Thursday, March 31, 2011

this morning...

Are sure this isn't April Fool's Day because this morning has been a joke...

First, the toilet overflows and everyone just stands there watching as I run around trying to contain and clean up all the water...

Then, after I took a shower, I went to my room, locked the door and was almost finished getting dressed my dd7 jumps out from behind my bed and yells SURPRISE!! I was surprised all right...

Then, dd7 spills a glass of OJ all over the place...

Then, sweet baby girl gags on a cheerio, emptying her just filled little belly-yikes what a mess!

At this point I was standing over the sink just laughing to myself...

Finally, we sat down to eat breakfast, I dug into my fruit salad and found this.....

A perfect heart shaped strawberry...

A little reminder from above that I am loved, and for me to love much no matter

what is going on around me.

Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lancaster County in spring......

I asked this sweet Amish woman if I could take a picture of her work, she allowed me to take a picture of her but said she would'nt pose. These baskets are beautiful made by her and her husband.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a few favorites...

A few favorites from the last month...
I love paninis. I don't have a panini maker. I have made them just in the frying pan with another pan pressed down on it-worked very nicely. This one was made in my waffle maker.
Spinach, cheese, and tomato on whole wheat.
It takes all of about two minutes on the waffle maker.
My dd18 found a recipe in fitness magazine for this calzone.
Yo can't really tell but this baby is HUGE!
We purchased this perfect pizza dough from our favorite pizzeria for $2-hardly worth it to make it for that price. I believe most pizzerias will let you purchase their dough-just ask.
We rolled out the pizza dough into a big circle until it is about 1/4" thick or so.
Then got out the frozen pesto from last summer's bounty-that I almost forgot about-spread a nice thin layer over the whole thing.
Filled with about 4 cups of caramelized onions, red, green and yellow peppers also frozen from last summer's garden.
Sprinkle with about a cup of mozzarella and a bit of parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
Fold over, seal together and bake for about 25 minutes on 375.
This was really good and super easy and we were eating it for days.
I made these yesterday morning. It is hard to find a good bran muffin that is not really unhealthy.
These are quite good. Very moist.
The recipe is right on the back of this package.
Moving forward we are looking for more low carb recipes.
Anyone have any simple, low carb breakfast ideas?
I would love to hear them!