The month of February is Heart Health month. People are wearing red and spreading awareness for heart disease. Eating healthy meals is one of the ways to help combat this disease. February is also the month that I am officially over snow and being cooped up indoors eating casseroles. I want to eat fresh foods, even more than on January 1st when so many of us make a resolution to do so. Continue reading
Two weeks… that is all we really have left of Summer Vacation. Two short little weeks. . . I can hear the panic in my kids voices as they count down the days. My boys are a mix of excitement. No one likes the early mornings or the homework, but they like most of their classes, love playing sports and generally all the social aspects of school. Our Cat is probably the most excited though, she likes all the bags. Continue reading
This year, I have been trying to stay away from highly processed foods. This has asked me to get creative with ingredients. Stepping out of my comfort zone of rice or even quinoa, and try new things. Grains, Carbs, they can get a bad reputation in my opinion, but I like my grains and so I need to be more adventurous when I use them. My new grain of choice… Barley. It is not just for the condensed beef soups that you may have grown up with. Barley is awesome. Continue reading
Today, today is a beautiful day! Even rainy days can be beautiful. It’s a mindset. School is out for my boys and myself. It is the magical time of summer vacation. I love this time of year to sit back and watch things grow. Watch my boys grow, my garden grow and also watch all the excitement of summer… well, grow. Each day brings new and exciting possibilities and with family and friends about, how can you not be excited for all that Summer has to offer?!
It is Labor Day weekend. The official end to summer in Michigan. Beaches close and kids head back to school. Leaves on the trees are starting to turn and my tomatoes will never ripen. Seriously, what happened to the summer? I am sending my oldest boy off to his Freshman year of high school on Tuesday. This blows my mind. Wasn’t I just in high school my self? Wasn’t he just learning to walk on his own? Continue reading
What, a #SundaySupper theme centered around fresh foods from the Farmers Market, local sources and/or your garden?! Um, Yay! Could there be a better theme to showcase all the great foods in season around the world? Our friend T.R. from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies is hosting this event. The line up of foods is amazing! I truly can not wait to try all these recipes. Continue reading
In my household, we enjoy our meal times. I prefer to cook instead of ordering take out or stopping for fast food. I believe in using fresh ingredients to make the best meals for my husband and children. My husband works the night shift and I work days, so throughout the week, we are opposites for everything. Dinner time is the one meal that we as a family can all sit down together. It is the time of day that we can talk about our days, plans, generally just what is going on in our world. We may not always sit down at the table, but you will find us sharing a daily meal, even if it is off the kitchen island, on tv trays or in our dining room. Continue reading