Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What I've Been Up To Lately

Life has been crazy lately, and so my blog has taken a backseat.

Due to some health issues (nothing serious), I have reintroduced  a little lean meat and fish back into my diet. I am eating more Nutritarian like I was in the very beginning, but still plant strong. I also have been collecting some new food ideas and recipes to try since I've really been in a food rut lately. I am avoiding egg yolks and not drinking milk or eating cereal with milk. In my oatmeal, I am embracing almond milk. It is still not a favorite of mine, but I'm working on it. I also am decreasing  everyday my dependency on sugar and sugar substitutes...and yes, Tab and other diet sodas. My diet is definitely a work in progress right now and it may be changing some more.

Another thing I am doing is investigating more gluten free recipes and products. We had this cornbread mix with homemade bean soup the other night and it was delicious. I have tried so many cornbread recipes and this mix is the best I've had. Everyone really liked it. I made mine into cornbread muffins rather than in a flat pan.

I am also working on expanding my football food list. This was last year's football food blog post.  August is a struggle for my family food wise, so I'm trying to stay on top of things. Look for this year's football food post in the coming weeks. 

Besides football food, I also have taken each child's likes and requests into consideration and made my school lunches food list. I do this every year as well since likes and dislike change from time to time. This list goes in the front of my recipe binder for easy reference. It  is really helpful so I can keep up the variety in the kids' lunches.

Monday, July 1, 2013

As Seen On Pinterest...

So, this week I tried to get rust off of my knives by using lemon juice. I only soaked mine for about 3 minutes and as you can see from my pictures below, it worked pretty well. Next time I'll soak a little longer, but how cool was this?  Here is the pin from The Colorless Cottage.


I also tried to make #Mountain Dew glow following this instructional video that I found on Pinterest. DH was calling me "Shannon Nye" as in "Bill Nye, the science guy." Everyone gathered together for what I though was going to be really cool. So, I mixed everything, shook it up, turned out the lights and...we were all sitting there like schmucks in the dark with no Mountain Dew glow bottle. Oh well. I only spent $1.59 for the drink and I figured it was worth a shot.   The kids said, "Epic fail, mom." But I told them its like Thomas Alva Edison once said when reflecting on his failed attempts: “We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb” I now know one way NOT to make Mountain Dew glow. You live and you learn. If it had worked, there would have been ooohs and ahhhhs...