Lazy Momma . . . an experiment

I am pretty terrible at acting with much intention.  I’m a self-described bull-in-a-china-shop most days, narrowly avoiding catastrophe by turning sharply at the last minute, once I can see that disaster is imminent.  It’s super graceful, y’all.  NOT! I made one of those twisting-in-midair turns on a grand scale not long ago.  I had begun…

The effect of motherhood on finishing

I won’t deny my tendency to multitask.  I can frequently be found simultaneously pacing the house, listening to an audiobook or podcast, drinking a cup of tea, and knitting.  In fact, I have recently been caught doing just that each night when Sweethusband arrives home from work.  He mostly shakes his head — he is…

I am starting my project with Hollandaise

Egg yolks.  Grass-fed butter.  Sea Salt.  Lemon. Got your attention?  Good. I wanted to give myself a theme to work on this year, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had a perfect project to focus on for 2017:  Mastering the Art of (clean) French Cooking! You see, I…

I was planning a Whole30

And now, I’m not. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a great program, and I may still do it, eventually.  But coming from where I was nutritionally at the beginning of the year, it was immensely easier to make a couple small changes that have, ultimately, made all the difference in the world to…

FastCooker Lamb Biryani and Cauliflower Rice

This post containes affiliate links. I will NEVER link to something I haven’t used myself. All I intend to do is share things I think are great in case you might agree, or if you, like me, use Amazon for research purposes as much as shopping. Is a quick, tasty, meal-in-a-pinch ever a bad idea to…

Holiday Treats: Marzipan Potatoes

This post contains affiliate links.  I will NEVER link to something I haven’t used myself. All I intend to do is share things I think are great in case you might agree, or if you, like me, use Amazon for research purposes as much as shopping. Some years ago, as a youngish knitter, I stumbled upon…

Baby Cabbages and Mushrooms

I don’t know about you, but I always need more quick-and-dirty, fast-prep, tasty dishes in my weeknight arsenal.  I threw this together tonight and it was definitely a winner!   Now, getting the girls to eat it happily took a little “rebranding” on my part.  The Widget has assured me on multiple occasions that she…

Dear Introverted Momma

Dear Introverted Momma, I see you.  I see you, across the room of course, because I have my own hands full with two little souls who constantly want to touch me, talk to me, ask me probing and nonsensical questions, dart off to explore something for which I will have to form words into solid…

One of THOSE days . . .

Ever have one of those days? Your toddler calls from the bathroom to alert you of her immediate need to have you come wipe her posterior, so you step away from the breakfast-in-progress on the stove for a single, solitary minute, only to return to an unrecognizably scorched disaster. Iron Chef has NOTHING on Mom-Chef! The…

Queue’s Rules #2: Hydrate!

In the year or so that I have been trying out habits and learning to listen to how my body responds, I have begun to make a few rules for myself that emphasize the things that have seemingly done me the most good.  This is the first of those that I am going to share…

Shakeology Recipe: Watergate Salad Smoothie

I whip up smoothies for the girls on a fairly regular basis, because they are amazingly portable meals and the most effective means of getting spinach in my three year old.  I don’t generally drink this one myself, as I find it too sweet, but it would be an awesome gateway green smoothie for the…