Saturday, June 27, 2009
So, before you see pics, you should know that we went to church, then drove to Baugher's in Westminster to pick cherries. The gift giving happened after all of that, and before we ordered pizza. (I was going to shock trauma to visit a friend who was in a car accident- he is ok and home now) Troy had a quiet night with his babies since I was out.
This was after he used it to clean out the little intex pool. He showed the kids how dirty the sidewalk was by writing their names. Yes, this was last week and it is still there. He hasn't been able to clean off the rest of the walk, but until then, the kids are having a blast tracing the letters with chalk. It is better than sitting at a desk, right?
I did make a rock'n veggie lasagna though. Even the kids loved it. See below? That's not staged. ha ha. Actually, I have pretty good eaters. Our rule is to try everything and you need to eat all of something. The kids change what foods they "don't like" as fast as George can say Super Cool! so I'm not worried.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is our second week of pick up from a local CSA. I have a new task of finding different wants to cook chard, other greens, and use up a lot of lettuce and cabbage. I can easily use the radishes, scallions, spinach we get. They are very versatile. It is those dang greens! Maybe a veggie lasagna.
I tried this recipe today (from the farm recipe page).
Greens and Chickpeas aka “Cowboy Beans”
One bunch greens- kale, collards, or spinach (If using kale or collards, chop into small pieces and boil.) 5 T. ketchup 1 chopped onion 1 clove of garlic 1 can chickpeas.
In a frying pan sauté one onion chopped and a clove of garlic. Add about 1/2 c. ketchup and a little bit of cider vinegar. Cook that down a little, you may need to add some water later. Add the greens and the drained, rinsed can of chickpeas. Let the flavors blend together. Keep an eye on the amount of liquid. I need to add water sometimes to keep the mixture damp. My daycare kids used to call these cowboy beans. The original recipe had you make your own ketchup from tomato paste and vinegar - feel free, I’m too lazy.
The kids only wanted to eat the "sweet beans that tasted like french fries and catchup" and left the greens. And yes, I tried the, "Popeye likes greens" trick. They have eaten greens cooked the southern way, so I know they will. I'll just keep trying.
As an after thought and for my bargain buddy Veronica, I'll do a tutorial. First let me get a cup of tea, because this is kind of relaxing.
Here is how:
For a small rose, use one sock (but please give the recipient an even amount of roses so they can pair all the socks up!) The small size is good for a boutonniere if you would like to include the Dad-to-be.
Press them together, and if needed, wrap more floral tape under the bud (leafy part and sock) to hold it still on the stem).
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I was refreshing the tissue boxes around the house and gave Livia the choice for her room. I figured she would want the ones with the "barbies" on it (she has no idea what HSM is), but she looked embarrassed and picked the blue flower one instead. I asked her if she was sure, and she reminded me that the blue will look better in her room. :) So, that means Troy is staring at me from MY night stand now. Ha ha!
What I did learn was- we have precious few of Troy's family. Warning to the Stouffers- we will be in PA soon, armed with the camera! I will continue to work up the wall and to the right.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
She picked for the box 30%, ate 70%
If we gave him a large margin of error, he might have picked to take home 2% and ate 98%.
Don't believe me- just look at his berry!
This was the bounty before I took the kids on a tour and left Troy in the field to get another half a box! He is a good field worker. :)