Friday, March 21, 2014

Cinnamon Buns

Do you have a cup of coffee or tea in your hand? There are many exciting events that have happened to our family over the course of the last eighteen months and I just want to blurt them all out at once! - But I do not know where to begin, or how to start, or where to end, or even what to share. For awhile our lives were simply about getting by during the pregnancy and new recipes were a thing of the past. I relied on easy meals such as tacos, rice and beans, pastas, eggs and toast. There was a lack of desire to create any new concoction and the exhaustion made me chose whether or not to be in the kitchen or to put laundry away.

Somehow, we managed to get through all of that and have come a full year since the morning sickness began to subside. Four glorious months of feeling resentment towards food makes me appreciate the now more. Enjoying the smell of cooking food, coming up with new recipe ideas and experimenting. For quite some time now, I have longed to make cinnamon rolls, cinnamon buns, whichever title you prefer. The end result, a gooeylicious, sweet craving fix for my husband.

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Unexpected Sabbatical

As I sit here in the early hours of the morning, sipping my almond chai latte, waiting for the sun to make its presence known, I am at a loss of where to begin. Over the course of the last year and a half, the question of when or if I will begin blogging again has been asked of me on more than one occasion. I too found myself asking that same question. After spending time in prayer and simply waiting to see if there is time in my schedule for it, I still do not have an answer. I can only offer a vague response, perhaps.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Spicy Salsa

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with one of my dearest friends. Our time, of course, was focused around food, and we were able to set aside a few hours to can some salsa together, without children! (Thanks to our wonderful husbands). Time spent with her is always a blessing and I cherish the moments when we can really open up and allow ourselves to be completely honest with someone. While we chatted and shared our current positions in life, we made a batch of this {spicy salsa}. In a few months from now, when winter is upon us, I anticipate sharing a jar of our salsa while once again coming together around a dinner table full of food and thanking God for the many blessings we have been given. 

Are you a hot salsa fan? Or perhaps you are a crazy canner with a pantry full of preserved foods?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Homemade Frozen Burger Patties

Growing up, burgers were always one of my dad's specialties. He would get some fresh ground meat, mix it with his choice of seasoning - which usually involved a bunch of worcesterhire sauce {say that three times fast}, then let it marinate for a few hours before cooking. There was pride in serving his own handcrafted burgers and for his dedication I am thankful. 

Have you ever read the labels on processed frozen burgers? I find that the majority of those pre-made frozen burger patties have unnecessary fillers in them not to mention they just don't taste as good as homemade ones (unless you get them directly from the butcher... I cannot argue with how good those one's taste!). Instead of possibly spending more on less, purchase fresh ground meat at a great deal and then make your own patties to freeze. How convenient and budget friendly.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Curried Popcorn

Summer theatre, drive ins and late night bonfires scream for something salty, crunchy and flavourful. After spending a day in the hot sun, being outdoors for the sunset, sitting in the back of a car, with the trunk up and the seats down, laying on some blankets, snuggled with my children, waiting for the film to start, munching on handfuls of homemade curried popcorn seems like a great ending. That's how I envision summer nights, for the rest of my children's lives, to be. Forgetting curfew or bedtimes, to sneak in a few late nights at the drive in, watch fireworks or sing songs by the camp fire.
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