Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

Applesauce

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I had a bunch of apples, so I decided to make up a batch of applesauce. I am always trying to figure out the best way, least mess, most mom efficient way to make things… How to: 1. Boil or steam 4 apples until soft (whole darn apple) 2. Put them in your blender. Blend […]

Share Button

Weekly Menu

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Monday- Salmon Cakes, Brown Rice, roasted winter veggies Tuesday- Rigaletti with broccoli, salad, bread Wednesday- Curry Short Ribs, leftover brown rice, green salad with oranges and cranberries Thursday- Italian Sausage Puttanesc, steamed carrots Friday- Leftovers

Share Button

One Thousand Gifts

Monday, March 15th, 2010

138. A couple fun cooking classes this past week. 139. Our high school bible study 140. A fun shopping trip with my mom and sister-in-law 141. A warm day hanging with family and friends 142. My children 143. My son playing Troodon as he runs around in nature. Love the creative play 🙂 144. Using […]

Share Button

Weekly Menu

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Monday: Apple Pecan Pork Chops, Yams, green salad Tuesday: Red Beans and Rice, steamed broccoli, sliced oranges Wednesday: Leftovers Thursday: Mac and Cheese, Brussels with Shallots and walnuts Friday: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup Saturday: Pizza night!

Share Button

God's Word

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

So thankful for God’s word- a lamp to my feet and a light for my path (Psalm 119:105). I get up in the morning- shower and get ready and then sit down with God. This morning, I didn’t have as much time as usual, so I didn’t do my usual routine. I opened to the […]

Share Button

One Thousand Gifts

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

132. Focusing on just today! 133. A potty trained almost 2 year old 134. Lessons learned from disappointment, things not going how “they should”… 135. A day of baking 136. My son’s cute birthday ideas “I want a Troodon birthday party” 137. My almost 2 year old says “My birthday” and “Two” when you ask […]

Share Button

Food Buying: Locally Grown Food

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

There are so many good reasons to buy locally grown food: support farmers in your area, support local jobs, support of agriculture on on a small scale and avoiding supporting crazy huge companies, getting food from the dirt (usually picked very close to the day you bought it), TASTE and quality, avoiding processing/packaging, good for […]

Share Button

One Thousand Gifts

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

117. Bragging rights??- #5 my sweet little baby almost 2 years ago… love this picture! 118. 10-12 eggs a day 🙂 119. Success at our new dinner routine/plan and revised chore charts- for one day at least. 120. The other side of confusion… 121. My kids going on a bird walk with their little bird […]

Share Button

Frugality

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Frugality is not a term I would have used to describe myself and my husband in the past. I don’t think we were overly-indulgent, but I don’t think we planned for thin times well. We had a budget that we followed, and we have always taken allowances individually. But, we also allowed for indulgences because […]

Share Button

Upcoming Gardening Classes for those in Ventura County

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Where: University of California Hansen Agricultural Center at Faulkner Farm When: all Free classes are 10am to 11:30am Feb 27- Water Thrifty Vegetable Gardening- free March 27- Low Cost- No cost Gardening- free May 22- Summer in the Garden Workshop- $50 June 26- Low Water Landscape Design- free August 4- Fall in the Garden Workshop- […]

Share Button