Tuesday, March 13, 2012

T Wants a Garden part 3: Planting Seeds to Sprout Indoors

A stormy noon in early March led to a lovely afternoon full of climbing trees and planting a few seeds. 

T watched in amazement as the pellets expanded.

He quickly realized as he knocked the "towers" down his hands were getting dirty!

 The fun part. Poking holes for seeds and placing the seeds in the holes. We planted some lettuce, spinach, and broccoli seeds.

Watering the newly planted seeds. We then carried the tray downstairs into my basement laundry room where it is sitting right now. Some seedlings have already sprouted.

Once we were done planting, T climbed some low branches of a tree for the first time ever. Sitting there with me holding him he kept exclaiming "it's so beautiful up here!" He was simply enthralled with the view.

 It's about time to plant some more seeds according to my book. We'll plan on buying more seeds this week.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Menu Plan Monday:Easy Busy Week (& recipe)

T is just finishing his afternoon nap.Definitely still needs them (even if he doesn't always like them). It's a great time of day for me too and I understand why Mom insisted on quiet time even when I was beyond napping age. Oh, the memories of cutting out and dressing my Tom Tierny paper dolls during rest time. I collected quite a few. Meanwhile I have a few minutes to blog this week's menu plan and link it up on Org Junkie!
Sunday: T is THREE!!! Birthday dinner per his request:
Macaroni and Cheese
Cherry Tomatoes
Spinach Nuggets* easy yummy recipe at bottom of post*
Ranch dip
Cupcakes and ice cream
Monday: leftovers
BBQ Nuggets
Cole Slaw
Wednesday :
Roast chicken
Cole Slaw
Bbq beans
BBQ beans
BBQ sandwiches
Apples & honey
Friday: pizza w friends
Saturday : w inlaws
Sunday: extended family bday dinner for T and his 2nd cousin A.W.
Spinach Nuggets
1 9oz box frozen chopped spinach
1 egg
Cheese (I used abt 1/3-1/2 c Cheddar mixed w Jack. It was eyeballed)
Pinch salt
Bread crumbs to coat
Thaw spinach. Mix with egg and cheese. In cake pan spread bread crumbs. Press mixture into crumbs. Sprinkle more breadcrumbs over evenly. Bake in 425 oven for about 10 minutes. Cut into bite size squares, remove with pie server, and serve with ranch.
The family devoured them.