Oh Ireland. I had some interesting experiences on this bus line. Most of them involved eating cheese and jalepeno chips.
Food for the Eyes
Lox & Cream Cheese. I've stopped eating seafood now, and this is one of the things I miss most.
Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka). 'We had some of our best experiences around Anuradhapura. What we liked most about this place was Sri Maha Bodhi
This is one of the most interesting books about health and eating I have read in a long time. It is isn't really a "diet" but a guide on
Audrey Hepburn - age 10. She had to live on grass and tulip bulbs during WWII. She remained this throughout her whole life, often not eating b/c of her early childhood experiences.
Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy Weird Facts | Dummies of the Year! I had heard some of this before. Interesting if, in fact, all of it is correct.
DORITO CHICKEN CASSEROLE - made this 4/11/13 for dinner, i had all the ingredients except the chips so i figured what the heck. it was super easy to throw together. some notes: only used 1/2 bag of chips instead of the full bag. and i didn't put extra chips on the top layer.
Food n' Recipes
25 Clean Eating Breakfast Smoothies - Please don't lose this - I want to try some of them.
The pattern is a another vintage find (I find most of them on Etsy). Isn't it darling? It's a coat pattern, and a size two, so there was a bit of adjustment involved, including overall lengthening, taking in some seams, keeping the armholes a bit higher, and adding more buttons.
"Each person has their own scale of what makes them happiest or saddest. Don't compare these. It's because everyone has based their scale on their own experiences and every person has had a unique life journey. Support the people around you through their worst days and celebrate with them during their best." - thank you! I agree with this completely.
I babysat for some children once and they had this. I read them one before bed and I was so impressed with the depth yet simplicity of this
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Wish I had thought of this when my kids were growing up, maybe grandchildren some day:) Stepping stones with children's hands or foot prints is a nice way of allowing your kids to feel involved and leave their own mark on your garden as well as providing a small snapshot in time for you to remember and enjoy. @Amanda Cascarano
This guy blogs about his experiences in building 100 different kinds of survival shelters and what its like to spend a night in them. An interesting read
I googled healthy fudgcicle recipes and most of them were a little healthier than I anticipated. This one looks interesting enough to try.
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OK... sprayed some no-stick spray on the baking pan you see in the picture. Browned a pound of ground beef with 1/2 diced onion and some chopped green onions. Drained it. Added about a cup of water and a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning mix. Got a 27 oz can of "El Mexicano Chili for Rellenos" and drained them, rinsed them, pulled them into small strips with my fingers. (Fresh Poblano peppers would probably make this even better). Combined 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, fat-free milk (would have used whole milk but we had fat-free milk on hand) in a separate dish and whisked that all together. Added a small can of green chilis to that flour/milk mix along with another 1/2 diced raw onion and a little more chopped up raw green onion. Put a layer of chilis on the bottom of the baking pan shown in the picture. Ladel some of the egg/milk/onions mixture on top. Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and "mexican blend shredded cheese". Now add another layer of the chilis... another layer of egg/milk/onions stuff, another layer of shredded cheeses. I made a total of 3 layers like this. Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, then added a small can of sliced black olives and put it on a high broil for 4-5 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes or so and serve it up. We topped it with sour cream and some homemade poblano/jalapeno hot sauce I'd made last weekend. Oh yeah... of course I spooned in some of the seasoned/browned ground beef on each of the 3 layers, too... heh heh... kind of an important part of the recipe. One other thing... I also tore up two large flour tortillas into bite-sized pieces and added those in to the dish as I was building up the layers.
Jin Shin Jyutsu....had a speaker at work teach some of this. Interesting. I wonder if it works.
I saw this woman on Martha Stewart and she had the most amazing slumber party ideas for little girls. I am going to use some of her ideas for Olivia's party in February.
Bacon-Jalepeno Cheese Ball (I made this, and it was DELICIOUS!--april)
Dishpan cookies - first had these on a bus to Texas when I was thirty. They're a favorite for baking and giving away (and eating)
My mom told me about this recipe and I had to try it...oh my gosh! It was a HIT!! Some of us had it with vanilla ice cream and some with mint chip ice cream.
I cannot say enough good things about this photo blog. 173 lunch ideas for adults and kids. One of the biggest problems for unhealthy eating is getting in a FOOD RUT! Avoid it with some new and interesting ideas :)
Gifts for Friends and Family
Jalepeno Popper Dip Recipe - I had this at a potluck get together recently and it was amazing!!
This website has awesome tips on growing your hair. I know most of them seem pretty obvious, but oh man, I need to get in the habit.
Apple Brownies (Martha Stewart Recipe). Can't wait to make them this fall (I can just imagine eating them right out of the oven with some Cool Whip on top- YUMMM)
Books I've read feel like experiences I once had, and the characters in them like friends I've lost.
Healthy and Easy Baby Finger Foods for a baby-led weaning method. - Really interesting! Tried this out with Justus today (he has had a few pureed foods and likes them well enough), and he did really well! Tried diced cheddar cheese and bananas and he really liked them, figured out right away how to chew them up. Kind of cool!
Sewing for baby
Key Lime Cupcakes - one of my all time favorite flavors!! Key lime cake, cream cheese frosting, graham cracker crumbs. Had to give some away so I'd stop eating them!!
DIY Montessori Color Tablets- I like thatI dont have to "steal" paint chips for this...I think I'll do most of the sanding BEFORE I cut them and then just have to fix/sand the newly cut edges after cutting...