Monday Musings… on a Tuesday

1. Apparently WordPress has felt my absence and decided to pay me back by being resistant to a posting yesterday. So here we are with a Monday Musings post… on Tuesday!

 

2. It’s been nearly a month since my last post, and for that I apologize! Cuddling and playing with my sweet baby girl has occupied the majority of my time, though I have been cooking every now and then.

John has continued to offer his help in the kitchen, and one of his recent meals of note was an amazing buffalo chicken pizza. He breaded chicken tenders (technically “stir fry” chicken strips, I think) with panko breadcrumbs, pan-fried them, cut them into pieces, tossed ’em in buffalo sauce, and scattered them over whole wheat pizza dough with shredded mozzarella and cheddar. I tossed together a blue cheese dipping sauce consisting of Greek yogurt, olive oil mayo, crumbled blue cheese, and milk. I didn’t think to take a picture of the finished product – and it doesn’t really require a written recipe – but it was fan-flipping-tastic! Definitely my new favorite homemade pizza, and it will undoubtedly become a regular in the Friday Pizza Night rotation.

 

3. I turned the big 3-0 on February 27! For some reason being 30 makes me feel like more of an adult than I felt when buying a house or having a baby.

I’m pretty sure the third decade will be my best yet :).

 

My actual birthday was pretty low-key, but the weekend prior I test-drove and John bought me a brand-spankin’ new 2013 silver Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I am absolutely in love with! I’ve always driven sedans (though I learned how to drive in the family mini van), so driving an SUV is foreign territory for me. I’m really enjoying it!

 

4. I do have some recipe ideas brewing in the back of my mind, but I’ve found that my culinary creative juices have not been flowing like they used to. Brainstorming recipes just isn’t one of my priorities lately, so if you have any requests for healthified recipes you’d like me to experiment with, please let me know!

10 thoughts on “Monday Musings… on a Tuesday

  1. Hooray for baby time! Mine was born on Novemebr 10 and I can’t get enough of her. My cooking has taken a back seat for sure! I was wondering if might have a recipe for pistachio muffins? I found some at the grocery store taht are delicious but they are not healthy and I would love a healthier version of them.

  2. The pizza recipe does sound pretty delicious for a healthy diet meal. Me and my fiance love making healthy homemade pizza’s and this idea will definitely be used by us in the near future. Happy birthday and I cannot wait to hear more recipes from you. Sometimes you just need to step away from something for a little bit and eventually you will feel the creativity flow like usual.

  3. Congrats on the car!! Lily is simply gorgeous…take all the time you need!! That pizza sounded incredible and I’m, no joke, making all of that Friday night!! :)

  4. Happy Birthday! Having a baby is a great thing. And I know by myself than cooking at the time when your baby is around is not the easiest thing :-)

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