Soft Serve Ice Cream

Thursday in the pick up line I found out Shelton’s class would be eating ice cream sandwiches the next day at the AR party. I immediately went home and started baking large chocolate chip cookies using Danielle Walker’s real deal chocolate chip cookies 2.0. Next I was trying to come up with an ice cream…

Protein Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These Protein Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are so good they will not last long in your house! I was looking for a granola bar with more protein without table sugar. I chose unsweetened coconut and a plant based vanilla protein shake powder with 15 grams of protein without sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, or fillers….

Sunday Night Soup

When the temperature dips thirty degrees I start thinking about soup. One of my favorite dishes is Seafood Curry at Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant Yak & Yeti. I thought I’d try a soup version using Salmon and ingredients I had on hand so I didn’t have to run to the store. This soup is so…

Tea Party Saturday

The cafe we played almost daily in the winter has been closed for some time now. The lure of longer days and warmer temperatures have drawn us outside. Yesterday we played outside after school thinking the rain was on its way for the weekend. So we decided to skip our chores and play as long…

Sunday -The Runaway Bunny

Sunday afternoon with the sun pouring through the window and I am staring out at the trees blowing as my sweet girl reads “The Runaway Bunny.” I struggle on Sundays between trying to observe the sabbath and getting organized for the week. Today after lunch I sat down with my mocha latte, pencil, and paper…

Shepherd’s Pie

Super quick & easy meal that will leave your family full and satisfied. Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 4 cloves garlic minced 1 lb grass fed beef 2 carrots sliced or chopped 2 ribs of celery sliced or chopped 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos ( or Worcestershire) I used coconut aminos 4 white or red potatoes for…

Taco Tuesday

Super Simple Taco Tuesday Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 1 lb grass fed beef 1 can organic pinto beans drained 1 can organic diced tomatoes 1/4 cup homemade taco season** Corn tortillas Directions: Sauté onion, then add ground beef. Once the meat brown add the pinto beans and tomatoes. Add taco seasoning and simmer 15 minutes….

Sausage egg & cheese biscuit

Today I updated our biscuit recipe to remove the goat yogurt since we recently learned that Shelton can no longer have table sugar and lactose. Previously we were told no cow dairy and now it seems no goat or sheep dairy either. This morning we had chicken sausage, egg & cheese biscuit! It was a…

Mexican Chicken Soup with Black beans & Rice

When a cold snap reminds you that it’s not quite Spring it’s time for a pot of soup. After being at a swim meet I really didn’t think ahead much for dinner. I grabbed a whole chicken from the frig, veggies in the crisper, beans and tomatoes from the pantry. We were so hungry it…

February 25th Christmas 🎄

Today it’s February 25th and our second living like Christmas of 2019. This month Shelton decided to buy items for the animal shelter. The last time we made a donation at the shelter they said they always need paper towels and bleach. So along with food and a toy we were set to live like…

Cafe and {Canned} Chili

We play Cafe almost every night lately. Shelton loves to rearrange the playroom and set the tables for a cafe. She delights in picking out plates, napkins, and making it beautiful. She usually writes the menus and serves the meals. While this is fun we are teaching her manners, how to pay the bill, and…

Super Simple Allergy Friendly Potato Soup

Church, Sunday naps, Mary Poppins, and yummy soup refreshed us this February day. I love potato soup and growing up loved Huey’s potato soup until we realized I couldn’t eat it due to the return of my infant allergies. I learned to replicate the thick creamy soup by puréeing half of the potatoes broth mixture…