There has not been a lot of blogging this last six months or so for reasons most homeschooling mothers of lots of little people can understand! But other than busyness I have been reluctant to share all the different changes happening around here. They are wonderful changes, but I wanted to make sure where I stood before I started sharing ideas, recipes, and thoughts. Now I have just decided to preface what I say and just say it!
Now for the “changes”.
FOOD–HA! You thought it was something really mysterious didn’t you!
For the past almost two years or so our family has attempted to change our food and lifestyle. So now I want to write it. Now I will not only focus on the cute things the children say and do or the garden or the chickens, but about healthy food, yearly goals (will list those on the sidebar soon), herbs, homeschooling, and what God is doing in my life and that of my family.
This blog began as a way for me to document our life and this year I hope to do a better job.
If you remember last week’s menu, you would know I had hummus in the plan. I had heard about hummus lots, last co-op the children made hummus (and I tasted it for the first time), I realized how easy it was to make and it was on my never ending to-do list. With all this what is a girl to do but make hummus!
So I soaked my chickpeas and cooked my chickpeas and then did not have time to make hummus. In the frig they went. Thursday was the day (at least I think it was Thursday). I pulled the chickpeas out, assembled all the other ingredients, whirled everything in the blender and tasted. WOW! YEAH! AWESOME!
Then I made pita bread, turnip au gratin, and eggplant something, and homemade hamburger helper–nothing compared!
If you have not tried Hillbilly Housewife’s Magic Milkshake, you have not live! Okay, they are not that good. BUT if you are ever craving a milkshake, this will make you very happy!
I am on a quest to feed my crew as well as possible. The thought of giving up the magic milkshake was not a happy one. One day dh comes home from the gym and promptly informs me I need to figure out how to make a “Smoothie King” shake. (This is a “good-for-you” shake that cost two arms, but of course if you spend two hours in the gym every day you will buy them!)
So, I added raw spinach and ground flax seed. Changed the sugar to honey and the vegatable oil to olive oil. Sounds gross, but it is wonderful. Now I go not feel bad about serving milkshakes as part of a meal!