Tuesday, September 19, 2017

2017-2018 School Lunches 1-13

School lunches have been really random this year, a little bit of this and that. Whatever anyone wants to pack etc. But here are some pictures, many are off of my very old phone that takes the worst pictures so I apologize for the quality.


The Thermos containers in the back have ravioli and red sauce in them.
The mason jars in front have carrots, cucumber, grapes, and plums.
The ravioli were frozen. I heated them in my Instant Pot on HP, 3 minutes. There was about a cup of water in the pot, the Ravioli were in a steamer basket.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Isalean Shake Recipes (Isagenix)


Isagenix Isalean Blueberry Cake Shake.
Hello everyone! It's been a while. School is back in session and I'm already behind on posting school lunches. I have a bunch uploaded and I'll get that post up soon. I hope you all are doing well. Is anyone else sending packed lunches to school? I'd love to see them. Today I'm sharing some shake recipes so keep scrolling...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Peasread: Unraveling

Review for book one in this series can be found HERE.

I had a very hard time reading this book. I just wanted so badly for it to be better than the first book. It wasn't. So much potential with a cool concept and story. Unique "good vs evil" story. We start off with El as Queen. You can read the summary below. The book is not a good standalone book, even with having already read the first book this was confusing at times. Flashbacks/memories, moving through stories of different characters. The book didn't flow well. Sometimes memories were confusing because it wasn't easy to tell that it was a memory.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Peasread: I'll Push You


I'll Push You
Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (June 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496421701
ISBN-13: 978-1496421708

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Peasread: Praying For Girls


It seems maybe silly to have a book on how to pray for our kids because prayer is just talking to God, right? Of course it is. We walk with Him, talk with Him, tell Him about our day, cry out about injustices, and ask for healing, blessings, and His wisdom. We use prayer as a form of worship and as a step of faith, right? That's great I think. It's simple, but it also isn't. Praying For Girls by Teri Lynne Underwood helps us focus those prayers. 
There is no formula that will make our prayers heard more over others, it's not about that at all. God hears us and sees our hearts. This book is about effective and fervent prayers though, well thought out prayers, and prayers that focus on the needs of our kids. The book focuses on five areas of every girl's life- her identity, her heart, mind, relationships, and purpose. Everyone needs prayer in these areas don't they? There are prayers that scripture based in this book. Normally I don't like reading a prayer, but I like these as prompts, and what else would line up with God's will more than praying His very words for our girls? These small prayers can be a start of a longer prayer that is specific to the needs and hearts of our girls.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Red Curry Meatballs

Red Curry Meatballs wrapped in lettuce with a bunch of vegetables. So yum and Whole 30 compliant.
These Red Curry Meatballs are easy to make and Whole 30 compliant,but so full of flavor. Tender, spicy, and so good. They also freeze well for quick meals and to pack in lunches. I love meals that can do double duty and freeze well! It saves time and saves me when I don't feel like cooking but we all need to eat.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Peasread: Seer Of Sevenwaters

Thank you Juliet Marillier for writing another Sevenwaters book that I really liked! Okay, I've liked most all of them, but some I liked a little less, and some a little more. Seer of Sevenwaters, I liked a little more. It is about another of Lord Sean and Lady Aisling's daughters, Sibeal. Sibeal is a young seer who has known her path since she was younger. She is called to join the Druids. Before she takes her final vow does she visits Clodagh and her other family on the Island of Inis Eala. This island is where Johnny trains his elite warriors. While Sibeal is on the island there is a shipwreck. Three mysterious survivors are found. Knut, a warrior who everyone on the island likes and makes friends with. His wife, Svala, who is strange in her behavior and she does not speak.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Science of Good Cooking (Cook's Illustrated Cookbooks)


This cookbook was given to us as a gift. I am a home cook and my girls and I love science. The lay out of this book is a lot like all of the Cooks Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen books. The recipes are easy to read, they don't all have pictures which I do prefer with cook books. The pictures it does include are mostly grey scale.
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