Tuesday, April 26, 2011
After talking to her friends at school Kayleigh was upset that the Easter Bunny didn't come. I was totally caught off guard. I guess I should have known that once school starts the questions do too. I didn't know what to say... Do I tell her the truth? If I do will it ruin it for her friends? I mean, do we really tell kids that an Easter Bunny hids EGGS? and brings presents? And they believe it?
Zoe is going to preschool this fall. It's a Catholic preschool- we aren't Catholic. We aren't anything.
I guess it's time that I find a place that we can learn about religion/religions together. I need to be prepared for their questions!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The vegan chocolate cupcakes come from an old recipe used often in the depression. An oldie and a goodie! You can find it under "Crazy Cake." I'm pretty sure they didn't have avocado frosting back in the depression... maybe in California or Mexico? I honestly think using an avocado cream cheese frosting is more for the wow factor than anything. It's good, but not amazing. I rather use my high-priced fruit/vegi on tacos or chips.
Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
1 Avocado, peeled, pitted, pureed
13 oz. powdered sugar
4 tsp. sour cream
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Happiness is the car behind you getting pulled over in a school zone.
Happiness is achieving a personal best. 40 minute 5K! :)
Happiness is a Mom who loves your children.
Happiness is enjoying this beautiful spring day.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I'm just gonna get the random's out there. I want to go to school for nutrition. ASU? Maybe. Or a more holistic approach? Hmm.. I think I should also be a food critic. After eating at two (IMO) higher priced restaruants, I think they should be called out on their lack of quality food. I want to tell the first place (I won't name names) just because you smother it in cheese and green chile doesn't make it good. I mean chile and lots of cheese are good, but I didn't order queso! And seafood? Really? I couldn't tell. It was as tough as well-done chicken. And the next place.... If you are going to advertise a "Goat Cheese Quesidilla" put more than a few sprinkles in the mix. One taste of the goat per wedge is not enough!
Okay, rant over. :) I'm happy to say I'm going to miss my littlest monster!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Ingredients Goat Cheese Pre-made or home-made pizza dough Garlic 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 sweet onions (1 1/2 lb. total), lengthwise About 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves Directions To make carmelized onions: Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are limp, about 8 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with sugar. Increase heat to medium-high and stir often until onions begin to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme leaves; stir often until liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes longer. For crust and Pizza: Either make your own or use the store-bought kind. Spread garlic on dough and bake at 475 for 5 minutes. Take out of oven and add onions and dot with goat cheese. Bake for 5-8 more minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve. We added a bit of mozzarela as well. DELISH!!!