Sunday, May 29, 2011

TRADER JOE'S DINNER & OUR VACATION


Sorry I haven't had a post all week. We've been on vacation in Southern California all week. Disneyland was the first stop on our list of things to do. We had a great time and the weather was PERFECT. The remainder of the week has just consisted of lots of relaxing by the pool and walking around the beautiful shopping areas around here. I have to give a big thanks to my sister-in-law who has allowed us to "borrow" her beautiful home for the week. It's been great being able to save money by making our own meals. I'm NOT one who loves to eat out (especially fast food) so having access to a full kitchen has made me very happy. I'm also very happy because there is a Trader Joe's right down the street from her house. I've love this place and they never disappoint. We were able to pick up the basics to make healthy meals at home. Here is a sample of one of them. I picked up a bag of frozen turkey meatballs...


and a jar of the most amazing tomato basil marinara I've ever had...


and a bag of brown rice noodles. Mix them all together and add a side dish of broccoli florets...


and you get a fast, easy, and nutritious dinner in minutes. I also made some whole wheat garlic toast on the side but I didn't get a picture of that. I did however get a picture of what happens when you mix marinara sauce with a 3 year old. Just a warning, this picture is very frightening for someone who isn't use to 3 year old eating habits.


What you can't see is that I have the seat of this nice dining room chair covered with a towel, maybe I should have covered the back as well but she didn't get anything on it.

We have two days left of vacation and plan of doing lots of fun things every minute of the day! Hope everyone has a great week!

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Well she looks like she enjoyed it!

Alisa said...

Now that is a good tip! Covering the chair with a towel.Looks like she enjoyed that meal too.

owlette said...

she looks like my sister at the end of a long day so tired:)

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