Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for May 3rd

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marin mama cooks weekly dinner menu for May 3rd

Happy Sunday peeps! It’s 10:00 and I’m honestly sitting here struggling with what to say to introduce this weekly menu. I’ve been typing text.. then deleting it.. re-typing something else.. then deleting that. This is honestly how I’ve spent the last 2 hours, so I’m just going be honest and admit to you all that I’m at a loss for words today, and I’m in a total writing rut. Whew, that felt good and liberating. To be honest, there really wasn’t anything exciting, or should I say blog worthy that happened this past week. It was my last week working for Paradise, so I kind of spent the week finishing up and closing up shop, which is exciting, but sad and scary …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for April 26th

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marin mama's weekly dinner menu for April 26th

Don’t those cookies and brownies look amazing?  Those brownies are my absolute favorite brownies in the world, hence the name, Robert’s absolute best brownies! They’re rich, fudgey and basically a chocolate lovers dream.  Those chocolate chip cookies are the bomb, seriously, they’re the best chocolate chip cookies!  Try one of them, or try them both, and you will be a happy camper, that is, if you like sweets! I made both of the above desserts as a thank you to to one of my favorite corporate catering clients for their business this past year. I walked in with a full container of sweets for all of my gals, and left with an empty container and a very happy client! That’s the …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for April 19th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for April 19th

First off, I LOVE this picture of Zoe. I took it this past fall when we were in the city for one of Eli’s soccer games. We had some down time before the game, so we decided to do a photo shoot (which was SO much fun).  Zoe is a total natural in front of the camera and she just blows me away at how naturally gorgeous she is, and her smile radiates life. I feel like this photo totally captured who she is, and who she is becoming! I love you Zoe! Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been 2 weeks since I posted a recipe on the blog.  Sorry for being such a slacker guys, but I have a …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for November 2nd

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for November 2nd

See the artsy photo of the above juices? That was me attempting to go on a mini one-day juice cleanse!  Maybe you didn’t catch the word attempting, because I attempted, but failed my one-day juice cleanse.  Yes, Marin mama failed a one-day juice cleanse. LAME!Zoe and her friend Madelaine came home as I was taking a photo of the juices for a future blog post, and they didn’t think that my cleanse looked too appetizing.  Zoe’s like, “really mom, you’re going to drink all of these juices? Have fun and good luck!” She didn’t think I would make it through the morning because she knows how much I love and crave my morning oats and coffee!

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for October 5th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for October 5th

First off, I need you to all know that this is totally not a Marin mama approved cereal.  I had to post this as my opening shot though because I thought it was hilarious that a somewhat healthy food blogger like me has a photo of their son giving the thumbs up to a box of Lucky Charms.  It just makes me chuckle.  Let me give you the background on why Eli is holding up a box of Lucky Charms.  Eli is turning 10 this week, (Happy Birthday Eli) and each year for his birthday he gets to pick out one sugar cereal to enjoy and consume over the next week or so, till it’s gone (it doesn’t last past …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for August 24th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for August 24th

Sorry I’m a bit late (oops, it’s 10:00 on Sunday evening) in my posting of the weekly menu today, but we were awakened at 3:30 in the morning by an earthquake, and needless to say we’re all a bit rattled over here.  The good news is that there wasn’t any damage and we’re all ok!  Whew!  I definitely don’t want to experience another one of those anytime soon. So the kids and I took a mini vacation recently to Carmel Valley to visit our girlfriend Hilary and her family.  It was a wonderful mini vacation, and even though it was short, it totally re-charged my batteries.  The best part was that we all got to spend some quality time together, …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for August 3rd

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marin mama's weekly dinner menu for August 3rd

That’s a picture of Eli and his peeps before they boarded the bus for sleep away camp.  I love the boy’s sneakers.  It’s all about sport shorts and neon colored sneakers!  Eli’s sneakers used to be this bright red neon color, but after a few weeks of playing in the dirt, they dulled out to a brownish red, so he laced them up some new neon yellow laces to add back a splash of color.  So, yes, Eli went to his first sleep away camp and LOVED it.  He came home exhausted and dirty, but he was begging to go back next year, so that’s a great sign. I also think it helped that he was with his 5 best buddies at camp and that …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for July 6th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for July 6th

Isn’t Eli such a cutie?  I love this picture of him posing with his new favorite yogurt drink, Slingshot!  Slingshot is actually a local product made and developed here in the Bay Area, which I think is pretty cool. The drink is pretty genius in fact, as there’s a little packet of goodies wrapped around the bottle that contains toasted oats, almond bits, chia seeds, honey and sunflower oil.  Eli thinks that the packet is the coolest thing and loves opening it and pouring into his yogurt.  This drink is packed with fiber, protein, live and active probiotics and Omega 3 fatty acids, so it’s a win win for any kid or adult in fact.  Anyway, I thought I would …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for June 22nd

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for June 22nd

It’s official, I have a high schooler now!   Zoe had her 8th grade graduation this past Thursday and there was not a dry eye in the house.  Seeing all of these kids that I’ve known since kindergarten walk down the aisle one by one to take their seats, blew me away.  They all looked all so grown up in their suits and dresses that I was in awe.  When did this happen?  When did my little pumpkin grow up into this beautiful girl I see today.  It seems like yesterday when she was toddling around the house.  It goes by so fast, so for those of you that have little ones, savor these days and just know that in …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for May 18th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for May 18th

I hope all of you moms out there had a fabulous Mothers Day. I seriously had one of the best Mothers Days yet.  It was a day filled with love and play from start to finish.  I started off the morning with huge hugs and cards and from both the kids, I went on an amazing run and then Zoe and I headed over to spend the afternoon in the sun watching Eli play baseball. The coaches totally scored points with us moms.  They had the boys line up on the field with a rose in their hand, and they all chimed in at the same time and said, “Happy Mothers Day.”  I mean how adorable is that?   All of us …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for May 11th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for May 11th

Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out there!  I took this above picture on my run a few weeks ago because I was feeling loved, and just felt like drawing a heart in the dirt to express that feeling and symbolize the moment!  Running makes me feel like that, it makes me feel alive, free, full of appreciation for life and love!  I’m especially feeling the love today because it’s Mothers Day, and I’m grateful to be a mom to two of the most amazing kids in the world.  So today I’m celebrating them, and celebrating us.

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for April 13th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for April 13th

Yesterday the kids and I had a day in the city.  We had to go shopping for new spring clothes as well as a graduation and party dress for Zoe, so we decided to make a whole afternoon and evening out of it.  The shopping trip was a success as we found 2 dresses for Zoe, and Eli scored with a bunch of new spring clothes as well as these neon sneakers he’s sporting in the below photo.  Eli is sneaker obsessed, and the brighter the sneakers are the better.  He really wanted these red neon sneakers and has had his eyes on them for the past month.  Everytime we would go into Nordstroms he would grab these sneakers, come …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for April 7th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for April 7th

Ok, I know I’m a day late here, but I took the weekend off from the blog and got out and played, as it was so gorgeous out! It’s totally ice cream eating weather, as you can see from the above photo of Eli and his buddy Isaac, and ice cream eating weather makes me crave the great outdoors, not being indoors plugging away on the computer.  So, because I was a slacker and played rather than worked this past weekend, this post is going to be short and sweet.  I’m going to dive right into the weekly menu, so you can all get started on your meal prep.  So here’s what I’m attempting to make up this week…

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for March 30th

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Marin mama's weekly dinner menu for March 30th

Yes, that above photo is the start of something amazing I tell you.  I baked up some ham and Gruyère cheese stuffed french toast the other night for dinner (I will post the recipe this week) and it was amazing, and needless to say it got the double thumbs up from both of the kids.  I mean Eli was literally licking his plate, of course he slathered his piece with maple syrup, but he was still licking his plate, and that makes any mom happy.  Sometimes breakfast for dinner is the best! So, it’s been a while since I posted a weekly dinner menu, (December 2013) but I figured it was about time for this series to come back.  I’ve …

Marin mama’s weekly dinner menu for December 1st

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weekly dinner menu for December 1st

Happy December everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to those of you celebrating Hanukkah!  I can’t believe that we only have 25 days till Christmas. I haven’t even begun my Christmas shopping or even thought about ordering or putting together our Christmas cards. I’m just accepting that I’m one of those last-minute gals, even though every year I say to myself that next year I’m going to start my cards and shopping early, I never do.   I have come to admit and accept that I’m just a procrastinator. So check out this picture of the kids, it was from last December.  I can’t believe how much the kids have changed within a year. …