I’m going to go wash my hands again
Usually i feel a little silly on Mothers Day, being heaped with praise for doing what is just my job. It’s not like I do what I do because I’m looking for applause. Today though, I have to admit, it was very nice to be showered with flowers and chocolates. I haven’t felt well for several days and have been dragging myself around trying to keep up with producing food and keeping the house clean (not doing so well though, the DH washed dishes 3 times because I had not been able to.) a day of pampering is lovely when one has been feeling sorry for oneself. Some one else doing the dishes is even better! . Also, I
feel much better today than I have felt for the last several days. I think chocolate is good for me
Also, I finished reading Les Miserables and I have to say that while Jean Valjean is carrying Marius through the sewer and all of a sudden, victor Hugo begins talking about quick sand on the beach in Scotland, I may have panicked a bit and forgotten that I knew they would make it out alive. Why was he talking about quicksand? Anything but that! Quicksand in the sewer? What could be more horrible?
He got out alright though. Phew
This is what I invented for breakfast this morning, and it was yummy. Serves 8
3 gala apples diced
1 can (15oz) pears in pear juice not drained dump it all in
7 jumbo strawberries, sliced
8 slices of whole wheat bread
1/4 cup fresh goat milk
1 1/2 tsp truvia (stevia)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
Whisk eggs milk stevia and cinnamon together. Dip bread in egg mixture and fry in skillet with 1 tsp coconut oil.
Top toast with fruit and enjoy About 250 calories per serving with my homemade bread.
This bread smells so yummy while it bakes that you’ll be salvating the whole time. And it makes the best toast and the best BLT ever. (Notice how I could barely stop stuffing my face long enough to snap a pic for you.)
This recipe makes a 1 pound loaf in a bread machine or you can double it for 2 loaves made by hand. (My kitchen aid mixer is sadly broken right now.)
Onion Dill Bread
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup water
4 tsp. oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp sugar or honey
1 Tbsp dried minced onions
4 tsp. dill weed
3 cups flour (any combination of wheat & bread flour)
2 1/4 tsp. yeast
Dump all that in your bread machine in the order it is listed and push start! If you are making it by hand, knead it 8 minutes, let it rise until double. Punch down the dough and shape it into loaves. Let it rise again and bake 30 minutes at 375*F.
I got this recipe from Bread Machines For Dummies, which I checked out from the library since my bread machine is of the $5 garage sale brand and didn’t come with a manual. The book is a good read for sure.
Preface: this all happened a couple months ago and I’m finally writing about it now. Anyways …
We finished reading The Book of Mormon as a family, so for Family Home Evening we re-read Moroni 10:4-5 with the kids. We talked about what we had read in the BoM (that’s right, the Book of Mormon is the BOMB!) over the past year and how each of the kids could choose to pray and ask God for themselves to know it was true. The man of the house showed the kids this article from The Friend about a man who painted his testimony of Jesus. Then we got out paper and crayons and colored pencils and drew our testimonies. Here is our awesome artwork:
It sounds kinda lame maybe, but we had fun.
Last night the kids and I went looking for comet Pan-STARRS in the western sky. The day had been partly cloudy, and I worried that we would miss this event. But at around 7:00 PM the skies looked clear. So we jumped into the van and headed to the kids' grandparent's house where there was an unobstructed view of the horizon.