Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today's creations

Joseph plays webkinz while Isabelle bakes banana bread for her teacher!


Ok, I'll smile, but my arms are already tired from all that swimming today!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Twelve Years

We went out for dinner to celebrate twelve years together!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tasty Pasta Dish

I came across this recipe on the blog Gluten Free Gobsmacked. We try to avoid gluten as much as possible. It doesn't seem to agree with most of us. However, this recipe can be made with regular wheat pasta with no problem. If you use gluten free pasta, I think Tinkyada is the best brand, hands down!

I used just canned tomotoes, because I didn't have any fresh ones in the fridge. Substituting sausage instead of ground beef. I believe they were bratwursts actually. I cooked the sausages and then cut them in half lengthwise and then into little bite size pieces. I also did not have any mozerella, so I put in half a carton of sour cream instead. It was very delicious, and made enough for two meals.

Collard Greens are in!

Our garden grew some very pretty collards.
We ar going to cook these and freeze them already cooked.
There are about twice as many as you can see in the picture.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A Pretty Dress

Every month the new Anthropologie catalog arrives in the mail, and I drool over it! Why do they want to charge so much for their products? Unfair! Thankfully they do not carry this particular dress in petite sizes, so I know it is never a possibility to think of buying it! I really need to get my sewing skills up to speed! It would be so fun to make these clothes, and so much easier on the budget too! My current sewing skills are, however, rather elementary.
They also have some of the cutest household items too!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Pinto Beans

I was looking for a new way to prepare pinto beans. I mentioned this to my weekend cook (Brendon) and he found this recipe! I do love the traditional bowl of beans (sometimes with the sliced up sausage thrown in) and a side of cornbread, but this recipe was super tasty and worth trying. He made more than double, so we have another couple of meals in the freezer. I love extra meals that are healthy and only require heating!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

A Cartoon by Joseph

Potty humor reigns right now!
Rest assured he is learning his manners!

Friday, May 01, 2009

A neat blog

I found out about a blog called Simple Mom via Sorta Crunchy, which is listed in my sidebar.
It has some really neat ideas in there for your home and menus etc. I don't think she means that we are "simple" though!
Check it out!