Totally Tomato Soup

Ah, Lent! That wonderful time of year where we are searching for meat-free recipes! Actually, many times people opt to eat meat-free. One of our favorite meals during this time of sacrifice is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Wait, you say! I thought you’d given up dairy. Yes, my dear readers, but there are otherContinue reading “Totally Tomato Soup”

Money Savers – Stretching Plants

I love plants! Flowering plants; green plants; even succulents. They help to purify the air and are aesthetically pleasing. One of my favorites is the African violet. Yes. I know they can be difficult to grow, but they’re so beautiful. I also have a weakness for amaryllis, as you might have guessed from my blogContinue reading “Money Savers – Stretching Plants”

Cake Ideas

Yesterday, child #3 and I made a special birthday cake for a. Ew friend of hers. We took a chocolate cake recipe (Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake would be awesome!) and made it into two 9″ rounds. We then added about 3/4 of a cup of tart cherry jam as filling between the layers. OurContinue reading “Cake Ideas”

Wisely Choose Your Words

This evening I was chatting with child #3 about many different topics, and we came upon things we won’t do. I told her that, while I have a degree in English, I refuse to teach. Why? Because children can be very cruel. I know my limitations and I won’t do it. Not to mention, thatContinue reading “Wisely Choose Your Words”

Mama’s Fried Chicken

Don’t you miss it? That wonderful crispy, flavorful, mouth-watering chicken? It irritates me no end to go into any deli that sells fried chicken and smell the wonderful smells of it and know that I will be violently ill if I eat it. Frustrating. Having celiac disease is no joke. It is so not worthContinue reading “Mama’s Fried Chicken”

What Are You Doing for Lent?

As Christians we “celebrate” (or more accurately endure) Lent. Lent is the forty days before Easter (minus Sundays) when we fast, pray, and deny ourselves some earthly pleasure. This is why a common question in my faith is “What are you giving up for Lent?” In fact, child #3 was asked this very question lastContinue reading “What Are You Doing for Lent?”