A little late (but hey, it’s really Monday this time, so yay). I hate when the first of the month falls on an awkward day of the week. Typing this quickly before I head out to the hospital for an observation….yikes!
4. Spaghetti & Meatballs
5. Ye Olde Boiled Dinner (NEW! …but old. Like from my childhood.)
6. FFY Buffet. Beginning the 10 day brining process for St. Patrick’s Day’s corned beef dinner!
7. italian baked eggs (NEW!)
8. suitNtie and I are out to dinner with friends.
9. pizza night: plain cheese.
10. Sunday Dinner: chicken croquettes
11. School Night: BFD: eggs, sausage, homefries, toast.
13. lower fat chicken & dumplings
14. School Night: grilled cheeses
15. crockpot beef stroganoff
MGCK started as a New Year's resolution for 2009. I wanted to start trying menu planning, a concept that I had stumbled across while looking for dinner ideas online. I dove into it with energy and unlike most diets, saw success immediately. The success only made me more interested in how I could improve, what new recipes I could find, etc. I started using my family blog for menu planning posts and it kind of started to take over. So, I decided to give my culinary fumblings their own home- and mygrandcentralkitchen.com was born.
Why "my grand central kitchen?" Well, I have two young children (one in preschool and one in Kindergarten). I am a nursing student as well as a stay at home mom. Cooking is a hobby for me. So you could say that aside from the playroom, the kitchen is the busiest room in my house and usually looks it. ;) It feels a bit like Grand Central Station, especially between 4 and 7 pm. I'm attempting to balance making nutritious, tasty meals with making meals that make as many people at our table happy. My oldest child makes that the most difficult: he's got some sensory issues with food that we are slowly but surely working through.
I hope that this blog gives me even more inspiration for my own home and the ability to inspire others in the kitchen, as well. I'll be posting not just menu planning and recipe links, but also interesting things I find online, things on my wishlist and recommendations, when I have the time. And who knows where it might go from there. :)
I certainly hope you enjoy the read.