The new year has brought me into a little funk and I don’t mean the music kind.
Have you ever felt that way? Just “off” a bit?
I’m sharing about what was revealed to me over at (in)courage. I have thought about the the oh, so DAILY aspects of life and one of the aspects I need to get back on track is preparing homemade meals and sharing dinner time around the table.
For many of us, when our balancing act gets off kilter, homemade meals are the first thing to go since it’s much easier to grab convenience food on the run. When that starts to happen in my home, I go back to five simple, yet life changing strategies I began implementing years ago and was my basis for 10 Minute Dinners,
On those particularly chaotic weeks, my goal is to be very intentional about our meal time: spend less time preparing the food, more time connecting over a shared meal and slash our food budget at the same time.
Doesn’t ten minutes of food prep sound like a dream come true?
Implement these easy ideas and you will be thrilled to see how quickly a wholesome meal can come together on the spur of the moment.
1. Create your “Fast Family Favorites” dinner list.
When dinner time is rushed, most of us eat out, pop pizza in the oven, or get stuck in the rut of making the same meals over and over. Let’s break that habit and set ourselves up for success. [Read More…]
Sweet friends – Can I call you that? Friends?
Anyone who has taken the time to faithfully hang around my corner of the blogosphere for awhile, comment here, on FB or even connect in some small ways through sharing both the beautiful moments as well as the bedlam ones, I truly see you as friends (but it’d be just a tad better to share some tea on our front porch.)
I’ve been in a creative funk over the last month or so, and I’ll have to try and process it in a post, but that accounts for the fact that I just can’t seem to turn on that computer like I should. I want to go back to the times of early blogging when I could just throw something up without having to think through all the varying “aspects” of blogging in this new era and for me, it’s just starting to happen on Instagram. I realize though that many of you aren’t on IG, so I thought I’d start doing a weekly check in here with a peek into our life.
Nothing grandiose, but just my simple, unedited musing throughout the week which line up with some of the pics. Many of these were posts from IG that you may have missed. SO, in no specific order beginning from the collage above: [Read More…]
I just can’t stay away!
There’s just something about the aroma of fresh homemade bread that does me in every time. Comfort at its finest, for sure.
For 20 years now, I’ve been making homemade bread. Yes, I am even one of those that has a grain grinder (still going strong from my days when everything that went in our mouths was organic or homemade.)
I wrote about my evolution to real foods, organic, junk and everything in between a few years back. I love the comments in that post.
Yes, I go in cycles and with those cycles I’ve tried many delicious recipes over the years. I appreciate versatile ones the best and this easy yeast dough recipe is perfect for loaves, rolls or even cinnamon buns (although for mine, I use a dough with some sugar in it ;)).
You can use only white flour to achieve a really lightweight bread or buns, a mixture of whole wheat and white or go all wheat for the extra fiber and nutrition. [Read More…]