I love cloth diapers. I know that’s a silly thing to love. Most people love wine and dessert and napping in a hammock. I love those things too – but there is something special about cloth diapers. I rank them right up there with coffee and breakfast food and my children. Y’all, not including my husband, those are my top favorite things. Continue reading “Caring for Cloth Diapers”
How easy is it to get completely trapped in the chaotic whirlwind of life? We fill our schedule with an impossible list of to do’s: working, taking care of our homes, planning meals, attempting to keep tiny humans alive. All the while, we’re dreaming of what we’d like our future to be, knowing that we are barely staying afloat to survive the present moment, let alone focus on our future.
Sound a little bit too familiar? Continue reading “Chaos”
Now that it’s really cold outside, I want to eat pasta all of the time. And, you know, I’m seven months pregnant so nothing sounds better than carbs and cheese.
This week we made lasagna – but we mixed it up a bit. We traded in your typical red sauce for alfredo and swapped out the filling for a creamy pea and bacon mixture. This recipe originally came from a cookbook we have called Poor Girl Gourmet, but after making it a few times, I’ve tweaked it to fit our tastes. Continue reading “Bacon, Pea, Alfredo Lasagna”
I love digging into a plate of pasta. Part of that stems from my love of carbs (and really, who doesn’t love carbs?). And the other part of that stems from the fact that my father is Italian.
Well, he thinks he is, at least.
Growing up we ate pasta at least once, if not twice a week. But now, my parents have limited their carb intake and my sister was diagnosed with celiacs (aka gluten intolerance). Thankfully, I’m married with my own family and I can make pasta as often as I please — which is a lot, especially now that I’m pregnant with baby #2 (six months down, three to go!).
Today was one of those perfect rainy Sundays. The kind where you wake up to rain pouring down the windows and onto the back patio. The kind that makes you want to pull on your coziest over-sized sweater, savor a cup of rich, black coffee, and spend the day curled up with your family at home. And for us, it was almost that kind of day. Continue reading “Rainy Sundays and Hearty Stews”
It is finally fall. Finally time for apple picking, pumpkin patches, golden red leaves, and warm homemade soups. Finally time to grab your jackets out of storage and time to put those flip-flops away.
I’m ready for you, fall. … Even if it is still in the 80s – stubborn Missouri.
With the fall comes time to harvest. And with the harvest, comes my favorite activity: canning. Continue reading “Peach Butter and Preserving”