Tuesday’s Tidings!

Tuesday's Tidings

Hers

1. Well, spring has definitely sprung and you know how I know? Suddenly I’m sneezing with more frequency and my throat is tightening up from all the sneezing. I have such a love/hate relationship with this time of the year.

2. Because it’s spring, I’ve been going on a cleaning rampage since last week. Every day I’m adding to the never-ending list. Yesterday, I cleaned out all of my cupboards and pantry and removed all of the expired items. I could not believe how many there were. I’m actually pretty embarrassed by it. I felt like a pantry food hoarder! But my shelves look clean and kind of bare, but it’s also really nice….

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Weekly Menu Mar 30-April 5: Easter Inspiration

Weekly Menu

This Sunday is Easter! I thought that instead of writing up a whole menu, I would just share some past recipes that could help you menu plan.

Is it just me, or is everyone else in shock that Easter is this week!? It feels like it should still be a few weeks off. But regardless, I love love love Easter. To me, it is the first holiday that signifies that spring is finally here and here in the Pacific Northwest, Easter isn’t complete without a few springy rain showers. How about you? What does your Easter weather usually look like?…

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

 At the beginning of the month Eden and I caught this awful, terrible flu bug that pretty much wiped us out. As a parent, it is really tough watching your kids be sick. Aside from caring for them, there isn’t much you can do. You just have to let the bug run its course. While Eden was on…

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Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew

We’ve had an amazing streak of beautiful weather for most of the past month and a half. This is so unlike Oregon! Of course, now that spring is finally here, the weather over the past five days has chosen to rear its ugly head and rain, hail, and blow wind in any and every direction…

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Bacon Pancake-2

Bacon Upside Down Pancake

When Josh went out of town in February, the girls insisted on staying up and sleeping with me…in my queen size bed. That’s right – one adult, one preteen, and one little girl in my queen size bed. Plus three stuffed animals. Yes, three. One for each of us. Piggy belonged to Grace, Munsey belonged…

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Tuesday's Tidings

Tuesday’s Tidings!

Hers 1. While in California last week, Josh and I spent the day at the California Adventure Park and had a blast! When it came time to think about food, we got soup, salad, and a little appetizer at the Wine Country Trattoria restaurant. The atmosphere was perfect, set off from the crowd, but right…

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Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu for Mar 23 – Mar 29

If you “Like” me on the Catz Facebook page, then you know that Josh and I flew to California last week for a little getaway. I barely opened my computer. I didn’t do any blog work of any kind. I took lots of pictures for us and the kids to hang onto and cherished our…

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Tuesday's Tidings

Tuesday’s Tidings!

Hers 1. We watched the new Hobbit movie on Friday and then we took the girls to go see Cinderella on Saturday. Both movies were excellent. It was so much fun to see Cinderella brought to life and ALL of the acting was superb! Take your daughters to go see it! 2. I bought strawberries…

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up

St. Patrick's Day Recipe Round-Up | Catz in the Kitchen | catzinthekitchen.com #Irish

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! Tomorrow is March 17th, when even those of us who are not Irish pretend to be for 24 hours (and maybe wish we were?). For some of you, this just means wearing a touch of green to avoid unnecessary pain and workplace harassment lawsuits, for some of you it means a certain dark alcoholic beverage from St. James Gate in Dublin (whether you actually drink it or just cook with it!), and for a few of you, it’s actually a time to publicly proclaim and celebrate your Emerald Isle heritage. I actually discovered this past year that my mom’s side of the family has a lot more Irish heritage than we thought, so maybe I’ll take it just a bit more seriously this time around…but that would defeat the purpose a bit, wouldn’t it… (any other Kincannon descendants out there?) At any rate, you’ve got to eat, and you ought to eat something festive, so it’s our pleasure to present you with our most “Irish” recipes from the Catz archives. No, they’re not authentic, but they’re fun and they’re tasty, and that’s what counts!

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