Spinach Burgers

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spinach Burgers
adapted from: The Village Cook
You will need:
1 bag of thawed and well drained chopped spinach
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/4 c diced onion
1/2 c shredded cheese
1/2 c bread crumbs
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
To make:
Mix all ingredients well and form into patties.  Cook on each side for 4-6 minutes.  We ate them "naked" and they were a huge hit!!


Jessica and Shaun- Franciscan Gardens

Monday, March 25, 2013

Jessica was a dream bride!  Gorgeous skin, big doe eyes and perfect heart lips!  She wanted a clean and feminine look for hair and makeup.  I airbrushed her skin to perfection and with her antique headband she was ready to go!  Jessica and Shaun had been dating for over 8 years so this was a long time coming!  With some over her childhood friends, sisters, adorable flower girl and English bulldog wedding party she was ready!  Krista Jon from Archive Rentals created the most gorgeous and rustic floral elements along with fun quirky decor to the already gorgeous Franciscan Gardens.  The reception was full of poker tables and antiqued mailboxes.  Always a fun day too when I get to work with the lovely Kristen and Dustin from Smetona Photography!  

Photography: Smetona Photography
Bridesmaid hair: Heidi Garrett
Floral and Rentals: Krista Jon for Archive Rentals

Friday, March 8, 2013

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Meal Planning

I am a lover of a meal plan and instead of doing it weekly I found that mapping out the whole month was much more helpful to me!  Nothing better than taking  "What's for dinner"  off my daily to do list.  I print or put aside the recipes at the beginning of each week to keep everything nice and easy.  I use these adorable printables from JDC monthly to help me organize myself. These printables are so great because not only do they organize your life but they have shopping list broken down by category!  Love it!  Aren't they so fun?!  I get a lot of my recipes from Pinterest and mix them up with older more popular ones that my family gobbles up!  To get my regular food pins follow me on Pinterest here...

By popular demand.......Okay so here's how it goes in the Geoffroy household!!!

I make dinners Monday thru Thursdays mostly.  Fridays we have my oldest daughter's ballet class and we typically go out after that.  Weekends we wing it with going out or decide that day what sounds good!  I like to look ahead at my month and see what weeks are going to be the busiest.  On those weeks I make sure to keep things simple and use the crockpot often!

Week 1 Menu:
M: Chicken and Spinach taquitos
T: Paleo Meatball soup
W: Chicken with Mango Lime salad
Th: Mushroom pizzas with side salad

Week 2 Menu:
M: Steak tacos with cucumber salsa
T: Stuffed chicken
W: Salmon with veggies
Th: Balsamic onion roast

Week 3 Menu: 
M: Blacked chicken with Cilantro lime sauce
T: Balsamic vinegar whiskey steak
W: Coconut Tilapia
Th: Vegan tacos

Week 4 Menu: 
M: Greek Chicken with garlic and feta
T: Beek and broccoli (crockpot)
W: Breakfast burritos
Th: Broccoli w/white bean soup

Each Sunday evening I make my grocery list for the week to include that week's dinner ingredients that I don't have on hand as well as our normal staples...eggs, milk bread, fruit etc....

I hope this is more inspirational than daunting!  I love to cook and consider it my "me" time that my family benefits from!  I hope you can use these tools and start using your kitchen as your domain too!

Amir and Lesley- Orange County Engagement shoot

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Lesley a couple years back in the Be Inspired Pr offices and was thrilled to see her pretty face again now for her engagement pictures!!  Is she not the most stunning?!  We had so much fun dolling her up and Jasmine Star captured them in the sweetest most intimate engagement shoot!  The lighting, the wine, macaroon!!! I could go on and on!!!!  

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Photography: Jasmine Star
Hair and makeup: Kacee Geoffroy