Archive for October, 2009

Malissa’s Monday Meal Planning – October 26th

October 25, 2009

We had a great time on vacation, but I’m so glad to be home. The happiest place on earth was not the happiest place for my digestive system, so I’m thrilled to be cooking at home.

Monday – Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup and salad (dried cranberries, feta cheese and the mâche lettuce that I love thanks to Kim!)

Tuesday – Chicken Teriyaki and edamame

Wednesday – Breakfast for dinner – I know pancakes aren’t that hard to make from scratch, but Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle mix fell into my cart. So, we’ll have the pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup, fruit, and scrambled eggs.

Thursday – Chicken Curry Salad

Friday – Steak, hot dogs, and corn on the grill

Saturday – Leftovers

Sunday – Butternut Squash Soup – I heard it on good authority that Kim has a great butternut squash soup recipe. Maybe she’ll share it with me – hint, hint!

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Malissa’s Meal Planning – October 6th

October 6, 2009

We’re going out of town later this week, so it’s an abbreviated week of meals and I’m attempting to use up the perishable food in my house.

Tuesday – Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry from Steamy Kitchen (I’m really excited to get her new cookbook!)

Wednesday – I have some bacon and potatoes, so baked potatoes might be on the menu. However, if I get a chance to pick up a few extra ingredients, I’d love to try this Thick and Creamy Potato Bacon Soup.

Thursday – Taco salad and I’ll grill up any veggies I have left.

Baking – Our friend, Louise, made the most wonderful pumpkin bread for Kim and me last night. It was vegan and had some added healthy ingredients (flax seed, maybe). But the most amazing part is that my girls gobbled it up today AND they chose it over cookies for dessert! Kim and I are hoping to score the recipe for ourselves and to post here.

Product Reviews and Amazon Store Policy

October 5, 2009

I thought it was about time that I post our Product Reviews and Amazon Store Policy, so here it is:

Building Blocks Show (BBS) is the project of two stay-at-home moms who love food and want to share their passion for food with you.  This is the spirit with which we approach all business decisions.  That being said, we don’t mind making money and getting free stuff and here’s our policy on that:

Book and product reviews:  We will accept books and products directly related to our cooking philosophy for review.  If we choose to review these items, it will be done on the BBS Blog and clearly stated that the product/book was a gift.  We will be honest in our evaluation.   We do not do pay-per-post.

Amazon Store:  BBS receives a portion of all sales from Amazon in our BBS Store.  Because we can choose any of Amazon’s millions of products, we only select items that we personally use and love or are totally lusting after ourselves.  Product links in the blog posts are part of the Amazon store. 

If you are interested in advertising on our website or have a book or cooking related product you would like to send us for review please email kim AT buildingblocksshow DOT com.