Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Day full of Dinners

I had a great Saturday! Brad kept Cain Saturday morning so I could go to a place called The Dinner A'fare. I went with my new neighbor who has twins that are a month older than Cain. We both needed a quick and easy way to cook dinner and I think we found it. This place is a kitchen with meal prep stations that has everything pre-sliced, diced, chopped, etc. We each made 6 meals that we were able to take home, put in our freezer, and cook when we are ready. I cooked my first meal last night and it was delicious. It was ready for us to eat in the time it took Brad to feed Cain his last bottle of the day. Whoever came up with this idea is brilliant!

Inside The Dinner A'fare

Ha! I guess this is what I would have looked like if I had ever worked as a cook in a restaurant. This is the two of us preparing one of our meals at our meal station. We were adding our ingredients to the meat inside the ziplock freezer bag. Don't you love our apron, hat, and gloves!

The finished product. Our meals ready to take home. Like I said...brilliant idea. Especially for new moms with little time to cook!

After a morning of preparing dinners, I came home to get ready to go out to dinner. That's right...I had a date night...babysitter and all! It took alot to get us out. It's not often that you are having to look for a babysitter who knows CPR. We had been told during our CPR training that anyone watching Cain should know CPR. Thankfully we found a great girl that works at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to keep Cain.

Cain's very 1st babysitter. She was super sweet and great with Cain. Look at how Cain is looking at her. I think he may have a crush!

We went out to dinner to celebrate our very good friend Benson's 35th birthday. We had a great night out and I think we did very good for our first time leaving Cain at home with a babysitter.

Happy Birthday Benson

A great dinner with great friends


angie said...

There is a place like that in Mobile called Dream Dinners. I've never been but it looks fun from your pictures. I'll have to try it.

Kristy Statham said...

Wow - what an awesome day. We need one of those dinner station places here b/c i think parker is sick of mac n cheese. Also, you need to go ahead and book that babysitter every weekend - that's awesome ya'll had a night out!

Anonymous said...

Good for you & Brad for going out on a date! I know it must have been hard for you to leave Cain. I hope y'all had a wonderful time. Still thinking of & praying for you all the time. Love, Julie (Davis) Ratcliff