The little one is now a few weeks old. Hopefully the worst of the sleepless nights are behind us. He’s so tiny but is growing out of looking like a wrinkly red newborn and is looking more and more like a baby. There hasn’t been a lot to our days except for getting to know the new one and settling in as a family.
Here’s what I’m eating and reading this week:
Weekly menu plans (for two weeks because, let’s face it, I have my hands full at the moment and didn’t get last week’s post up):
Sunday: lemon-ginger chicken (from Cherry Bombe cookbook), baguette, green beans
Monday: Leftover pasta, Brussels sprouts
Tuesday: lamb & pea pasta bake, roasted broccoli
Wednesday: “The Green Monster” barley and vegetable skillet from Myers & Chang cookbook (we added some baked tofu to round out the meal)
Thursday: Steak tips and leftover barley-vegetable skillet
Friday: Pink spaghetti (from Cherry Bombe cookbook), leftover steak tips, broccoli slaw
Saturday: salmon with beets and oranges
Sunday: Creamy shrimp pasta with green beans
Monday: Red curry squash soup (from Myers & Chang cookbook) with ginger chicken and roasted cauliflower
Tuesday: Leftover soup and broccoli melts (from Smitten Kitchen cookbook)
Wednesday: Brussels and 3-cheese pasta bake (from Smitten Kitchen cookbook), roasted cauliflower
Friday: Roasted salmon, beet and citrus salad, rice pilaf
Saturday: lemony pan-seared pork chop, rice pilaf, green beans
Some things I’m reading around the internet and in book form lately:
Talking about healthy vaginas
A list of 50 books recommended by Ramit Sethi
This is a beautiful book, and I wasn’t sure if I was more excited to flip through it for myself or to keep it on hand for my daughter (and now, also, my son) as they grow up. While I really enjoyed reading the book, it’s much more of a visual experience, and I didn’t spend a ton of time with the actual material. Ultimately, I envision What We See in the Stars taking a space alongside D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths and Mizielinska’s Maps as beautiful reference books my kids will read.
The focus of the book are the descriptions and drawings of constellations in the night sky, including reference information and background details on the origin stories of the constellation names. What I was surprised (and delighted by) was the additional material Oseid included on modern constellations as well as the planets in the solar system. There was so much more information than just a summary of constellations. One of the minor bummers was that the descriptions of the constellations didn’t include information on locating them in the sky or indicate which ones could be seen from different points in the world. A bit of detail on locating the constellations would make this book more of a helpful reference. As it stands, its a gorgeously illustrated and interesting book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.