My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I've been domesticated

Tonight I made dinner from scratch.  I'm trying to make some changes in our house and this is a start.  I want to go back to dinners at home that aren't fast food and overly processed like chicken nuggets and pizza rolls.  So far this week I made pancakes from scratch with bacon and eggs. 

Tonight I made 5 cheese mac and cheese:

stoplight peppers with spinach, mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese:

and fresh strawberries with powdered sugar:

  I googled recipes for a family of 5 under $10 and came up with a whole bunch of recipes that I am going to try.  I spent $130 at the grocery store today buying everything I would need.  I made so much mac and cheese tonight I actually put two containers in the freezer, and will have one for lunch tomorrow at work.  The peppers didn't go over to well in this house.  But at least Abby and Brigid were willing to put it in a wrap and try it.  Caroline tried them without a wrap.  Megan licked a mushroom and declared it  awful.  After dinner Brigid sat on the floor and and said dinner was "4 thumbs up.  You know, two thumbs and two big toes."  I love that kid.  I'm glad they enjoyed it.  Tomorrow night's dinner will be a bacon, egg, and cheese quiche.  Wish me luck!!

1 comment:

lifelove'n'wine said...

Good for you! It's fun to cook new things and change up the meal plan every now and then. That salad looks delicious.