beans.

Roasted cauliflower, which is like my favorite ever right now! I use coconut oil liberally (avocado oil is good as well) and season with sea salt, black pepper and nutritional yeast (which makes them seem kind of cheesy). Bake on high around 425 until nice and roasted. I love the crispy bits.

And there you go, dinner is served. :)

My kids love cooking with me and so they take turns on who helps with what. The boys can pretty much make breakfast for everyone on their own now, with little supervision. Our breakfasts usually consist of eggs in some form or another, so not too difficult. I swear some day I'm going to make a cookbook just covering the many different ways you can include eggs in your breakfast. ;) I'm currently working towards them being able to take turns making dinner on their own so I can get a break every once and a while. ;) For now I'm enjoying teaching them how to cook from scratch and eat wholesome healthy meals that fit our family's needs. They are so excited when we get to use something from the garden in our meals, I just love how excited they get telling their daddy what part of the meal is from our garden, or the community garden. Summer cooking is fun! Except for the heat. That parts not fun. ;) Lots of salads and out door grilling, sounds good this time of year! We've been having a heat wave, for a Washingtonian at least, so meal prep lately has been a little less enjoyable. Frankly all house work is miserable in the heat! My house is suffering a bit. ;)

1 comment:

Kat said...

That all looks delicious! And I would totally buy a cookbook from you!