Hey friend 🖐
It's only been one week since I last wrote one of these posts, but I feel like so much has changed around here!
First up - All of our kids are in school. This may seem trivial, but Lucas started half day pre-school on Wednesday and it's the first time he has been away from me at all during the week. It feels so strange!
Not only does it feel strange, but Lucas is totally carrying himself differently too, er maybe I'm just looking into it too much, but I swear he seems like he has grown up so much just in the past few days.
As if preschool wasn't exciting enough, I also finally decided to write a cookbook!
I've had this idea for awhile now, but kept putting it off. I had so many excuses as to why it would never work out ... not the least of which is that I have only been blogging for a little over 8 months, I have no publisher and my social following isn't nearly close to that of the big name cookbook authors.
But, if there is one thing that starting this blog has taught me, it's that there is no time like the present to start working on what you want. I also realized that most of my hesitation came from a fear of failure.
What if it's terrible? What if I never get a publisher? What if no one buys it?
These (plus SO many more) thoughts were going through my mind, and still are from time to time. But really what's the worst that can happen?
So, you can expect to see my first cookbook sometime in the next year! It will be full of low carb and low sugar recipes geared toward kids and families!
I came up with the idea this past summer, when I was really struggling to find a wide variety of keto friendly foods that my kids would enjoy.
I will definitely keep you posted on the process - and I also would love to know what recipes you, or more importantly, your kids would like to see in the cookbook so let me know down in the comments below!
This weeks menu:
Here are the recipes for this weeks menu:
- Pork Tocino is one I am working on for the blog, so no recipe yet, but be on the lookout!
- Bacon Crusted Chicken - try this ASAP, it's AMAZING!
- Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
- Chicken, Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole
- Crispy Chicken tenders
- Jicama Fries
- Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- Almond Butter Mug Cake
- Breakfast Scrambles
- Homemade Lunchables
- Mason Jar Lunches - recipes coming soon!
- Marinated Mozzarella
- Raspberry Almond Chia Pudding
So that's it! As always - Drop me a comment and let me know what's on your menu this week!