Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
-3 cups peeled, pitted, and sliced peaches
-3 large eggs
-3/4 cup milk
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-3/4 cup all purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 2-inch round cake pan, or a 9-inch pie pan at least 1 1/2 inches deep. Place the fruit in the pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, melted butter, vanilla, and sugar. Whisk in the flour, stirring till most of the lumps are gone. Pour the batter over the fruit.
Bake the clafouti for 45 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove it from the oven, and serve it in wedges, warm or at room temperature.
This recipe was pretty tasty and super easy. It takes some time to cut the peaches, but other than that it is simple and quick. This is probably the least healthy healthy recipe I have made, but it was worth it. And as long as you can get a good deal on peaches it is not too expensive to make.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I'm not going to lie, I have been a little spiritually malnourished lately. I feel a little frustrated and bitter that things just don't go the way I want them to. I have been asking a lot of questions, about why things have to happen the way they do and what is the meaning in all of it?
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
- 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 premade angel food cake, cut into 1-inch slices
- 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature
- 2 pints blueberries
- 2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
Brush both sides of each slice of cake with the syrup. Cut the slices into 1-inch cubes.
Beat the remaining 2/3 cup sugar and the cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and light. Add the cream and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and the consistency of whipped cream.
Arrange half of the cake cubes in the bottom of a 13-cup trifle dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Dollop half of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread. Top with a layer of strawberries. Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then sprinkle with more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture. Finish with the remaining strawberries and blueberries, arranging them in a decorative pattern. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
We made this recipe for the 4th of July and it was a hit. We simplified it by not adding the cream cheese or almond extract or lemon. We also made our angel food from a box rather then buying a pre-made one. Everyone really liked this, and it was so easy to make! Also if you leave out the ingredients we did, it is pretty cheap to make as well. And because it is angel food cake and berries, I totally think this counts as healthy :)
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Mix 4 tablespoons softened butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped sage and 1 tablespoon each lime zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper. Boil 4 ears of corn, about 5 minutes; drain and spread with the butter.
This recipe was amazing! I made it for the 4th of July and everyone seemed to really love it. If you have to bring something to a barbecue this is a winner. It is also very easy to make and I quadrupled the recipe and the whole thing only cost about $13. I also think this recipe is actually healthy. It is a very yummy way to get some vegetables.
|2||cups uncooked elbow macaroni (7 ounces)|
|1/4||cup butter or margarine|
|1/4||cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour|
|1/4||teaspoon ground mustard|
|1/4||teaspoon Worcestershire sauce|
|2||cups shredded or cubed Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)|
- Heat oven to 350ºF.
- Cook macaroni as directed on package.
- While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constanly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
- Drain macaroni. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
One of the greatest pieces of advice I got from Hunter’s Occupational therapists is to create a visual schedule that he can look at. Something he can be involved in, and something that will help him understand what is coming next. We were told this would help him with transitions and in turn would help with the meltdowns.
Once I knew what we needed to do for Hunter, I started to research the Internet to find the perfect idea that would help us create a visual schedule.
I soon found a great website called Organize it Mom. I wanted EVERYTHING from this website, and with the awesome prices I almost cleaned them out! But one of my favorite things I found was a visual schedule that was just exactly what we were looking for. It is called Today’s Fun. As soon as I received it in the mail I set it up and I explained to Hunter how we were going to use it. He has loved being involved and helping create his own schedule for the day. Plus it has totally helped with his meltdowns and it has given him a sense of control in his own day.
So if there is anyone out there that has a little one that needs help with the meltdowns I highly recommend this chart as a tool.
I love everything from Organize it Mom so much I even bought some of the other charts there as well. My favorites include: The job chart and the Nutrition chart (for any picky eaters this is a must). Check out their website and you will see what I mean. You will want to buy everything there, I promise!
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