The end of last week I lost my motivation. It was hard to get excited about being in the kitchen. When the Hubs works his 4 day shifts that is usually what happens. I'm glad my kids love my cooking (most of the time), but it is always so much more satisfying to make a delicious meal for the Hubs who is always full of compliments. Compliments make me happy, but who can honestly disagree with that. This week however, the Hubs will be home more, and we have a big day to celebrate... Thursday is our anniversary! We've been married for 10 years, together for 11, and best friends for 13. Every day I still wonder how I got so lucky to have a wonderful, hardworking, man in my life. So, Friday night rather than celebrating out, we are sending the kids to spend the night with their wonderful Auntie, and we're cooking some of our favorites together!
Carne Asada Tacos on fresh tortillas
Spicy Black Beans
Peanut Tamarind Sweet Potato Curry (a family favorite)
Key-Style Citrus Chicken
Cous Cous, or Quinoa
Jell-o (the girls have been begging me to let them make a jell-o.)
Friday: The Anniversary Dinner
Ravioli with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Chocolate Souffle (we only do this once a year, but I think it needs to happen more often).
Stir Fried Veggies
Balsamic Cherry Pork Chops
Roasted Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes
Rolls or bread