I was able to make an entire pot of coffee while Cora worked on this box of Tazo :)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Hope reading counts as not much! :)
I'm on the third book in the Divergent series; I got Divergent free from Redbox a week ago, and basically it did not really compare to the book. it seemed very... stale. But that's okay, here's to another free movie soon to check out Insurgent. :) The books are a relatively fast read, along the lines of the Hunger Games, but in Chicago-ish. Give 'em a try if you need some down time. ...but maybe not before bed if Things Keep You Up.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
1/3 c. pasta, such as tubettini or pastina (you will only need half of the noodles, but if you cook them all you will have enough for another meal.
1 jar ham baby food puree
leftover cooked green peas
coconut oil or butter
dash onion powder
Prepare noodles as directed on package. Drain, return to pan and turn to medium-low.
Add a little oil / butter to the noodles and stir in canned ham.
Add dash of onion powder and pepper to mixture.
Add peas, and heat through.
Serve after cooled safely.
This was a hit for both my little Bear and my doxie...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
adapted from No Meat Athlete's Recipe
½ c. + 1 T. cold water
Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and cocoa, making sure to break apart any clumps from the baking powder.
Rinse beans well and return to can. Fill the rest of the can with cold water. Puree beans and water in blender or food processor. (I used our Ninja Kitchen System).
Add bean puree, vanilla, applesauce, and the cold water to dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Found out tonight just how easy it is to make cottage cheese at home. . . Which is a great usage of all the milk Cora gets us :)
Take a gallon of your favorite percentage of milk and heat it to 180 degrees fahrenheit, stirring most of the time to prevent scalding. Once at that temperature, add 3/4 cup of vinegar -white or apple cider, again, your choice.
Stir in the vinegar and remove from heat. Let rest (i.e. Walk Away from it, go fold clothes or let the dog out or make a sandwich) for ten (10) minutes.
Pour into strainer lined with cheesecloth.
(You can put the strainer over a pan or bowl to catch the whey for drinking, watering plants, or other things I'm still leaning about)
Rinse with cold water, after removing the bowl slash pan that was under the strainer.
Let drain, add salt or seasonings if you desire, and eat.
You can add a little milk or cream to the curds, too.
This cottage cheese doesn't come out in neat little squares, but it tastes just as good - or better -because the only ingredients are milk and vinegar! :)
It's a great way to put your extra milk (if you get free milk with WIC or a food pantry) to good use.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
I think we have dubbed her "Bear" quite appropriately. ... Paddington Bear - albeit a fictional bear from Darkest Peru - pops into my head every time I hear her thumps and bumps in the crib,
if you've ever been fortunate enough to read the Paddington books, you'll know what I mean. It's a lot like the "quietness" that means trouble with little kids. . .
and it is all I can do to sit quietly and let her "rest."
... Rest, of course, being completely a summation of all the things she is most likely not doing.
She went to bed at 6:30, woke up around 9:45, ate a bit more, and went back to ... thumping, for the past hour or so. Perfect time to catch up on my meal planning and such, right? ... A little hard to do, though, when one shares a living room and a bedroom with a crib-dwelling wee one.