Awhile back, I came across a list on someones blog of 40 Things to Do Before Turning 40. I loved the idea and made my own '40 Things' list. I'm thinking of posting it here for added motivation and commitment, but then it scares me a little too.
What do you think, would you put something like that on your own blog?
In other news, I attended a Dream Dinners Open House tonight with a friend. Yes, it's pricey, and you could possibly make the meals for less, but the mess gets made in someone else's kitchen. They are quality meals perfect for when the well of recipe inspiration has run dry and you just can't bear feeding the kids another bowl of macaroni, ramen, or cereal for dinner (you know, not that I do that or anything). Besides, they saved my bacon a time or two when Ty was at chemo clinic or staying inpatient 4 days for chemo treatments.
I was so brain dead by the end of those hospital sessions that these gourmet meals were just what I needed. Check them out, they even do 'parties' where you invite guests, sample that month's recipes, and make a (generous) 3 serving entree -the hostess ends up with one free dinner for each session her guests schedule. And there are 17 options to choose from each month. Just to be clear, no one has asked me to review them or even given me anything to tell you about it, I just really like the food and the service (it's run by two moms and we moms need to stick together!)
If you're too busy to assemble your own order, you can pay a fee to have it done for you - very cool! This month I highly recommend the Chicken Yakatori Over Rice and the Chicken with Sesame Honey Butter. They use whole grain pastas and rice (but you can substitute the white versions if you like). I think I have a food crush. Find a location near you and happy dinner!