In my opinion, basic ramen packs should not be underestimated. With an electric kettle (if you don't have one, consider getting one) providing boiling water in less than 5 minutes, ramen can be made in under 9 minutes. When you add the leftover roasted veggies and sausage from the night before to drained noodles and … Continue reading Waiting for payday.
Teaching my kids to cook is stressful. As they learn more skills, at any given moment, they could injure themselves. Obviously, this is true all the time, regardless of kitchen efforts, but cooking work is different. Seeing my son with a knife in his hand, forgetting to hold his bear claw, provokes unpleasant visions in … Continue reading Make a bear claw!
As I’ve learned to pay more attention to what excursions drain me and which ones give me something to work with, I’ve realized that I both like and dislike shopping. I like going to a store specifically to treasure hunt in the clearance aisles. Finding good deals on supplies to donate to teachers and area … Continue reading Delivery.
We realized shortly after my first child was born that I had a tendency to forget to eat. This wasn’t an issue prior to nursing a baby. On demand feeding meant that I was in my recliner often and getting up to cook something for myself was sometimes not an option. If I wasn’t in … Continue reading Soylent.
The last time I made bread, I made pink banana bread with sprinkles. Today, I'm using the same idea to make pumpkin bread. This is a 4 ingredient recipe. 5, if you include the baking spray. I don't bake much, honestly. When I do, I need it not to exhaust me. Cake mix saves me … Continue reading This Bread isn’t Pink!
Fish sticks, canned green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Typically, there are no leftovers when I make this meal. One of my kids has some fairly intense food selectivity, and this is mostly outside of his control. He and I have an agreement. I’ll try to always include at least two foods he is positive … Continue reading Cafeteria trays.
This Asian pear has seen better days. Honestly, I forgot it on the counter. It has been jostled a bit and didn't have the benefit of the safety of the produce drawer. I learned how to prepare them watching the mother of the students I tutored. They have a granular texture that is wonderful when … Continue reading My favorite fruit.
When people ask me what my favorite fruit is, I usually answer apples. This is mostly true. I love apples, though I don’t really like the Red Delicious variety. I like my apples to crunch when I bite into them and be sweet with a touch of sour. When Cripps Pink apples started hitting produce … Continue reading Apples are only my second favorite.
My son asked if he could make Whatever It’s Called for Thanksgiving, and it was encouraging. First, my son believed that cooking for a holiday was something he should be involved in. This means my husband and I have succeeded, even a little bit, in altering the picture surrounding food preparation and family events. If … Continue reading Six year old wants to help with Thanksgiving dinner.
Fatigue and pain happen with anxiety and depression. As anxiety and depression increase with seasonal weather changes, less sun and shorter days, the exhaustion and hurts go up too. For me, this tends to show up in backaches that become more distracting as the day progresses and my energy fades. It seems like the time … Continue reading Invisible line.