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Entries from March 2012

A Lighter Shade of Green for St. Patrick’s Day {Leprechaun Smoothies}

March 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I’m not sure when St. Patrick’s Day became a national holiday nearly on par with Christmas. I know it can be a slow slog through the months of school between winter and spring breaks, but we still have a few stray pieces of Valentine’s candy around and now we’re in full-fledged leprechaun territory. And for [...]

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Tags: breakfast · healthy eating · kids cook monday · recipes

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

March 5th, 2012 · 8 Comments

When she heard I was finally conquering my slow cooker phobia, my friend Jill was quick to share her favorite black bean soup recipe. I made a few substitutions, starting with vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it Meatless Monday-friendly. Instead of the spicy serrano pepper I used a canned chipotle pepper with a [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · slow cooker · soup · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! {and Yink’s Pink Ink Drink}

March 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments

We’re big fans of Dr. Seuss around here. The boy has been looking forward to PBS Kids’ Cat-in-the-Hat-a-thon all week — and, he even has the day off school so he can camp out in front of the tv in his pjs to watch. Meanwhile, I made a Seuss breakfast: Lorax pancakes, green eggs and [...]

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Tags: breakfast · cooking with kids · kids cook book soup · recipes