Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Monday, May 3, 2010

What I'm eating

Not that many of you care, but I've totally been grooving on pasta salads for lunch the last couple of weeks. For years I would try to make them, and they would be all bland, and not worth eating. But I have cracked the code.

It's also a great way to use up little bits of leftover stuff.
1 cup cooked pasta (usually whole wheat) couscous works well too
1 diced chicken breast or thigh. (here's where the leftovers work to your advantage.)
diced cucumber
diced red bell pepper
diced carrots
sprinkle of salted sunflower seeds
sprinkle of dried cranberries
about an ounce of crumbed feta cheese
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Mix the items together in a biggish bowl, drizzle with oil and vinegar and a dash of pepper (you don't need to add salt - since both the sunflower seeds and the feta take care of that for you.)

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