Wow! I bet anyone visiting here for the last week was beginning to wonder what happened! Well, we have returned from a road trip to the mid-west to visit family. It was a good trip, and My Boys held up really well during the 20 hour trip. Lots of movies, games and activities - and don't forget a cooler full of sandwiches, drinks and snacks! Now that we have returned, I have an empty fridge and no time to go shopping. Which is why there isn't much to blog about. I've been using pantry staples and items from the freezer to keep us well fed.
Keeping a well-stocked freezer is key for weeks like this. Some people may wonder why I take the time to cook up batches of marinara sauce thorughout the winter months. The main reason is so that when I want to do a quick meal of spaghetti and meatballs I don't have to use a sauce from a jar - I know exactly what's in the sauce I use. I always keep some Trader Joe's Party Size Meatballs on hand becuase the boys love them and they are the perfect size for them to eat easily. I hope to make up my own meatballs this winter so that I can have a stash in the freezer.
My posting may be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks between social commitments and trips to the shore. So, stick with me and I'll post whenever I can. I do appreciate everyone who stops by just to vist, and will do my best to respond to all comments over the next few weeks.