Happy Sunday, all! Has everyone been enjoying a great weekend? Mine’s been more low key than usual which is just fine by me. Yesterday and today I actually got to wake up naturally, read; NO ALARM! I seriously can’t remember the last time I was able to go to bed without setting my alarm. It’s not even that I sleep late, it’s just SO nice wake up on my own, ya know??
It’s definitely been a lot cooler lately, this weekend in particular. Only 6*C right now! I was hoping to go another few weeks before starting the furnace up, but we cracked yesterday and started it up. I’ve also been using the oven as a heat source. Yesterday after groceries but before Noah’s hockey game I baked another batch of granola from Quinoa 365:
I love that this makes such a massive amount (7 cups) of granola! And we all like it, so it never goes to waste. Sarah helped me out with another recipe from the book: She seems to be developing a real interest in the kitchen, so I let her do most of it for me. I only had strawberry jam so we used that instead and the bars turned out GREAT! The quinoa flour *almost* makes it taste like there’s peanut butter in the crust. Noah actually thought this and I didn’t try to change his mind. ;)
Breakfast yesterday was a big stack of pumpkin pancakes topped with blueberries; How absolutely delicious does that look? I could go for another stack right now! HAHA I had one rice tortilla left in the fridge so I decided to fill it with some eggs. I cooked a big handful of spinach, added some turkey deli meat (GF) then poured in about a 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters. When it was just about set I added some goat gouda w/ chilles: Then wrapped it up!
I don’t know that I’m too fond of the rice wraps. They taste fine, but tend to get awful hard which in turn makes them crack. Hmm….For dinner I made a BIG batch of homemade butternut squash soup which was served with plain Greek yogurt and grated mozzarella: Soup just never photographs well, does it? I had some toasted rice bread on the side for dipping. YUM!
Sarah is trying out for a volleyball team here in town so a few tryouts have been taking place.
I know; just what we need right? Another competitive sport in the house! But I firmly believe in giving my kids every opportunity out there that they show an interest in. This may make for a busy life right now, but when you think of it, at 12, I really don’t have many more years left with her before she leaves for school and what such so it’s a small price to pay.
Let’s see….not much more to report. The gluten free thang is still going well. Like I’ve said before; I’m sure there is still some gluten in my diet, but the bulk of it has been removed and I’ve been feeling better. It’s really only been 7ish weeks and I was told to give it at least 4 months to *really* see results, so I’m gonna stick with it for the time being. On that note, I have a delicious salad waiting for me to eat for lunch! Talk soon!
Bye for now!!!