Thursday, October 6, 2011

Big News!

Hello dear readers-

I apologize for the lack of posts. Last week was a little crazy getting ready for Maevy's school's fundraising event. We had family in town for said event. Then I left Sunday night for a work conference. I returned late Tuesday night, and awoke Wednesday to contractors in my house by 7:30am tearing up the tile in our kitchen/bathroom. Yay!

So what's the news? I've moved the blog to wordpress, changed the design, oh...and changed the name!

Click here to view the new site. I'm working on getting the old RSS feed to forward to the new one; so if you get a chance, go ahead and update your RSS feed with the new site info.

Check out the new About page for one last special announcement.

So follow Maevy, and come on over to TaylorsEast!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Activity Tuesday: Cheekwood Trains!

This week we headed to Cheekwood to the outdoor Trains! exhibit. It was actually very cool and I was impressed by all of the replicas of Tennessee landmarks that were amongst the tracks. It was a great way to spend a gorgeous fall day, plus perfect weather for picture taking.

 nice pose, Maev.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

9/25 Menu

I always know it's fall/football season when our go-to Saturday lunch is fresh veggies with ranch dip and buffalo chicken. We had some leftover chicken from the Buffalo Chicken Salad which was perfect. Yum! I also spent the morning roasting a bunch of acorn and other winter squashes. I pureed them all and threw my mixture in a be used later this week.

Here's the plan for the week-

Day 1- Applesauce Pork Loin with Acorn Squash and Apple Puree (I'm thinking I'll add some spices and serve some sauteed apples on the side)

Day 2- Pasta with Baked Cherry Tomatoes

Day 3- Ground Beef Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Day 4- Tomato Eggplant Gratin

Day 5- Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions

Day 6- Seared Ahi Tuna and Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette


Friday, September 23, 2011

9/18 Pick of the Week

Buffalo Chicken Salad
I can't remember if we've made this salad before, but Ryan's a fan of anything buffalo. Aren't all guys? I was actually pretty impressed how well just soaking and then baking the skinless chicken breasts really kept the flavor and heat of the hot sauce. We didn't make our own blue cheese dip and actually opted for store bought caesar dressing. Still good! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Activity Tuesday: Belmont Mansion

This week we headed to the Belmont Mansion, on the campus of Belmont University.

Their website says it's largest house museum in Tennessee. I didn't read this before we went, but I was thinking it throughout the tour. It's huge! I was impressed with amount the original furniture they had in the house and the collections of China they still had. The docents were extremely knowledgeable and easily answered some of Ryan's odd-ball questions. Maevy did pretty well, but we had to bail a little early as it neared her naptime.
We forgot the camera at the Mansion, but remembered it later that night out at our 1st ever S'More Party. She looks pretty excited, right? Yum.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

9/18 Menu

Man, I love seasons. The fall weather makes me want pumpkin beer and soup! Here's the plan for the week-

Day 1- Mashed Potato Soup

Day 2- Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas and Ginger

Day 3- Homemade Pepperoni Pizza (from last week)

Day 4- Lemon Crusted Fish with Winter Squash Puree

Day 5- Mushroom Noodle Pasta Bake

Day 6- Buffalo Chicken Salad


Friday, September 16, 2011

9/11 Pick of the Week

Avocado Hummus Cucumber Sandwich
This was a very simple supper, but I loved it. Luckily Ryan was out this night because he doesn't like avocado or hummus. Strange! Serve with some pita chips on the side. Yum!
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