Real Food for 5

Summer. Traveling adventures.

Summer. Traveling adventures. 1920 2560 Beth Behrendt
Ah, it’s almost Fall in Indiana. The cornstalks are drying in the fields. read more

Summer. New food. New friend.

Summer. New food. New friend. 1695 2560 Beth Behrendt
I find trying out new recipes over summer break to be extremely difficult.There’s the “do I really want to turn on the oven on a hot day like this?” thing. read more

Practicing pizzas.

Practicing pizzas. 2560 1920 Beth Behrendt
I’ve been promising the boys a Friday night of homemade pizzas all summer, but something always seemed to come up.  Finally, this past Friday was clear (and it ended up being a bonus that Bill was also out of town for work  — more on that later). read more


Drinking. 1706 2560 Beth Behrendt
(Not THAT kind of drinking.  Well, a bit of that — see the end of the post.) read more

Day 35. So what?

Day 35. So what? 2560 2560 Beth Behrendt
Well, TECHNICALLY, Day 35 was the official end of our 5 Weeks5 Real Food Rules for our family of five.  But, you know what?  I’m having too damn good a time to just stop! read more

Day 33. Cheese.

Day 33. Cheese. 2560 1706 Beth Behrendt
Considering how much cheese we eatI’m not sure “diet” is really the right term to use for the way we are eating these days! read more

Day 29. Tortillas.

Day 29. Tortillas. 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt
Last night saw my second attempt at homemade corn tortilla making.  (The first attempt was not worth mentioning, if you catch my drift).  But I am finally starting to get the hang of the dough texture and the tortilla press. read more

Day 25-28. Salad. Books & Popcorn. Pork.

Day 25-28. Salad. Books & Popcorn. Pork. 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt
On a beautiful late-Spring day, my parents hosteda family BBQ and I brought this strawberry, spinach, feta, and basil salad.  Some of my besties recently gave me this lovely gift of Organic Strawberry Balsamic and Organic Basil-infused Olive Oil from Fort Wayne’s own Olive Twist. read more

Day 24. Class “treat”?

Day 24. Class “treat”? 2560 1962 Beth Behrendt
The afternoon of our 24th day in, I had the honor of being “Mystery Reader” to my son’s 2nd grade class.  The kids know that every Friday a grown-up will be coming in to read a story and will bring a snack. read more

Day 22. Shark!

Day 22. Shark! 2560 1695 Beth Behrendt
Bill grilled up some delicious mako sharkshark from Paula’s Seafood on Main.  According to my handy-dandy Seafood Watch app:  while “most shark populations worldwide are at historically low levels due to serious overfishing”, wild-caught mako is a “Good Alternative”. read more

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