Tuesday, March 13, 2012

this and that

{Applesauce Bread}

{Soulemama's Leftover Oatmeal Muffins}
~Tried SouleMama's leftover oatmeal muffins, we really liked them.
~Planted our Yukon Gold's using the tower method. Put the Snow Pea and lettuce seeds in the ground.
~Waiting patiently for "Free-range Chicken Gardens" to come in at our library.
~Finishing the freezer clean out, just some strawberries and rhubarb waiting to become jam.
~Baking, baking, and more baking. Keeping the lunchboxes full of homemade goodness, instead of buying snacks.....yay No-Spend March.
~Tempted by a beautiful stainless Copco kettle that I don't need, a kitchen timer which I do need, and so far I have resisted. That kettle just might go on my birthday list though. :~)
~Anxious (for hubby) to dive into a few Spring projects. Making doors for our corner cabinet, finishing the molding in the master bath, making built in beds for the little boys attic bedroom, and general sprucing up.
~Trying out a few new vegetarian meals. My goal is to only buy organic, free-range, grass-fed, uncured (etc.) meats. I am trying to keep costs down by preparing vegetarian meals more often during the week, and using the meat we buy as an ingredient instead of the main course.
~Dreaming of building a little guest cottage in my side yard.
~Hoping a blessed day for you.



  1. The muffins look delicious! I keep thinking of you this month as you no spend! I have a feeling it's going to alter how you spend in April :) (in a good way of course)

  2. I second that...those muffins do look yummy! That's a great way to approach your meat buying, too. Have you seen this cook book yet? "The Happy Herbivore" by Lindsay Nixon ~ I think it's fairly new. A coworker brought it in last week and it has some awesome looking recipes ~ fairly simple but tasty looking. I believe they are all vegan but she does give the the substitutions if you don't want to go quite that far. For instance she will use non-fat dried milk instead of an egg, etc. (I would use the egg!) I'm going to see if I can get my hands on a copy from the library although it could be permanent bookshelf worthy!