Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Seriously it was worth it.
However, it is not without flailing. I feel like I am starving. Craving. Ready to stuff anything that moves into my belly. That wheat addiction came back pretty fast. I know when I get like this, I need to be careful because a SERIOUS binge is coming on.
I've been good for two days now, but the self-control is getting brittle. So I came up with a quick fix recipe that is Paleo and just enough to quell the hunger pains and emotional desire to eat. We've all seen mug cakes, but why not a Paleo, gluten free mug cake??
This food porn my friends is a Almond Joy in a mug. A minute to whip up, two minutes in the microwave, and then the kids and I were dipping into heaven. 2-3 bites for each of us and crisis averted.
Paleo Almond Joy Mug Cake
2 tbsp of Scharffen Berger Cocoa Powder
3 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal Flour
2-3 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Almond Butter
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 pinch of Salt
1-2 tbsp Flaked Coconut
Measure all ingredients into mug. Stir with spoon. Pop into microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds to 2 minutes. Done!
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 7:03 PM
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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Lil man is procrastinating making his required SAGE (gifted pull-out program) project of sandwich maker vending machine...
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Santa brought the traditional sugar cereal this mom refuses to buy. So guess what? It's breakfast for dinner tonight.
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Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Friday, December 21, 2012
This was the makings of a eclectic, but yummy meal with whatever I had on hand which in this case was spinach, sweet potatoes, chopped up ham, and Shrimp. Sautéed in some butter and tossed with some sea salt and green Tabasco for a yummy and filling warm salad on a cold Seattle day.
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 10:54 PM
Yep, I just bribed my boys to throw up some bulbs on the tree that has been sitting bare for weeks in my living room.
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Why I love my little guy?
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
I always love Seattle at the holidays. There's just something about seeing that familiar tree on top of the Space Needle that gets me in the jolly holiday mood.
What about your city? What is your favorite holiday landmark that says Christmas is coming?
Now sitting at the bottom of my husband's Amazon building, I am also reminded that I am not even close to getting my shopping done.
All you people who were done back in November.
You. Make. Me. Sick.
Heh. Okay not sick. More like green with envy.
The good news? The deadline to make it for Christmas two day shipping at Amazon is tomorrow.
So I've got gads of time, right?
Would it be wrong to give my husband who works for Amazon an Amazon gift certificate for his Amazon wish list???
Sigh! One of these days, probably when my kids are off to college, I will get my act together.
Happy holidays, my friends. Here is to hoping you are done shopping, your feet are propped, and you are giggling at my ineptitude. It's okay I am laughing at myself too!!
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 6:49 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Early morning cinnamon chip bread after an even earlier morning orthodontist appointment.
I made them pump my gas to earn it first. Yes, payback for the torture of smelling yeasty, cinnamon chip in a car when I am gluten-free and paleo.
Is it wrong that that I am smiling while they stuff soft, yeasty mouthfuls of goodness in their mouth...and it hurts because they just got a major brace tightening??
Sometimes yummy hurts!!
Don't I know it!!
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 10:16 AM
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Yes, this is a human issue.
I don't think I wanted to hear the words, "A six year year old should not be ripped apart by 11 bullets," but I needed to hear it I think and now I feel ill.
This gun issue has me on the fence both as a gun-owning family with our military background who takes our kids to shoot at the range AND also as a mother who now gets physically ill and panicky when she thinks of those poor babies and her own babies.
This is especially true since I found out a young, promising man in our neighborhood committed suicide by gun the same day as the Connecticut shootings. He was the same age as my son and rode on his bus.So a conversation?Yes, we need one. I know some of us get too angry or emotional or defensive. Others want to bury their heads in their pillows and try to think this did not happen. These babies did not have their little bodies riddled with bullets.
My friends, we need to talk about this. We need a conversation. A rational one which is not what I have seen mostly on the Internet. However I think emotions run too high right now for rationality. I do think mental illness is undeniably intertwined as well. For now I yearn to wrap my arms around surviving siblings and mourning parents and weep.
I hope they feel the love of this nation. We all weep for them.
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 10:08 AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 1:36 PM
Kid #3 finally made it to school after snow delay with snowflakes biscuits, apple butter, book report speech, mittens for snow, and Irish shirt since it was "cultural celebration day."
Update: Second call from school--he lost his entire backpack
Update: Backpack and lunchbox were found....and triumph, he remembered to bring everything back home!! There is hope!
'lisciously scribed by Heather Murphy-Raines @ 12:47 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012
I am helping my youngest make apple butter for a non-fiction book report project due today that includes making a recipe based on the book.
Honestly he'd forget his head if it wasn't attached. I have one kid already with ADD--now beginning to think its two.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Another day, another pineapple!
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