Monday, June 28, 2010
Charlotte: "Duck!" - yes she was yelling for the ducks again
Isabella: "Chocolate Factory!" - if you see the building behind us, Isabella was convinced that was the Wonka Factory. (We have seen that movie once about a year ago.)
Friday, June 25, 2010
We can go when we want to.
Night is young and so am I.
And we can dress real neat
from our hands to our feet
and surprise you with a victory cry.
We can dance if we want to.
We can leave your friends behind.
Cause' your friend don't dance,
and if they don't dance,
well they're no friends of mine.
I was watching TV after bedtime and I heard something... I got up and walked toward Isabella's room. I found her dancing in her bed!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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Here is a picture of Charlotte and Isabella showing their great grandmother a thing or two about drawing. Great Grandma really enjoyed the window markers.
"All of the toys they have now they didn't have when I was a kid."
The funny part is that out of all the toys we have about 3% of them are used all of the time those are baby dolls and pens, they were around! Classics never get boring!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Lentils... Such a great dry food to have on hand in any kitchen.
Lentils contain high levels of proteins... lentils also contain dietary fiber.Health magazine has selected lentils as one of the five healthiest foods. Lentils are often mixed with grains, such as rice [We eat quinoa, unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods] which results in a complete protein dish. Lentils are one of the best vegetable sources of iron. This makes them an important part of a vegetarian diet, and useful for preventing iron deficiency. Iron is particularly important for adolescents and pregnant women, whose requirements for it are increased.
The other day I was cooking, and I decided that it was pasta night. Now the decision was how to get some protein? Well I boiled up some lentils and tossed them into the pasta sauce. A great to make a fake meat sauce. The girls ate this up! They loved it. For everyone that shares houses with a vegetarian, with this meal you won't miss the meat. You will actually feel better after.
Here is a quick overview of what I did.
1 cup lentils, add about 1.25 cups of water and boil, they should be done right around when the water is mostly gone. Spice as needed. (Depends on what you are adding them to.)
I try to get a very hardy organic pasta sauce.
* Recently I have supplemented nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan cheese as well. (Ummm what?? Nutritional yeast is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium.)
Okay adults want to go that extra yard in nutrition, eat healthy and still enjoy pasta night without carbs?
Use the everything above.
Now take a zucchini, get your vegetable peeler and get rid of the green skin. Now start peeling strips into a bowl. This is now your pasta. Make about one squash per serving. Heat each serving slightly... Add sauce.
-- Done --
Now that is a tasty nutritional pasta night! You will never miss those extra carbs in pasta.
Want to know more or other hints or recipes? Make a comment and I can respond.
This weekend we had to go to a Memorial Day party/work function. These girls had a great time!
Charlotte found a house that she protected from some of the smaller kids.
Isabella was loving life on the swing. (You can see the house behind the swing)
It was a great time and it was good for work/social aspect as well.