Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We're CRAFTY!!!

Yesterday morning I had the last remaining bit of the Apple Cinnamon Flax Pancakes with a dollup of almond butter on top. Man are those good!!!

Cleaned up the kitchen and went upstairs with the boys for school. For those who don't know, we homeschool...grades 1 & 2! And it's usually in our PJs or shirtless...that's how we roll! :)

We got a bit crafty and made a Christmas Advent of sorts. 25 links with someone's name (or family name) on the inside of each link. Everyday leading up to Christmas we will pray for that person(s) specifically on the day we unlink their name.

Since it is only 25 links, and not long enough to string it across somewhere, we decided to hang it on our refrigerator so it would be visible and close at hand!! I think it turned out quite cute!

With all this crafting going on I got a bit hungry mid morning and powered up the blender for another green monster. This time though, I opted for spinach instead of kale! Almond milk, 1/2 banana, scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood...
I also added flaxseeds this time and I don't think I ground them up quite enough...I got several of the seeds stuck in my mouth...oops! Guess I'll just have more fiber here!! :)

For lunch, I made a big ol' salad and put the very last of the Meaty Vegan Green Bean Casserole on top. Sniff, sniff. Sad to say it's gone....for now! I'm going to make this dish for a Christmas Dinner Party we are having next Monday night! But with 20 girls over here...I'm not sure how much left overs I'll have this time! :(

This salad also comprised of: Romaine, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sesame sticks, and hummus with balsamic and EVOO!
Later in the evening I had a baby shower at Mimi's Cafe to go to, but around 3:30 I got HUNGRY! So, with the kids quietly upstairs for their afternoon quiet time, I decided to sit down for a nice calming afternoon tea time! Tazo Organic Chai Tea and my homemade Chocolate Superfood Granola Bar!!! Delish!
At Mimi's Cafe, I got the Asian Chopped Salad. I requested avocado instead of chicken. I was a bit disappointed when I got the salad and this was all the avocado that was on it. THEN to pour salt in the wound they wanted to charge me an extra $1.70 for adding the avocado. I was like "HELLO!" I didn't get a piece of chicken. They kindly removed the ridiculous up charge! :) Thank you very much.
It was a pretty good salad, although I would have liked it if it were a bit bigger. I'm into BIG salads these days...wimpy salads need not apply!


  1. I am so glad you're making that dish for next week! It's been making my mouth water since you first put it on here.

  2. I love the prayer chain idea! I'm not sure we know 24 people to write down, though, so we may have to wait until it gets closer to Xmas to make one. ;)

  3. The prayer chain is such a neat idea...I love it! Really thoughtful and a great way to get your kids involved. That's crazy about the avocado on the salad! I would've been peeved too, but I'm glad you said something.