Automatic Ice Cream Maker

My FAVORITE kitchen appliance - an automatic ice cream maker. Why I like it and tips for using the machine. You are going to want one of these!

electric counter top ice cream maker was on my wish list and my in-laws had an old version at their house that never got used. They said we could have it. I jumped on it and has it been put to good use!

This is one of my all time favorite kitchen appliances. No, I’m not exaggerating. Yes, I might be slightly ice cream obsessed but I think my obsession also makes my family happy.

We purchased ice cream every once in a while but not as often as I would have liked because of budget and health reasons. This amazing little gadget takes care of both of those issues. I can make it as healthy as I’d like (and even if I make it with sugar, it’s way better than the stuff at the store) for much cheaper.

My FAVORITE kitchen appliance - an automatic ice cream maker. Why I like it and tips for using the machine. You are going to want one of these!

4 Reasons I Love My Automatic Ice Cream Maker

No ice and salt necessary

We had an electric ice cream maker which we used every once in a while. It was a pain to remember to buy or make ice and have the salt on hand. Now, I  just dump my ice cream mixture into the frozen bowl and am ready to go.

No Unnecessary Ingredients

Vanilla: MILK, CREAM, SUGAR, SKIM MILK, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL VANILLA FLAVOR, CELLULOSE GUM, VEGETABLE GUMS (GUAR, CARRAGEENAN, CAROB BEAN), SALT, ANNATTO COLOR.

Strawberry: INGREDIENTS: Fresh Grade ‘A’ whole milk, strawberries, sugar, cream, corn syrup, modified corn starch, natural strawberry flavor, stabilizer blend (monoglycerides, cellulose gel, cellulose gum, carrageenan), artificial colors red 3, yellow 6, blue 1.

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the ice cream carton from the store? The majority have a dozen ingredients or more. Most of them being processed ones that aren’t good for you. When you make it at home, you know exactly what goes in it. Cream or coconut milk, sweetener, flavoring, maybe eggs and thickener.

Customizable

You can make frozen yogurt, sorbet, or ice cream with whatever flavors and add ins you like! You aren’t stuck making a gallon of one kind like you do in a rock and salt machine. Here you can do 2 quarts or even less. You also aren’t stuck to the flavors found in the store.

Price

So yes, you can buy a half gallon of the cheapest (and not very good tasting) ice cream for $2.50, the middle of the road product is $4 for a half gallon (on sale) and when you get to the good stuff with real ingredients you are going to be spending $3-$4 a pint! With this amazing machine, you can make it for a fraction of the cost. 

Tips for using your Ice Cream Maker

1. If you have space, keep the freezer bowl in the freezer. This eliminates the need to plan the night before and you can satisfy a last minute craving or feed drop in guests in no time.

2. If you cook your ice cream base or are using room temperature products (canned coconut milk), refrigerate your ice cream base until completely chilled. This is a must. You will end up with a much thicker and creamier treat.

3. If you have a large family and are worried that 2 quarts of ice cream won’t be enough, buy a second freezer bowl! You can make two different types that way and be able to please everyone (or most everyone).

Do you have any ice cream makers? How often do they get used?

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Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

I vote that Mondays become part of the weekend! I could use another day to get caught up on projects and cleaning before heading into the work week.

We had our first Oklahoma spring storm yesterday. It came complete with small hail but didn’t last long. It was relaxing to hear the rain beating down on the house and brought a little cooler temperature and less humidity with it. This was one of those weeks were I really wanted to turn on the air conditioning but didn’t want to at the same time! It got warm and muggy in the house but we held off knowing it was going to cool off again this week.

Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

This is the last week of our 5 week wheat free challenge to see if it improved my son’s eczema any. His face looked wonderful this weekend. Probably the best it’s looked since he was a newborn. Next week we are going to reintroduce wheat (into my diet. I’m still not going to directly feed him wheat for a while yet) and we’ll know for sure if it has improved because of no wheat or if he’s outgrown it, the heater not running etc.

Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

You can still see a little bit of the redness from his eczema but his cheeks are looking WAY better!

We are preparing for an Herb Festival/craft show type thing at the beginning of June and I’m beginning to think our dining room isn’t going to be the same again until it’s over. I’ve been trying to get the earrings and magnets knocked out and test out mason jar ideas and then we’ll move on to lip balms and room sprays when those supplies come in.

Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

Suppers:

  • Chicken Shepherd’s Pot Pie (Pot Pie with Mashed Potato Topping)
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps (new recipe from  42 Simple & Healthy Dinners)
  • Bean Tostadas
  • Shredded BBQ Beef on Baked Potatoes
  • Leftovers

Lunches:

Breakfasts:

Goals:

What’s on your menu? What goals are you tackling this week?

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Garbanzo Bean and Roasted Corn Salad

This Garbanzo Bean and Roasted Corn Salad came together on a whim a couple weeks ago. I needed a dish to bring someplace and wanted to use ingredients that sounded good and were in my house.

Garbanzo Bean and Roasted Corn Salad | Perfect side dish for grilling and the leftovers make a tasty lunch. I love this!!!

Garbanzo beans are one of my favorite things so I decided to determine the rest of the salad around that ingredient. Onion and jalapeno make pretty much everything better so those made an appearance as well. Sautéing them before adding them to the salad gives them more of a subtle flavor. I like my salads lightly dressed, mostly because I’m cheap and I hate to see all of the dressing left at the bottom of the dish. Because it’s not sitting in gobs of dressing, this will keep well for several days depending on what add ins you use. The perfect amount of citrus and oil flavors came through, but if you’d like to add more, go for it.

This salad is super easy to adapt based on what you have on hand. Look and see what vegetables you need to use up and add them in.

I enjoyed eating the leftovers for my lunch and will definitely be making it again. My 3 year old also loved it and had to keep taking bites from my bowl instead of her lunch. Little stinker. I suppose I should be happy she enjoys eating her vegetables.

4.3 from 4 reviews

Garbanzo Bean and Roasted Corn Salad
Serves: 7 cups – 8-12 servings
 

Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounces) package frozen corn
  • 3 cups garbanzo beans (or two cans drained and rinsed)
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ a small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
Add Ins (use what you like):
  • ½-1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 avocados, chopped
  • ½-1 cup red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
Dressing
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Turn your oven on to high broil. Spread the corn onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven around 10 minutes. You don’t want to over cook and dry out the corn so watch it and stir one or two times.
  2. In a skillet sauté the jalapeno, onion, and garlic.
  3. In a large bowl combine the corn, garbanzo beans, onion mixture and dressing ingredients.
  4. Adjust seasons to taste. Can also add a little garlic powder if needed.
  5. Gently stir in add ins.
  6. Can serve room temperature or chilled.

 

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My Favorite Kitchen Appliances

Today I have my list of the kitchen appliances that I use the most. One of my favorite kitchen appliances might surprise you. I’d probably even consider it my favorite of the favorites. It’s the last one on the list below.

Don’t forget to check out my list of kitchen essentials and the other of my favorite kitchen tools. Between these three lists, your kitchen would be equipped to handle anything.

Great ideas for a registry or stocking your kitchen | A list of my favorite kitchen appliances. The last one might surprise you - I LOVE it!

Mini Food Chopper

One that holds 2-3 cups is an ideal size. I use this all the time for small amounts of hummus, salsa, and other items that need pureed.

Blender

Our blender gets used all of the time for large batches of salsa and hummus, making oat flour and smoothies. (When making smoothies fill the blender up and freeze the extras in individual cups.) A Blendtec or Vitamix is on my wish list but in the meantime I have a Ninja Master Prep. It doesn’t get oat flour as fine as I’d like or some fruits at smooth but it gets the job done. The nice thing about it, is that it comes with a 2 cup jar as well. I’m curious as to how the Ninja Professional Blender are. What kind-of blender to you have?

Mixer

I love my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I make rolls, breadsticks, naan and other breads and this makes it a breeze. Whipping up a large batch of butter cream icing is simple – you just let the machine do the work. No standing there holding electric hand beaters. Making double (or triple) batches of cookies won’t kill your arms. When I made bread I use 7-8 cups of whole wheat flour. If you are going to make batches of bread much bigger than that you are going to want to invest in a more heavy duty mixer. There’s no way this could have stood up to my mom’s 14 cups of grain bread making every week!

Hand Mixer

This would be a maybe essential. If you whip egg whites or heavy cream you’ll want this. (Unless you want to give yourself an arm workout with a whisk). If you only make recipes that require beaten in large amounts, you could use the whisk attachment to your stand mixer. I never use this for making things like cookies. I always do them by hand or with the Kitchen Aid.

Slow Cooker

I use this for cooking beans and making yogurt way more than I do for making meals.. I have a 6 quart and a 1 1/2 quart but the smaller one seldom gets used.

Electric Griddle

This is depending on family size. If you have no or one or two kids, this would probably not be essential. If your family grows, this will speed up pancake, grilled cheese, bacon frying and quesadilla making tremendously.

Pressure Cooker

I don’t yet have a pressure cooker but my mom and sister do. You can have dry beans cooked in under 15-30 minutes from start to finish. Crazy. In fact, my mom told me she had beans that had soaked for just a few hours cooked in 8 minutes! It would be helpful for those days I forget to soak and cook my chick peas. My sister also uses her pressure cooker to quickly cook meat.

Rice Cooker

I wouldn’t consider this an essential just because you can cook rice on the stove top or in the oven. I’m including it, though, because I have one and use it every time I make rice. It makes the process brainless. Mine is a basic 6 cup one that came from Wal-Mart but there are some fancy ones available. A programmable rice cooker would be handy sometimes.

Automatic Ice Cream Maker

I’m saving my favorite for last. I know it might not seem like an essential but let me tell you, this thing is amazing! We use it all the time and it has eliminated our need to purchase ice cream from the store. It’s so easy and you don’t need any rock salt or ice. I’ll have a post coming this or next week going into more detail on this wonderful gadget.

What are you favorite kitchen appliances? Is there something that I need to add to my collection?

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Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

What a week! We’ve had stuff going every evening, Saturday my husband had to work 9 hours, Thursday and Friday concluded the membership drive for our concert series and we also had the final concert of the season. The drive went well but was time intensive. The kids were troopers spending 8 plus hours away from the house both days and having to behave while I took checks and inputted information into the database.

Saturday morning was citywide garage sales and I found a couple of houses with little boy stuff and that doesn’t happen very often. Our daughter was excited to find a pair of tennis shoes she was needing and she’s fully stocked on the next size of clothes except for a couple of shirts. Yay for successful garage sale trips.

Once a year several churches in town spend Sunday morning doing yard work and clean up for the houses in their neighborhoods as a way to serve. The house we worked on had so many leaves and sticks it was unbelievable. My hands are sore from lugging countless trash bags of leaves to the curb. The little guy hung out in his stroller and wrap and sister helped pick up sticks and bag leaves. It was a fun and productive morning and the weather was perfect!

This week things should slow down a little and I hope to really start tackling getting things ready for an herb festival our city has every year. I am going to have a booth at it – my first ever!

Have you ever sold any thing at a craft show before? It will be a complete experiment. I’m sure lots of learning will happen.

Wheat free menu plan and goals and From this Kitchen Table

Suppers:

Lunches:

  • Indonesian Fried Rice (This stuff is the best! Regular fried rice is tasteless after eating it)
  • Leftovers from last week
  • Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry (new recipe from  42 Simple & Healthy Dinners)
  • Salad

Breakfasts:

  • Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (used oat flour instead of wheat. They were kind-of crumbly. Pretty good, just not a huge fan of the taste of stevia)
  • Homemade Yogurt and Granola (using this cooking method)
  • Smoothies or a new muffin recipe if we need it

Goals:

What’s on your menu? What goals are you tackling this week? Have you ever sold anything at a craft show before?

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Favorite Kitchen Tools

In my last post I shared my list of kitchen essentials and you can find my favorite kitchen appliances here. These are the things you will most likely want, even if you kitchen is tiny. Today that list is continued. All of these are essentials (the last three will be dependent on your cooking habits but I’ll go into more detail below) AND my favorite kitchen tools. I use these items week in and week out and often times day in and day out.

My Favorite Kitchen Tools! You will want to make sure you have these in your kitchen: cheese plane, rubber spatula, good pots and pans and more! Great ideas for my kitchen or a wedding registry.

Good Pots and Pans

We recently upgraded our pans to a stainless steel Calphalon set from Bed Bath and Beyond. I love them. They can also go in the oven (with the lids) up to 450 degrees. My set has 8 pans and pots plus lids.

If you don’t cook a lot or are limited on space, I’d recommend an 8 and 10 inch skillet, 1.5 quart sauce pan, 3 quart sauté pan, and a 6 or 8 quart stockpot depending on your family size or if you’ll be cooking for groups. You can always add more later, but if you have limited cabinet space, these are the essentials. If you get a non stick pan, get an 8 or 10 inch skillet.

I recommend buying good quality cookware. You are going to have these things for a long time so you want to love them. Cheaper pans tend to warp and not cook evenly. When we were shopping, our top brands we considered were the higher tiered Calphalon products and All Clad.

Rubber Spatula

I have the classic scraper from Pampered Chef and love them. Would recommend having two. (Don’t tell but I actually have three and there are times when they are all dirty at once!) Don’t buy the cheap ones. They will fall apart way easier and not work nearly as well. I use them for cooking, baking, and scraping.

Kitchen Tongs

Buy the ones that lock (by pulling up the head not with the sliding ring)! These are great for flipping meat on the skillet, serving salad, removing corn on the cob from hot water and so much more. I have this one from OXO.

Kitchen Shears

Love using kitchen shears. Perfect for snipping fresh herbs, green onions, or chives. They are also used weekly to cut my daughters pizza into bite sized pizza. You can use a pair for cutting meat into chunks and another for slicing your homemade cinnamon rolls to put in a pan.

Mini Cutting Board

This gets used all the time in our home. It’s perfect for a small job – cutting an apple or grapefruit in half, rough chopping a small amount of veggies, mincing just a clove or two of garlic. I love how little space it takes up. Great size to put in the cooler or slide under a car seat to take on a road trip.

Cheese Plane

The cheese planes for hard and semi hard cheeses are awesome! You can slice cheese in a perfect thickness. No more overly thick slices of cheese for sandwiches, grilled cheese, or crackers. A block of cheese will go much further. This gadget might just save you money.

Flat Risotto Spoon/Saute Paddle

This wooden spoon is perfect for sauteing, browning meat,  and stirring anything you are cooking. The flat edge helps scrape the bottom of the pan much better than a spoon.

Good Knives

These are something I don’t have yet. You don’t need a block of knives. Instead get fewer but better quality knives. This is something I’d do over again if I could. We registered for a knife block when we got married and they are all very dull. I can’t wait to purchase new ones. I would buy 2 Chef’s knives, a paring knife, and a bread knife to start. Do you have a favorite knife brand to share?

Mini Serving Spatula

These are the perfect size to serve any dessert made in a pan. We use it all the time for sweets and main dishes. When mine broke a few years ago it was something that I immediately replaced.

Pancake Turner Spatula

This gets used for pancakes, quesadillas, grilled cheese and other such items in our house. When you get stainless steel or silicone or nylon will depend on if you use non stick surfaces to cook your pancakes on.

Pizza Stone

If you make homemade pizza, this is a must have! I have two and they make the best pizza crusts. Well worth the investment. I have the large round stone from Pampered Chef but you can find them many places.

Salad Spinner

This in an item I’d say depends on your salad eating habits. If you make large quantities of salad, you are going to want this. It makes ensuring your lettuce is not dripping water anymore so much easier. I prepare a large quantity of lettuce for us to use for salads during the week every Sunday and this makes it a breeze. My spinner is one of the push knob kinds.

Microplane

Use this to add garlic, ginger, or nutmeg to a dish. It’s also perfect for zesting citrus fruit. If you don’t do a lot of cooking with fresh garlic or nutmeg you can skip tool and simply mince it with a knife and cutting board.

If you add these 13 tools to the list of kitchen essentials and favorite kitchen appliances, you’d have a pretty stocked kitchen! What are your favorite kitchen tools?

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Kitchen Essentials

How do you know what to purchase for your kitchen when you are first starting out? How do you know if a kitchen gadget is really worth buying and taking up space in your kitchen?

Kitchen Essentials! The list of must haves for every kitchen. Great for making wedding registries or updating your own kitchen!

When my husband I were first married we lived in a duplex with a small kitchen. I had no pantry to store excess tools and appliances. My sister just got engaged and will most likely be living in a small apartment. I thought I’d give her a list of kitchen essentials, favorite tools (most of which are also essentials), and my favorite appliances to help her as she comes up with her own wedding registry and makes plans for her own home.

After being married over 7 years, these are the kitchen tools I would replace immediately if my kitchen were destroyed. Most of the others that are taking up space in my kitchen I wouldn’t even miss.

You can find the list of my Favorite Kitchen Tools here which also has a few essential items on it and my Favorite Kitchen Appliances as a few more items you might want to purchase!

Kitchen Essentials

The items from my favorite kitchen tools list and favorite kitchen appliances list (coming the the next few days) and the following:

Vegetable Peeler – Don’t get the cheapest one out there. They hurt your hand and break much sooner.

Box Cheese Grater - I don’t buy grated cheese so I use this any time I need grated cheese. I also use it to grate carrots for egg rolls, fried rice, etc.

Soup Ladle - There not another great option for dishing up broth-y soups.

Slotted Spoon

Non Slotted Spoon

Can Opener – Buy a decent can opener. They cheap ones are a pain. I have this one. My sister has this one and says it is amazing.

Pizza Cutter -  I have a pizza wheel with a handle. I’ve had super cheap ones and the one we have now is middle of the road. It definitely cuts much easier.

Colander – I have a smaller mesh one and a larger pasta one

Cutting Boards – I recommend two large ones and the small size I have on my favorite kitchen tools list. I’m needing to replace mine, so I don’t have specific recommendations for these.

Food Storage Containers – I love my Pyrex set! The perk of having glass is that you can use them in the microwave and they can double as food prep dishes. I also have a set of decent plastic ones that I like. I’ve found that having some mini containers (4 and 8 ounces) has been really useful!

Possible Kitchen Essentials:

Potato Masher – If you make mashed potatoes or a lot of your own refried beans, this becomes an essential! If not, try without one for a while. I have one of the ones with holes in the masher part but I could see how the ones with the wavy metal base would be easier to clean. Haven’t tried that kind though.

Pasta Fork – This is only an essential if you use spaghetti or fettuccine noodles. If you use elbow, penne etc you could just use the slotted or unslotted spoons.

Whisk – If you aren’t sure if you’d use it, do without. You can purchase one later.

Ice Cream Scoop – This is an essential in our home. If you don’t eat ice cream frequently you can use a sturdy regular spoon. My favorite scoop came from Bed Bath and Beyond but they no longer sell it.

Baking Kitchen Essentials

Items from my favorite kitchen tools list and my favorite kitchen appliances lists and the following:

Airbake Cookie Sheets – Love these! Perfect for cookies, rolls, breadsticks. Get the lighter colored ones.

Cooling Racks I think this one looks nice. If you are short on counter top space, check out the stackable ones.

Mini Muffin Tins - This is the pan I have. I prefer having 2 12 cup pans over 1 24. I recommend mini over regular sized ones because they make the perfect sized muffins for kids and when you bring muffins or cupcakes to a function a lot of the time people won’t finish an entire regular sized one and it always makes me a little sad when food I’ve made gets tossed. They are also great size for appetizers

9×13 and 8 or 9 Inch Square Pan – I use these all the time. I actually have 2 of each. Unless you know you’ll be using them a lots start with one of each. All of mine are glass (Pyrex) but you might consider getting one set in glass and one in metal. The metal ones are great for taking places – no worrying about breakage! I also recommend that you buy the ones that come with lids.

Measuring Spoons – If you are going to cook or bake at all you’ll want a set, maybe even two. Don’t buy a cheap set. I recommend metal over plastic and prefer a set that included 1/8 of a teaspoon.

Measuring Cups – The same as the spoons. These are essentials. If you are a baker, you might want two. Don’t buy a cheap set. I have had plastics ones, and they have accidentally been melted. I also have a cheap set of stainless steel ones and the handles are falling off less than a year later (they just happen to be the first set that currently appears on this link).

Liquid Measuring Cups – I have a set that comes with a 1, 2, and 4 cup. The ones that that are angled and you can read standing up make things a little easier but I haven’t seen them in glass. A basic set is fine, no need to spend extra on this.

Glass and Metal Mixing Bowls – Get a variety of sizes. Our largest one gets used for tossing big batches of popcorn with butter or making pancakes for a herd. The middle sized one is great for cookies and muffins. The small ones are good for whisking an egg or two. One of my metal bowls nestles perfectly into a saucepan for a double boiler.

Possible Baking Essentials:

Pie Pan – You  may or may not want this depending on how many pies you want. It can also fill in for a cheesecake pan like in this recipe.

Jelly Roll Pan – We use this for oven fries or roasting veggies. Mine is an old uncoated one.

Pastry Brush – If you don’t do much baking, you won’t need this. Most often ours gets used for brushing the butter on top of breadsticks. I use one with natural bristles. If you get a cheap one, the bristles fall out way sooner so be sure to read reviews and don’t by the cheap ones. Some people love the silicone brushes.

Rolling Pin –  I have a traditional rolling pin and a pizza and pastry roller that I love! Do you make pizza, sugar roll out cookies, or tortillas? Then this will be a must. If not try without and on the rare occasion you need a rolling pin try using a bottle.

Bread Pan – This is an essential if you are going to make homemade bread. Otherwise you can just use the muffin tins for quick breads. If you really want bread pans for quick breads I love this size. Otherwise I use stainless steel bread pans for my yeast bread.

Other Kitchen Items:

Silverware – In my opinion there is no need to buy silverware that is $50 a setting. One the other had, don’t buy the the cheap stuff. It bends easily, tarnishes, and hurts your hand. We purchased a middle of the road set that we really liked from Bed Bath and Beyond. Using one of their 20% off coupons made it a great purchase. A service for 12 cost under $200.

Dinnerware – Fine china was something that I didn’t want. When you are in a small house you most likely won’t have space for storing plates that seldom get used. I love corelle. They are thin and won’t take up a lot of space in the cabinet.

Glasses – If you are limited on space, make sure your glasses will stack otherwise they will take up a lot of space. Our came from Ikea and they work great. Next time we’ll most likely purchase something a tiny bit thinner.

Hot Pads and Trivets – One or two trivets would be plenty. Hot pads or kitchen towels could always fill in on the occasion you need more. You will want at least 2 hot pads.

Wash Clothes and Dish Towels – Enough to get you through to the next wash day. I dislike drying my dishes with the cheap microfiber towels. Look for something that will absorb the water easily.

Don’t for forget that  I would also include most of the items on my Favorite Kitchen Tools List and several on my Favorite Appliances List as essentials in my kitchen so be sure to check them out as well! (You’ll also get to hear about my all time favorite appliance. You might be surprised)

What are some of your favorite kitchen tools?

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Wheat Free Menu Plan and Goals

The weather has warmed up and it’s feeling like spring. We’ve been able to spend most evenings outside and let the kids burn off some energy. The landscape isn’t turning green yet (except for the weeds, that is) so it’s still quite ugly outside but hopefully before long we’ll see things turning green.

It’s slightly embarrassing to admit this, but I purchased fish when I went shopping for my first time ever. I’m never been a huge seafood fan and cooking it has always kind-of scared me. The first recipe we tried actually turned out pretty well. Shaun said it was one to make again. I’m looking forward to testing out some other recipes.

The weekend started with a concert and then a fantasy baseball draft (which was at our house) and this week is the last of membership drive for our concert series association and the final concert of the season. I’ll still have work to do as memberships continue trickling in but the big push and long few days will be over.

We are starting on our third week of wheat free. The little guy’s face is looking smoothing and the eczema isn’t raised at all. Occasionally it turns more red but nothing too bad. It’s hard to know if it’s the lack of wheat, heater not being used, him getting older etc. I guess the true test will be seeing what happens when we reintroduce wheat into our diets at Easter. (Or rather my diet seeing that he still doesn’t care about solids and I try to wait until longer to introduce wheat directly to the kids.)

Menu Plan and Goals @ Deanna Micheals - From this Kitchen Table

Suppers:

  • Salmon and Asparagus
  • Fantasy Baseball  Draft at our house – snacks
  • Egg Roll in a Bowl
  • Ladies’ Bible Study – bringing chickpea and corn salad
  • Leftovers

Lunches:

Breakfasts:

Goals:

My goals this week are going to be simple. Only 1 day of the 7 do we not have something extra going on and a couple of the days will be really long ones.

  • Concert Series Headquarters
  • Print ballots prior to the last concert Thursday
  • Make graphics and re-read this week’s posts
  • Continue 28 days of Pilates and 30 day plank challenge (half way there)
  • Keep the house halfway put together and everyone fed. :-)
  • Reading, jewelry making and anything else is a bonus

What’s on your menu? Any big projects you are tackling this week?

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