What’s for dinner?

Let’s talk about dinner for a minute! So we have been on a quest to become vegetarians or should I say semi I LOVE seafood so that is may be my weakness. But so far we have been doing a pretty good job at this at least over the last couple of weeks. I thought I would share what we had for dinner last night, and my goal is to post a what’s for dinner post at least once a week. So last night we had Meat(less) bean casserole. It was very good! Thanks to e-mealz our quest has gotten a lot easier. The casserole was a big hit with everyone in my family. Normally we have leftovers, well this time my kids were scrapping the pot. My hubby couldn’t even get seconds because the kids devoured it! I think that some people are just naturally vegetarians and I believe my kids excluding big baby are natural vegetarians. They love vegetables and every veggie meal I have cooked this far they have loved. So the journey continues…..  Check out e-mealz for more great dinner plans!

Father Daughter Dinner

So for Valentines Day my DH took his DD out to dinner for a father daughter dinner! They were so excited to go on a date with daddy. They got to ride in a limo, which just blew them away! Our local Chick Fil A has a daddy daughter dinner. They convert the entire restaurant into a 5 star feel. The servers all wore black pants with white shirts and ties. They had a harp player, and other neat activities. They got to get all dressed up, for their date! This meant alot to my DH because as we like to say he is their first example of what a man is and how a man should treat them! I think he is doing pretty good, making his act hard to follow! 

A veggie night!

Last night I decided to have a veggie night! As I stated in recent post, we are trying to slowly remove ourselves from meat or at least get down to eating only fish. It is definitely a work in progress and a journey. My eldest daughter wants to be a chef when she grows up, so I promised her I would buy her a cook book and we would cook our way through it! Kinda like the movie julia and julia! She has been holding me to it. I haven’t bought the cook book yet, but we have been preparing meals together. I have always wanted to make a homemade pizza so I decided to go through with it! We had SO MUCH FUN!! In fact I think we are going to have an official pizza night every week it was so much fun. Not to mention the pizza was delicious, and whole lot cheaper than ordering one. We made a veggie salad to go with it. This time I made an asian style fruit salad. It had mango, apples, tomatoes, lots of eggs for protein, cucumber, cheese, carrots, and we used an asian sesame salad dressing. Our pizza had mushroom, green peppers, onions, and fat free cheese on it! This experience was a family affair. My son was the photographer for the evening! So I hope you enjoy his first ever photo shoot!

The kids cut up mango to put into our wonderful salad.

Daddy added the eggs, as the kids watched with such great interest! The eggs were steaming hot, and they were impressed with the fact that daddy could hold such a hot egg! The girls said daddy was a man. Then they said Big Brad was a man too, daddy had then tell them the “true” definition of a man. Someone who pays his own bills, and provides for his family! I know we have such interesting family discussions.
Princess and Bossy spreading sauce on their pizzas. They were so excited. 
Big brad put on our nice and healthy fat free cheese! 
 we put our pizza into the oven and let them bake for about 20 min or so!
 It came out just right. Perfectly crunchy and delicious.  our salad was equally as good! 
It was a great night of family fun, and a veggie dinner! Who said leaving meat behind wouldn’t be fun!!! 

How do you juggle it all?

I get asked the question how do you fit photography into your life as a mother and wife? Which to me is an odd question, I mean there are mothers who work full time out of the home and I don’t think they get asked this question. Needless to say I thought I would post a little information about how I juggle it all! There is a little place here called a dinner afare. I owe a lot to this company. This is how we do dinner in our house. I go there every 2 weeks prepare 12 meals, freeze them then cook them when I am ready. It is so great! I mean in reality before dinner afare we ate the same thing over and over. It’s hard to think of 12 different things to cook in a 2 week time spand. Well with them, I can do that. They have 15 menu items, and I pick 12. My family loves it, and we eat dinner every night together. One less thing I have to worry about. On top of that my hubby and I get a date day/night! We go together and prepare our meals. It gives us an hour to 2 hours together alone. So I thought I share that little fun fact about how I manage photography and dinner! More to come!