Monthly Archives: May 2012


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Oops, is it Tuesday already?  Guess I’m a little late on the weekly update and plan.  I have a fantastic excuse though…are you ready?  Instead of spending Sunday planning my week, I decided to take a trip to the ER.  Turns out some plain chocolate bars have gluten in them…silly me for not checking the label!   So that’s my excuse.  It’s the best I got.:-)   Anyway, how did your last week go?  What plans do you have for […]

5 Things 5/22


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Happy Friday!   Nearly a year ago when I discovered I could no longer eat gluten, I turned to two foods:  potatoes and rice.  Honestly, I was sick of both after the first two months.  Thank heavens I’ve learned more about GF cooking, and have found some fantastic recipes using rice!  I am, however, constantly on the lookout for more meal ideas, so I thought I’d focus on finding some tasty-looking rice recipes this week.   Who needs pasta when […]

Delectable Dozen Recipes – RICE



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“Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.” -Og Mandino

Thoughtful Thursday – Never Quit


This week let’s add some HAND SANITIZER to our emergency/72-hour kits.   via   Hand sanitizers can help prevent the spread of disease and germs almost as well as soap and water…and in emergency situations where you may not have a lot of water to spare, it can come in very handy.  Of course, if water IS available, then washing the traditional way is always best.   You can buy hand sanitizer just about anywhere.  I usually buy mine at […]

Emergency Kits – Hand Sanitizer



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Happy Mother’s Day!!!   I hope all you mothers out there have enjoyed a fantastic day…and I hope everyone else has, as well.  Last year, all I wanted for Mother’s Day was to take a long nap.  Not this year.  I spent my day taking a morning hike with my kiddos, coming home and dancing in the kitchen with them, and then we went to a playground.  Of course, I’m thinking NOW that the nap sounds pretty good, but alas, […]

5 Things 5/13




Wow, what a week!  Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, an extra paycheck, receiving great news from family, Super Moon, feverish kids, spontaneous trip planning (SO not like me!), trying new recipes, ripping out and redoing the pantry, attending the world’s best yard sale, winning tickets to Hale Center Theater….ahh…..   Productivity-wise?  Not bad, my friends, not bad.  I love it when I can say that! Make a few freezer meals. – YES Research and plan more hikes for the […]

5 Things Challenge 5-6


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Oh my goodness, I completely spaced doing a Delectable Dozen post last Friday!  Sorry ’bout that, folks.   This week, I’m going to focus on ground beef, simply because it’s something I have in my freezer.  You can substitute ground turkey in all of these recipes if you prefer.  Of course, we all have a lot of ground beef recipes, don’t we?  Sloppy joes, tacos, spaghetti, meatloaf…but there are SO many twists and turns you can try with ground beef, […]

Delectable Dozen – Ground Beef