These muffins were inspired by this wonderful looking bread over on Recipe Girl. I saw the picture, read prunes and said aloud, "GENIUS!" The toddler and I made a couple of batches to get the sweetness right and we were pleased at this mornings results! In fact, we were so smitten there are only 2 muffins of the 6 left. The husband will have nothing to do with them, his loss. They are a hearty breakfast muffin, not too sweet, not too cake-y, just the right texture and very filling. Read the rest of this post
This is one of those "let-me-tell-ya-what-I-made-for-dinner-last-night" type of ideas. I happened to go grocery shopping and thin sliced chicken breast was on sale. I was planning on making chicken legs already so I picked up a package to experiment with on the side. I’m not the biggest fan of legs so this was a bonus for me. I’d prefer a breast or thigh if I’m going for a meat on the bone kind of meal.
The toddler sets the tone in the first 2 minutes for the rest of the video. CRAZY! The phone rings, I lose him, literally, and my mind. It truly is a train wreck BUT in the midst of it all I give you my tips for low fat mashed potatoes and a quick gravy. That is IF you can stick with me through the whole video. HA!
Both the toddler and I ate avocado and liked it! Can you believe it?! Here’s a little secret I learned today. If you replace or add a healthy ingredient into a food item your toddler already likes, he’ll eat it no questions asked. That’s what I did with the avocado. I simple put it in the quesadilla as I would chicken or beans (2 things he’s used to in quesadillas) and he happily ate it. GOSH! I love getting good stuff in the boy! :)
Update 2: Homemade Almond Milk the Video!
I’m obsessed. I love the fact that I can make my own "milk" out of super healthy almonds. I love that the toddler likes it. I love that we use it on morning cereal. And now… I love that it comes with cookies!! :)
Let me explain.
Phew! I almost missed a week! Since posting my very first video (on Dec 1, 2007! YIKES!) I have not missed a video of the week. Don’t believe me? Just check out the list! Sometimes I’m late but I always sneak it in sometime between Sunday and Saturday.
My mom is going to laugh at me yet again. We’ve been having conversation about getting older and losing our minds. She’s famous for buying gifts, forgetting and then finding them stashed all over the house. I laugh now but I’m bound to do it myself. Actually I have no doubt I will. Case in point the horde of baking potatoes I now have in my possession.
Update 2: Homemade Almond Milk the Video!
We got cow’s, we got soy and now we almond. Milk that is! Now I’m not going to get all preachy or tell you I’m going dairy free. Although I’ve been thinking about it. There has always been something the creeps me out about drinking milk that’s made made for baby cows. And I never understood the stigma against breast-feeding when we freely drink the "breast milk" of another species. It just seems illogical to me.
I can’t believe I pulled it off!! A few weeks ago I saw this awesome post on Noble Pig with a recipe for Pasta Pie and I knew immediately had to make it. Of course I couldn’t leave it alone, I HAD to give it my own spin. What can I say? it’s a disease. Read the rest of this post
Have I told you about the toddlers obsession with Chinese food? He LOVES Low Mein and Chicken with Broccoli. He even attempts to eat with those kid chopsticks they hold together with a rubber band. It’s totally cute. So for lunch yesterday I thought, why not make a homemade version with what I had on hand?
To my surprise… Read the rest of this post
The toddler (crazy as usual) and I make dinner from start to finish. As I say in the video I really wanted to show you how fast this meal can come together. The video is 22 minutes, but I’m telling ya, if I didn’t have a toddler to entertain, discipline and talk to, it would take me 10. I swear!
I whipped this up on my way out the door this morning. I wanted something quick, easy, and filling that would use the over ripening cherry tomatoes I was going to have to throw away.
My mission was a success. I’m STILL satisfied and I ate this over 4 hours ago! I’m shocked! Read the rest of this post