MomCation Menu

26 Apr

Nice spill on my shirt at the beginning of the class. If only I had remembered my chef coat...

I had the most wonderful getaway this weekend with a group of mommas. We had a little retreat together at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, thanks to MomCation.

This event was the brainchild of my new friend Fawn, author of Instead of the Dishes (another fab blog). She asked me to teach a cooking class, and I decided to attend the whole weekend, although I didn’t know a single soul there. It was the right decision!

My crazy (I mean, really crazy) class covered a bazillion things in 90 minutes, but focused on (1) whole food eating and (2) smart meal planning. Hopefully you’ve already read my thoughts on the former, so here’s the synopsis on planning a week’s worth of meals:

  1. You spend less
  2. You eat better (less junk and fast food)
  3. Your family is happier (especially hungry hubs)

And here’s the week of meals I covered in class. As promised, I’m also including recipes when they apply.

If you’re reading this on Sunday (maybe Monday), I’ll have to finish updating the recipes later. It’s late, and I have a whole weekend of momma work to catch up on!

There was also another cooking teacher, Tammy Felder, who came by for a session before mine on Saturday. She had some great ideas on pantry items, budget meals, entertaining, and a KILLER shrimp bisque soup. (See photos)

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4 Responses to “MomCation Menu”

  1. Lucy April 27, 2010 at 7:55 AM #

    Hi Christie, I am SO glad that you came to Momcation!! You were a great presenter and a blast to be with. I learned so much in your presentation and cannot wait to use your recipes. My husband is also very glad you were there b/c he can tell I’m excited about trying new recipes ;). He enjoys cooking but works, so since I stay home it makes sense that I would do most of the cooking. You made it seem fun and creative instead of a chore, so I’m going to use that mentality. After your presentation, I’m excited to get in the kitchen and made some great food!

    • arfoodie April 27, 2010 at 12:26 PM #

      Lucy, I’m so glad! It’s a mindset. When you have a plan, it really is fun! I think it’s relaxing, believe it or not.

      Come back and let me know how things go! One thing I didn’t mention this weekend…schedule in one or two “off days” per week, when you can eat elsewhere. Ours are Wednesday (church dinner nite) and usually Saturday, to go out or eat leftovers.

      Happy cooking!

  2. The Park Wife April 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM #

    Loved, Loved, Loved meeting you! And, I am shopping today for ingredients for your recipes. You rock. I linked you over at my blog on my MOMcation post. Would love to talk soon about featuring you over at The Park Wife!

    • arfoodie April 29, 2010 at 3:37 PM #

      Loved meeting you, too, girl! But uh oh…I haven’t finished filling in all the recipes for the week. I’m sure you can fill in some of the gaps…let me know if you have any questions. And yes, I’m totally down for a guest thing, mention, look my way, whatever at The Park Wife. Because you rock like that.

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