Rocky Run Park (22201) — REDESIGNED 2014

Tuesday August 26, 2014
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Rocky Run Park (22201) — REDESIGNED 2014

We visited this playground, nestled in the Clarendon neighborhood several years ago (see my old review).  It recently underwent a major overhaul and upgrade (phase 1 completed April 2014), so we decided a return visit was in order. We arrived one summer evening and found the playground delightfully shaded and full of fun equipment....

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Menu Plan Monday 8/25

Monday August 25, 2014
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Menu Plan Monday 8/25

I’ve been loafing most of the summer in the menu planning department.  Time to get back on track.  Here’s this week’s plan: Monday — Balsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork Loin + Broccoli + Israeli Salad Tuesday — Honey Mustard Bacon & Egg salad Wednesday — Lemon Garlic Chicken aka High Pocket Paleo “Pasta” Thursday — Hearty Spaghetti Sauce over Baked Spaghetti Squash...

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Fort Barnard Playground REDESIGNED (22204)

Saturday August 2, 2014
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Fort Barnard Playground REDESIGNED (22204)

In June 2014, Fort Barnard Park re-opened after being completely redesigned.   We had visited the park prior to renovation and were curious to check out the new and improved version.  What a great job they did! The new playground design takes it’s cues from the park’s history as a civil war fort.  The...

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Menu Plan Sunday 7/20

Monday July 21, 2014
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Menu Plan Sunday 7/20

Summer is flying by.   Swim & Dive wrap up this week, so maybe we’ll manage a planned out menu.  Here’s what’s on tap: Sunday — Honey Mustard Jalapeño Chicken Thighs + cucumber salsa +  broccoli For the salsa, I used avocado oil instead of veg oil Monday — leftover BBQ Tuesday — Italian Meatballs over spaghetti...

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Menu Plan Monday 7/7

Sunday July 6, 2014
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Menu Plan Monday 7/7

Menu planning continues to be a challenge with our summer schedule full of swim and dive events.  Here’s this week’s plan, Lord willing. Sunday — Honey Mustard Bacon Salad Monday — Sloppy Grokky Joes + broccoli Tuesday — Shrimp Tacos Wednesday — Balsamic Pork Chops + green beans Thursday — Cedar Plank Salmon +...

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Menu Plan Tuesday 6/24

Tuesday June 24, 2014
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Menu Plan Tuesday 6/24

For the past three weeks I’ve been trying to get my menu plan posted.  Sometimes I never even around to writing it, other times I had a post in draft mod and *almost* got around to posting.  This week, I am determined to share with you our menu, such as it is.   Enjoy!...

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Menu Plan Monday 6/2 dang Tuesday

Tuesday June 3, 2014
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Menu Plan Monday 6/2 dang Tuesday

Swim team has started and it’s really thrown me out of my rhythm.  I’m all about the easy summer meals. Here’s what’s cooking this week: Monday — Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash Tuesday — Tutti Fruity Chicken Kabobs (Paleoified) Wednesday — Salmon with Avocado Salsa + tbd veggies Thursday — High Pockets Paleo “Pasta” .. or … Steak Fajitas Friday...

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Menu Plan Monday 5/11

Monday May 12, 2014
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Menu Plan Monday 5/11

Happy Mother’s Day!  We’ve enjoyed a lovely day, I hope you did as well. Sunday — Paleo Kung Pao Chicken Monday — Sloppy Grokky Joes + TOC Salad Tuesday — Pan Seared Scallops with Bacon & Spinach Wednesday — General Tso’s Meatballs (Paleoified) Thursday — Tutti Fruity Chicken Kabobs (Paleoified) Friday — tbd/leftovers Note: all meals are generally paleo/primal, except...

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Menu Plan Monday 5/4

Sunday May 4, 2014
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Menu Plan Monday 5/4

Here’s this week’s plan: Monday — Honey Jalapeño Chicken Thighs + Green Beans w/Almonds (& Thyme) Tuesday — Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Mango Salsa and Voltaggio Asparagus Wednesday — Grilled Kielbasa / Hot Dogs + TOC Salad (Tomato, Onion, Cucumber) Thursday — Beef Fajitas with Grilled Onions & Peppers + Guac + Salsa This could be served in...

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Menu Plan Tuesday 4/22

Tuesday April 22, 2014
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Menu Plan Tuesday 4/22

Sheesh, I seem to have fallen off the wagon with my menu planning.   We had a lovely spring break and Easter, and now it’s back to the regular routine.   Here’s what’s on tap this week: Easter Sunday — grilled turkey, grilled asparagus, green beans, and strawberry salad. Monday — Tacos Tuesday — Bacon...

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