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Birthdays can be magical when you're a kid. Today my son turned 10. Seriously, the whole day revolved around him. I non stop heard "I'm the birthday boy." Not in a bratty way, just as a matter of fact and very proud way. We do our best to celebrate these milestones in our house. So, we have birthday rituals and birthday suppers, you know, things people do. The birthday belongs to the person. But, there are three birth days I kind of secretly celebrate myself. Todays birth day marks the day I became a mom. Being a mom is a wild ride, one I am so grateful to be on. The gravity of being a parent really never hits you until they are here. When I was pregnant, especially when getting bigger and bigger, I thought I was really getting to understand what being a parent was like. Not the case for me. When I saw him and held him for the first time it was the most incredible feeling. I remember saying "Hi, I'm your mom." Seriously, meeting your person for the first time is crazy. Three of the...
So, I have decided every other week I post menu of the week...because to be honest sometimes the menu of the week lasts into two weeks because of left overs and hectic schedules. So, I share menu of the week when I have made my menu of the week :) Ryan and I are on a mission to clean out the pantry and freezers before we go buy any type of grocery, other than here and there to make a recipe. Do you have a pantry/fridge/freezer like me....so many random things and just continue to pack it all in?! Well, I need to get a grip and clean this stuff out! I am anxious to see what Ryan does with the pheasant....but not this week....that will likely be a weekend meal. I usually cook during the week and he cooks on the weekends. He can have his own blog post ;)
So, tomorrow is my sons birthday and he has requested cheeseburgers and fries. With angel food cake, but you don't need to get so fancy. So, I will be trying to make it cute and fun, with this burger bar!
Build-Your-Own Burger Board |...
On this episode of the Fast Lane with Sara Jayne podcast, Sara Jayne talks to Mr. Mike Burckhard, a mentor of Sara Jayne's. Mr. Burckhard takes a holistic approach to treating mental illness by focusing on the client’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well being. He uses the psychotherapeutic treatment of cognitive behavioral therapy meant to influence change in unhealthy thoughts and beliefs that trigger negative emotions and undermine the relationship with oneself and others.
Have you ever had a day where it seems like all you do is yell? Does it seem like everything your spouse or kids say maybe gets under your skin? No one is listening when you have repeatedly asked to clean up a mess, put something away, take a shower, get dressed, brush your teeth, take your vitamins, get in the car, lay down, shut the light off, go to sleep.....you get the point. We all have these days. Some times we experience weeks of this. I can vividly remember a few times when I have said something and then stopped and thought "Why in the world did I yell and why did I say that?" Sometimes we just have had enough. We have had enough noise and disrespect and we are tired. And you know what? That's ok. It's ok to be tired and it's ok to want the peace and quiet. Because we don't want that forever, we just sometimes need some time for ourselves. Think about everything you do for your family. I will list some of what I do, maybe you can relate. Primary care giver, chef, garb...
It's the start of another week! Time to share what our household will be enjoying this week! Some new ones for us this week!!
The kids are apprehensive....I am hopeful :) Try to say this 5 times fast......
Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Broccoli Slaw - Easy Keto Recipes
Think of a veggie to go with this.... ;) We are having cauliflower.
Naturally, I need to use the crockpot and it is COLD this week! Here is something to warm you right up!
Lasagna Soup | Barefeet in the Kitchen
I love Mexican food! I will be using riced cauliflower instead of real rice. Very delicious and lower carb!
Chicken Burrito Casserole - Stephanie Kay | Nutritionist & Speaker
I am soooo excited for these Sticky Asian Glazed Meatballs! I was maybe even more excited Velva Fresh Foods has hoisin sauce!!! They have it all!
Sticky Asian Glazed Meatballs - Love Bakes Good Cakes
I think before we have kids we think "I'm not going to be that kind of mom," or "I'm going to do that when I'm a mom." Good joke. (I am obviously speaking from my experience, and from what I have heard from my friends and this may not apply to you, but....) I remember before I had kids, certain things I would see other kids do or say I would think "I won't let that happen." Without even knowing it, I would assume what kind of a mom I would be and I had ZERO experience. I laugh at this now. Becoming a parent was unlike anything else I have ever done in my life. If you are a parent, you get it. You know that either the moment they came out of your body, or the moment you held them for the first time, if maybe you adopted, your life would never, ever be the same. It's scary and it's great all at once. You meet this person for the first time, someone who you feel you have known forever when in reality you are starting a brand new relationship. I had no idea what kind of relationships I...
So, I have been doing Recipe of the Week for a long time, but, I am stepping it up a notch! I am going to post what I am cooking for the week because menu planning works well for me. I know what's going to happen, I am going to get messages after people see this and they will say "I thought you were gluten free?" or "I thought you ate healthier than this?" I am gluten free, everyone in my household HAS to be, except Ryan Klein, but he is fortunate that we are all so gluten free that he has to be while at home as well. When he is not at home he can be gluten infested, because, remember, we all make our own choices. I am never gluten infested, on purpose, because when I am, everyone in my house suffers because I am SICK. I digress. Also, I commonly do make changes to my recipes. It is very rare I make a recipe as is. So, I will do a lot of substitutions but, not everyone is into what I am into, so if you want to make substitutions, y'all are on your own ;) Here are my weekly recipes....