Saturday, February 25, 2012

Life, Love, and Laughter

We closed on the duplex yesterday!  Although we had a busy weekend and hadn't planned on getting started working on the repairs quite yet, we were too excited to wait.  So while Andrew got busy tearing out the bath surround I started taping the trim so we are ready to go for painting.  Our boys (ages 2 and 4) were so excited to have a new place to play that they were running around playing tag and 'step on the dot' (their version of 'don't step on the crack'). It was adorable.  My son suggested we dance so we turned the radio up and enjoyed the moment.  It's the little things that make life fun :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cabin Fever

It is February, and although it isn't as cold as years past I am still sick of winter.  I long for days spent outside in the sunshine, long walks, picnics, bike rides, and lazy afternoons spent on the porch.  Somehow, a lazy afternoon on the couch just isn't the same ;).

Dear Summer:
If you are reading this, I want you back.  I never should have let you leave.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Baked Cauliflower

Adapted from Delighted Momma

This is a simple, easy way to make a delicious veggie side dish.  Our main dishes are usually time consuming so I like to find quick healthy side dish options :)

Cut and wash a head of cauliflower, then slice into bite size pieces.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper, then place cauliflower on parchment paper.  Drizzle Sunflower or Safflower oil; not too much, just enough to lightly coat the cauliflower (make sure you don't use Olive oil as it is toxic to cook with due to it's smoke point).  Sprinkle with salt and pepper then cook at 400* for approx 40 minutes or until lightly browned, turning/flipping with spatula every 10 minutes.

Before Cooking

After Cooking

Dip in Ketchup and ENJOY!