|Let's go ahead and get to the exciting part...the dishwashing detergent worked really well! Long story short, I have been testing out the store brand in powder version of dishwashing detergent out of curiosity to see how well it works. Well, I don't think so well. Our dishes just weren't really getting clean. I mean, yeah, they were clean, but there still seemed to be residue in the machine. We don't even eat greasy foods. So, I like this one. See the "leaves dishes sparkling" part, well it did so I am happy.
This morning was just freakin' stressful. Jay needed to get to school early for band and well, he is the slowest thing alive. I love him, but dang. I blame myself to some extent because we aren't really a rushed stressed family, so there is no sense of urgency with him. Let's just say we had a long talk about that! Max was just grouchy! The boy needed coffee (or his version...cereal and peanut butter). I really appreciated the illustrator's
approach to calming things down with another cup of coffee and the soundtrack to "The Village
" and "The Fountain
". Both of those soundtracks just make you take deep breathes. Much better!
We traveled to Trader Joe's today for a boat load of cheap wine (now we need one of the aerators)...
some dried blueberries and...
peanut flour! I can't wait to get to baking now!
Last night was one of those dinners that I just did not want to end. Do you get like that with a meal when you really like all the flavors? This one had all my favorite food groups in it and tons of texture. What can I say, I am a texture girl.
We decided on sandwiches for dinner. I was a little bummed because I wanted to turn the oven on to make fries, but it was just too hot. I bought fresh green beans too to roast (like fries, but not fries cause they are green beans). Oh well, maybe soon. So instead of fries, I grilled up the (cooked) potatoes on the George Foreman grill with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. I love you George! They were perfect! I grilled up a big fat portabello mushroom too. Hello lover...
I needed a little protein in the mix, so I put together a chickpea oat waffle for my bread. I know you all think I am crazy, but I am loving these waffle sandwiches lately. I would apologize, but if you tried them you would be with me on this! Just a warning...I am in the mood for sweet waffles now too, so those will be making an appearance soon.
Chickpea Oatmeal Waffles
1/4 cup chickpea fava flour
1/3 cup oatmeal (I used quick cooking)
1 TBSP flax meal (plus 3 TBSP hot water)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 hot water
Mix everything together and cook in a waffle iron. If you want it toasted, leave it in for a little longer.
Does music calm you? The piano and the violin have a huge effect on me. What kind of music do you like to relax to?
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