Thursday, January 27, 2011

I have a new obsession that keeps me awake at night, makes a little bit of a mess and takes a little bit more of my time.  However, it provides my family with something that they all need. 

I make vegetable and fruit purees and then freeze them in 1oz cubes.  I, not only, use these purees for Calm Creek's food but I also hide them in our meals so we can all benefit.  Babbling Brook does not like any vegetable or citrus fruit.  She even dislikes juice.  Sweet Hubby and I are picky too about our vegetables so this is an brilliant way to get us to eat our veggies and we can't taste them!!  I add carrots to my marinara sauces, cauliflower to eggs, potato soup, spinach to smoothies, sweet potatoes to enchiladas and gluten-free pancakes...the list goes on and on. 

I also love knowing what exactly Calm Creek is eating.  Even organic baby food is cooked at such high temps that the nutritional value of the food is depleted.  Plus, it saves $$.  Example:  1 jar of organic baby food is nearly $1.  I bought $2.08 worth of sweet potatoes and was able to get 9 jars of food.  I bought 2 butternut squash and was able to make 22 jars of food.  I know I didn't spend $22 on 2 squash. 

I love my family so much and only want the best for them -- even if I don't sleep as much as I would like.  :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Babbling Brook loves helping me in the kitchen.

 Calm Creek loves watching us cook.

Our gluten-free sweet potato pancakes.


It takes a little extra time when you have a 2 1/2 year old helping.  There is a little more of a mess to clean up when her tiny hands can't quite stir the batter.  BUT it's these times, these memories, that she and I will cherish.  She will remember that time when Mommy taught her how to make pancakes/pumpkin mousse/cookies/baby food...etc.  Slow down.  Enjoy this chapter because before you know it, time has flown by.  

God bless,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

#1 Fan

fighter for what's right
God-seeking, God-fearing
imperfectly perfect for me
my soul mate
father of my children
love of my life
my better half
pushes me to be a better person
has great hair that now only the boys in the family have
has the most amazing blue eyes that our daughter inherited
apple of my eye
I am his memory and his phone finder. He is my strength and my voice of reason. I know him better than anyone else (probably even more than he knows himself). He cannot tell a lie or pull a prank with me. His lullabies are sweeter and always on key but thankfully, our children do not know the difference. He sacrifices so much for us and we are thankful for all that he does. He is my Sweet Hubby and I am his #1 fan.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010