Friday, April 22, 2011

I love to bake!

I don’t know who reads this or if this will be a helpful post to anyone, but I write it anyway Smile.


I love to bake! 


I have my symphony music playing in the back ground, little guy playing in the living room and I am baking vegan banana bread.


I love to make things for my family to love and of course for me to eat too.  Now when you cut eggs and dairy out of your diet there are some issues….or are there??

A week ago I decided to try to make some cornbread.  It turned out well, should have cooked it in a pan that was a bit more on the shallow side, but the taste was amazing!  Just put applesauce in place of the eggs.Smile

This morning I found that I had some bananas that no one would eat because they started turning brown and I wanted to make banana bread.  I went in search for a vegan website.  I found and boy did I hit the jackpot!!!  I found all the recipes I could ever want.  Caesar salad dressing, banana bread, banana muffins… keeps going from there.  I learned about a great egg substitute called ener-G.  The great thing was that I can use things I already have in my house. 

Several years ago I gave up the idea of ever having French toast again, but I found an egg free recipe that I plan on trying tomorrow. I hope my family enjoys it along with me.

Now to clean up the house and maybe do some gardening and my afternoon workout.  Have a great weekend.

Monday, April 18, 2011


The sun woke me up yesterday and today.

My moods seam to change with the seasons.  The dark rainy season went on a bit too long this year for me (spiritually and in nature)…..But in the darkness and the gloominess is when God decided to full fill his promises and answer the prayers of my heart.  Right about the time I had given up.  Human nature is to want it now, but God likes to get us ready.  We have to take baby steps.  He will never give us more than we can handle and I do believe that included blessings.  God wants so much to give us all of our needs and wants, but we must be ready for them.  He wants to bless us, but we have to know what to do with those blessings.

As I sit reflecting on what I have read in my quiet times/devotions I realize that even in the darkest times we are never alone.  God is always there he waits eagerly for us to ask him for his love and his help.

As I type this I am watching my beautiful blue sky getting covered up by a very grey cloud, but just on the other side of the cloud I can see more blue…..a promise that the gloom will go away.  Just like the flowers need the rain to grow so do I.  Spring = the promise of summer.

Everyone knows the famous poem “Footprints in the Sand” the line in it that sticks in my mind today is the last one.  “The Lord replied, ‘The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.’” He promises to carry us.  We may not see or feel him there, but he is with us all the time.

Thank you Lord for your love and your promises to always be with me.  For always hearing my prayers and for taking care of me.  Thank you for the lessons I learn in all the seasons in my life.  I pray you show me what I need to fix, change or do differently to follow your ways…… be who you called me to be.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Report card time



My 6th grader got straight A’s this term Smile and my 3rd grader got the equivalent.  (They don’t do letter grades in grade school anymore.)  I am so happy and proud today.



Just had to brag a bit lol Smile