Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream”

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Hubby surprised me with a new Blendtec blender for my birthday, how exciting!  I complained recently about how our blender was not working well at all. It’s been going downhill for a while now and anytime I added frozen fruit to a yogurt smoothie for the boys it hardly moved or crushed a thing.

I wanted a Blendtec but couldn’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on a blender so I added a simpler blender to my Amazon wish list, one that had good reviews for ice crushing. Imagine my shock when I opened the Blendtec. Even more shock when I opened my gift from my sister in law and nieces, the blender I had on my list! Continue reading

Garden Update

We finally got the garden up and going several weeks ago. It was a multiple weekend project. Josh tilled the entire garden, made the rows, added cow manure, placed the irrigation across the rows and then we put the tarp on top to minimize our weeds. THEN it was time to plant the seedlings or vegetables that go straight from seed.

It was an adventure! The boys helped do some of the planting. In their Easter baskets they received some carrot seeds, flower seeds, a shovel, small rake and a strawberry plant. They were so incredibly excited! Daddy took them out to plant everything while I cleaned up the brunch mess. His idea of adult supervision differs from mine….they did whatever they wanted so we have carrot seeds all over and flower seeds in the vegetable patch as opposed to the flower pots. They had fun though and that is what counts….I will get more flower seeds though!
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Strawberry Mango Mint Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Mint Smoothie
It has been another crazy week. Once spring arrives things seem to take off at a high speed. The kids went back to school Monday and I have been swamped since. This week I’ve been trying to balance the PTO checkbook and spreadsheets. I took over the treasurer position in February and still haven’t gotten it done. It isn’t exactly easy being thrown into the middle of somebody else’s system, not even my mathematics and business background helped! The end is in sight though.

I’ve also been busy planning the school spring carnival which is just around the corner. Luckily I have an awesome committee and things are coming together.
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In My Kitchen – April 2015

It certainly has been an interesting month in our kitchen this past month. The month began with surgery recovery. Then I had my diverticulitis flare up which meant a restricted diet, leaving me craving my fruits and veggies. Let’s just say there wasn’t much fun cooking going on for a while! Then came spring break and the boys being home, plus we went out of town for several days. Despite that and all our other madness we managed to enjoy ourselves.

In my kitchen we have some new semolina flours. I am using them for my sourdough breads and also in my pizza dough.
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