Cleaning Up…

by Cate on December 7, 2005

Regular visitors might notice a change on my sidebar. I’m trying to make it a little easier to find a recipe you might be looking for, so I’ve put in a drop-down menu, and you can now find recipes I’ve made by category. If a dish seems like it could be in more than one category, then it went in more than one place. This cleans up the sidebar a bit and makes it a snap to find a recipe. Unfortunately, this also reminded me how far behind I am on posting my recipes up on the sidebar, so I’ll be working on that in the weeks to come.

No dinner report tonight. I was out, so hit a drive-thru on the way home, and the boys went to the diner. Nicholas had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon (he’s still in the 90-95th percentile for height — sure doesn’t get that from me!), and when he came home with The Husband and saw my car already here, he said, “Oooh, Mama’s home! Maybe she’s cooking for us!” Geesh, I already have a reputation with my three-year-old!

I had planned to get some cooking done, but you know how vacation days can get away from you real fast. I got a ton of organizing done in my home office, and a few errands, and before I knew it, the day was gone! Tomorrow, there will be cooking though, because I’m working on figuring out my Supper Club offerings, and am choosing things that I can get done tomorrow night, to make life a little easier. :)

The theme for this month’s Supper Club is Summer in December, and I know, at the very least, I’m making Jordanian Lemonade. You’ll have to check back tomorrow to see what else makes the grand plan.

Just a short post tonight, since time escaped me a bit while working on the sidebar. I’ll leave you with the Top 10 Power Foods that was just published by LHJ. Most of them I’ve seen on various lists before, although I don’t remember bell peppers and strawberries being on previously. That’s all for tonight folks. Tune in tomorrow to see what’s cooking for Supper Club. Until then…

Top 10 Power Foods
Almonds
(contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat; one ounce a day reduces bad cholesterol and overall heart risk; rich in calcium, they deliver a lot of protein, copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium and B and E vitamins)
Bell Peppers (lots of vitamins A, B and C, which combats heart disease. Red peppers also has extra lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that may reduce the risk of various cancers)
Blueberries (a champion of antioxidants)
Broccoli (oodles of vitamin C and calcium, low in calories and zero fat)
Grapes (rich in nutrients that protect blood vessels and heart muscle from tissue damage)
Spinach (great source of iron, and good low-calorie, nonfat alternative to meat; huge amounts of calcium and vitamin K, which promotes bone health)
Olive Oil (lowers levels of LDL cholesterol, rich in antioxidants and vitamin E)
Strawberries (filled with heart-healthy nutrients that minimize the damage caused by LDL cholesterol, reduced inflamed arterties and helps protect against cancer)
Tomatoes (reduces risk of various cancers)
Whole Grains (boosts metabolism and controls blood sugar; lowers risk of diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart disease)

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Anonymous December 7, 2005 at 11:13 am

Missindi,

Love your drop-downs! The site rocks ;-}

gabbyh

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Kimbie December 7, 2005 at 1:20 pm

I really enjoy reading your blog : ) Have highlighted several recipes, but have yet to try them – so many, it’s overwhelming!

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Cate December 11, 2005 at 5:36 am

Thanks, Gabby! Took me a little while (ok, a lot of while!) to figure them out, but I think it makes it easier to find things.

Kimbie – thanks for visiting, and the tag!

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