To an amazing flurry of fat white snow flakes dancing outside my bedroom window. Whimsical and elegant in their swirling magic. It was such a beautiful site even my so sick 18 month old stared in wonder and amazement at the swirling unique specks.
Yup, you read that right the cold has infected our house!!! Jay came down with a fever on Friday and now Emmy and I have it with Brett coming in a close fourth (showing signs :cough, sick eyes:) and Corey still healthy. I feel so sad for my babies! Jay will be home again today even on the mend he is coughing and has sick eyes too 😦
Well on a lighter note did I tell y’all I will be guest blogging a special recipe on http://www.myfrugalfunlife.com ! I am so excited we will be doing a special recipe (quick and easy) that is suitable for diverse nutritional needs! :think vegetarian, omnivore, allergies: all in one! If you have ideas as to what you would like to see please let me know!!!!
Okay now for Greek cucumber sauce (as promised!) tzatziki sauce!!
Greek yogurt 8 oz On sale for $1 at kroger this week
1 cucumber Also on sale at kroger this week
Dill seasoning (2 tsp)
Peel and seed the cucumber (I used an ice cream scooper for the seeding part which made this so much easier)
Take a cheese grater and grate your cucumber then take a paper towel and blot it dry
Add your dill and cucumber
Stir! I then added a pinch of salt soo delish on those pitas with a little hummus and the perfect easy sick meal with some lunch meat for the kiddos!
Sunday is always so fun for me! It usually consists of church then family time! I relish the family time since I seem to get so little of it!
Sunday is also awesome for baking! Mmmm
Sunday happens to be out designated baking day! Today we made 7 loaves of bread, 8 pitas, and 5 dozen muffins. Now this seems like a ToN but half of it resides in the deep freeze so I don’t have to turn on the oven during the 20 weeks of Colorado summer! :lower electric bill anyone?:
So this week I will post various bake-I-licious recipes from today as well as our quest for one a day recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
So let’s start the week with a delish recipe for pitas mmm mmm good! Before we get started let me start with carve out an evening for these, they take a while to make!
Recipe from The fresh loaf
3 cups flour We use 1 cup wheat, 2 cups all purpos
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
1 packet yeast (or, if from bulk, 2 teaspoons yeast)
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water, roughly at room temperature We use 1 1/4 cup and it’s really wet so if your high altitude like us I suggest no more than that
2 tablespoons olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, or shortening We use evoo
First mix yeast and water then add dry ingredients slowly while stirring
Next knead your dough for 10 minutes
Tab a little bit of olive oil on your hands and rub it all over your dough then put it back into the bowl to rise for 90 minutes (covered)
Next take your dough and knead it for like 30 seconds then cut it into 8 equal pieces
Preheat your oven to 400
Let sit for 20 minutes (covered)
Now take each ball and spread into a beautiful pita about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
Sprinkle your baking stone (or upside down cookie sheet like mine with wheat flour)
Place three pitas on at a time and bake for 4 minutes (repeat until all are baked)
PS tomorrow I’m posting Greek cucumber sauce!!!
Frugal tip of the day
When baking (if you have a deep freezer) bake during the winter (turn your heat down 5 degrees) to help heat your house but make double what you need to save on cooling cost in the summer!
So before the craft show at Ryan this morning I stopped by the bank to see how much I need to make and what my account is looking like…bad choice! Some how we are coming up 206 dollars short for our truck payment…yet another reason not to have a car payment! I wish I had listened to Dave Ramsey . He is way smarter than I am! But alas I didn’t then (although I am now!) it just sucks! Our next paycheck is rent and the next is bills/truck 😦 but when the truck is paid off we will be considered ‘debt free’
I can’t wait!! Hopefully by 2012!
One a yummier note I made a Rosemary potato, asparagus, egg and feta mix! Delish
For just Corey and myself and the wee ones (Brett not included!)
3 red potatoes
4 diced asparagus stalks (not the very end though)
2 tablespoons evoo
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Rosemary
1/3 cup feta
Dice up potatoes and our in your frying pan with evoo (on med high heat) add Rosemary
Sauté for 7 minutes
Add apparatus sauté for for 7 minutes
By now your potatoes are starting to look brown and crispy.
Taste a potato if it tastes done move on to the next step if not sauté until your potatoes have reached an ideal consistency
Crack and add egg and fry up
Add feta and let melt
Add salt and pepper
I ran out of hot cocoa mix to go in my venti mocha!!!!! I’m broke as a joke (and that’s no joke) until Sunday! So I tried a recipe from hillbillyhousewife.com (quartered hence the much smaller portions on my recipe) to put in my hot cocoa jar! I can’t wait to try it in the morning! Perfect recipe for today since it was nearly 70! I will post later with my cheesy broc casserole! Enjoy
1 cup dry milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup non dairy creamer (powder kind)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup chocolate pudding
Mix and store!
Let me start with I keep trying to write a post about my new years resolution, right or wrong it’s mine.
My New Years Goal
To be Coreys perfect wife
So I started at square one for me. I needed to be his wife, not just a nagging freaking out bitch.
Well in my exploration of this and it’s only been a month; I have learned that to make a marriage really exude Christ that you have to read like all of Ephesians 25! So dig this I’m not just to be his perfect wife but it’s his job to love me like Christ so loved his church. Well when I brought this up Coreys response was all well Christ came to correct the church :headscratch: so of course I had to research more!!!! Well Christ was a servant to his church now I don’t think Cj is fixing to be my servant but we are made to be each others servants. Its just super interesting to me that it’s not just me that is to serve him but really a two way street. I was raised in a family where men are the high and mighty!
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ so loved his church and gave himself up to her.
There is much more to this that I totally suggest we all read, I am just not typing it all out on my phone.
So while us as ‘Christians’ are willing to view our selves as higher than others and even judge other Christians based on their political affiliation with out looking ourselves in the mirror and how we treat our spouses! So much to work toward in the next year
All these photos were taken by the amazing InGrId we ❤ you girl! Amazing photog skill! I am such a lucky an blessed girl to find another Florida girlie who is totally Rock St*r! So huge shout out to Ingrid who is not only an amazing photog but friend too!!!
Ps Ingrid you need to do project 365!!!!