Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lunch corner

I was so hungry when I left the library today and then I have to drive past all the fast-food joints on my way home. The good news is resisted the urge to stop anywhere.

I really wanted pizza so I came home and made pita pizza! It smells great. It has my homemade marinara, fresh mozzarella cheese, and chopped basil on a whole wheat pita. And for a side I steamed some sprouted lentils. And that's lunch!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Recipe Corner

Eggs with onion, garlic, and kale

I love kale.  Can't get enough of it.  So when I opened the fridge this morning and saw it sitting there I decided to add it to breakfast.

1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups of kale, chopped and thick stems removed
4 medium to large eggs
salt and pepper
olive oil

1.  Heat up a medium sized cast iron skillet to medium low temp.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil till warm.  Add onion and saute until soft add garlic and saute until fragrant.  Add kale to the skillet and a teaspoon of water if your kale is dry.  If you just rinsed it then it has enough water on the leaves already.  Cook until kale is wilted.  About 5 min.
2.  In a small bowl, scramble the eggs. 
3.  Season cooked kale with some salt and pepper to taste.
4.  Add eggs and cook as if cooking scrambled eggs.
5.  At this point they are ready to eat but today I had some whole wheat pita bread on the counter.  I decided to add a dash of Frank's hot pepper sauce and popped my scrambled eggs inside half a pita.  So good!

Makes 3-4 servings

Time saving tips:  You can cook the onions, garlic, and kale the night before and pop them in the fridge.  Then just heat them up a little in your pan before adding the eggs the next morning.  Also,  I put my pita half in my toaster for a few seconds to heat it up before I filled it with scrambled eggs.


Food for. The week.

It's Monday and I have a lot going on in the kitchen! So I'll share what I'm making today. Well, I really started before bed last night.

I started by soaking some pinto beans over night. Then rinsed them this morning. They will go in my stock pot and cook for an hour or so this morning.

Then there's the bananas begging to be baked into muffins. I'm going to attempt making them without sugar. I think I'll try honey this time around.

Then I soaked red lentils over night. They have been rinsed and will sit in my colander for a couple days to sprout.

Then bread this afternoon and a roast chicken chicken with potatoes and onions for dinner.

I call that a good day!

Friday, August 5, 2011


This binder was my life line last year for homeschooling and life.  I called it headquarters because I kept everything in it.  Instructor's guides, student activity sheet, blog list, 2 week meal plans, grocery lists, to do list, well you get the idea.

 As you can see there wasn't much hope in reusing this pretty binder again for the 2011/2012 school year.  It had been stuffed with too many papers and items one too many times.  So I decided it was time for a change.
 I found a blank white binder on sale a walmart and thought it would do nicely.  But white is just to bland.  So I went home and dug through my scrapbooking stuff.  Here is what I have come up with so far.  I started pulling papers I liked and found some matching stickers in my stash.  So hopefully by tomorrow I will have a cute binder ready to go for the upcoming school year. 
I have big plans for my binder but probably not as big as last year.  More on that in my next post.  I have moved into the modern ages and have realized how many useful things you can do with a laptop and an iPhone!  I'll still need my binder everyday but for school and nothing else!  I'll post pics tomorrow when my binder is complete and talk about how my organization has changed for the up coming year.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thinking of Christmas

 Here is a sampling of what I have made for Christmas gifts.  The scarves turned out great this year thanks to some new yarn colors!  Still have way to much to make before Christmas gets here though.
 Old but new to me book from my mother and some super cute fabric.  I think I'll make a few things for the boys on my Christmas list.
Linen skirt from a local thrift store soon to be converted into more napkins.  I have found you can never have enough cloth napkins!  I think I can get 8 good sized napkins out of this $2 skirt.  You can't beat that!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall/Winter clothes

We have had 3 weeks of beautiful fall weather!  The kids have played outside every afternoon which has left me quit a bit of time to make some fall/winter clothes.  I love the peasant tops you see everywhere but I have made a few over the last year and they all had alittle something I didn't like about them.  So I made my own pattern this year.  I love how it turn out!  Most of the fabric I've been using was given to me.  You can't get a better deal than that.  Thanks Aunt Denise.  I've been putting it to good use. 
I just love this little vest.  I purchased the pattern on Ravelry.  I've made these two so far and have started on a third.  My Daughter loves them.  Not pictured yet are my son's PJ's.  He requested some flannel bottoms now that the weather is cooler.  They turned out pretty good.  I used a siplicity pattern and modified it a little.  More to come soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Went to church and heard an awesome sermon! Went to walmart and waited in a not so awesome line. Listened to kids whine about being sooo sooo hungry on the ride home. Lucky for me my husband is a problem solver! He pulled along side the road, picked some tiger lilies, and fed them to the kids as soon as we got home. Sounds odd I know but they held there flowers quietly the rest of the way home! I think they were in shock about eating flowers. I tried one too. They are surprisingly good. You can cook with them too. The petals, roots, and bulbs are edible.