EAT | August Dinners

Phew. I thought I was going to have to skip August. My little post-it notes (that I keep record on) disappeared and since I find it difficult to recall what we had for dinner a few days ago, I knew I wouldn’t be able to remember an entire month. But, lucky me (and you!), they had just fallen behind into another drawer.

In the last few months I ditched my dairy-free diet restriction since it wasn’t bothering my son anymore, so most meals now include cheese or some sort of milk product in the recipe. At the end of these months, after once again eating all the dairy I’ve ever wanted, I remembered why being dairy-free feels so good. After this holiday season is over (and I have baked everything on this planet with real butter), I might put myself on a semi-dairy-free diet. I love dairy, but it doesn’t always love me back. I should probably be an adult and learn how to control my intake. ­čÖé

Enjoy the list, and I’ll try to not enjoy dairy so much.

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EAT | Homemade Mac + Cheese

(This intro is long. But down there (somewhere) is the recipe.)

I like macaroni and cheese. It’s true. There. I said it. I always have, and I imagine I always will. Unfortunately, as it’s not the most low-calorie meal, so does my daughter.

Last summer when I was pregnant with my son, I made mac and cheese almost every day because not only did my daughter eat it and ask for seconds, but I could also finish the pot and we wouldn’t have leftovers. I was absolutely acting as the best martyr I could and well if that involved taking one for the team and eating all the rest of the macaroni then by golly I was going to do it. I was making Kraft, Velveeta, Annie’s, whatever I could get my hands on. When I was out, I made it from scratch. I was (am, let’s be honest) a cheese addict.

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EAT | July Dinners

July. Now, July was a different animal for our meals. I had had about enough with my go-to, boring, easy meals and decided to pull out my menu folder.

Generally I will go online to find recipes, but, as all analog-paper-lovers go, I have an ever-growing stack of paper recipes that I’ve pulled from magazines or collected from cooking classes.

I went through these and found a handful of recipes that would fill up a week’s worth of food and got to cooking.

Boy am I glad I did. Now I have new go-tos and they feel fresh and easy.

Here you go, with links to the recipes if I could find them online.

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EAT | May Dinners

I’m aware it’s August. That being said, I’m barely aware that it’s mid-August because somehow the last three weeks (months?) have flown by and I cannot account for the time.

Luckily I’ve been keeping huge post-its in the drawer with our meals so you all can keep up with what we’ve been eating. (Let’s be honest, these posts are only for me at this point.)

Here we go.

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EAT | March Dinners

I know it’s May. I’m a bit behind. That’s actually a pretty accurate statement for my life in general right now. I mean, I spent yesterday finally filing emails that had been in my inbox for a few┬ámonths┬á(and this is from someone who usually keeps less than 25 emails in my inbox period), so as you can imagine writing about our dinners hasn’t exactly been top priority.

However. Now that I’ve gotten a lot of other little things off my list, here come the meals.

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