Archives for October 2011

Menu Plan Monday–October 31

Happy Halloween! I couldn’t resist sharing the above picture from 2 years ago. It is hard to believe how fast time flies. Guess I’m a little nostalgic as we prepare to welcome our little girl in a few short months. And those pumpkins are by far my favorite – some good friends made those for […]

Menu Plan Monday–October 24

I have been on quite the pumpkin kick lately. This past week alone, pumpkin ended up on our table in about 4 different ways. My family either hasn’t noticed or they like it almost as much as I do so aren’t complaining. I’m going to assume the latter! I made a wonderful Turkey Pumpkin Chili […]

Recipe Redux–Fresh from the Pumpkin Patch

It is that time again, another Recipe Redux! This month’s theme is using fresh pumpkin. And this was certainly a challenge for me as I have never used fresh pumpkin. I’ve always gone for the canned. I don’t know why really, but I guess because of convenience. However, using fresh pumpkin really isn’t all that […]

Menu Plan Monday–October 17

This weekend we went to Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, GA to pick apples. I have never done this before and we had so much fun. I have had apples from Mercier Orchards before and they are delicious. It was the perfect fall day, but unfortunately we weren’t the only ones with the same idea. […]

The Balancing Act

I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat Better, Eat Together Balancing Act blog carnival hosted by MealsMatter and Dairy Council of California to share ways families everywhere can make time for family meals that include foods from all the food groups. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating […]

World Food Day and Menu Plan Monday–October 10

World Food Day is just around the corner on this Sunday, October 16. The purpose of World Food Day is to raise awareness of food supply issues. Food supply issues are not just third world problems. According to the World Hunger Education Service in 2008, 1 in 4 children in the United States went to […]

Will You Do the Unthinkable?

When was the last time you did the Unthinkable? Have you ever toed that line and crossed over into what others consider to be Unthinkable? Today’s post is a little different from my usual posts. With his permission, it is dedicated to my client, Scott Rigsby, who was the first double amputee on prosthetics to […]

Menu Plan Monday–October 3

I really can’t believe that October is here! At least it actually feels like it here too. Though I have no doubt we’ll have another heat wave hit before Halloween! But until then, we are enjoying cool evenings and dinner on our screened-in porch. I love this time of year! This past week’s menu was […]