Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Best part of Camping.....

...early morning coffee by the fire!!!!
Oh, and the spectacular scenery, stress free days, and pure relaxation.
Sammie kept very busy all weekend:)
We enjoyed the time with our friends, Sam and Thomas were constantly wanting to be together!!
We went on a 2 hour hike down the Colorado Trail...simply beautiful!

Forget the towering trees, colorful bugs, and tasty dirt....we want to play in the truck:)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Menu and to go Raw or not

Raw milk was on my mind and I was seriously thinking of changing to a farm that a friend of mine uses. I still will most likely but it's going to have to wait a few months. Why? Because my mother saw a movie the other day that involved a woman losing her child to Listeria infection from raw milk. This lead to research into the risks while I'm pregnant. Well, there is nowhere out there with great central data but my bottom line at the moment is to wait until the baby is born to avoid what appears to be a slightly higher risk exposure to Listeria with raw milk. There you have it!!!!

As for food we have a ton of good veggies from the Grant Family CSA so here is our exciting menu including a camping trip at the end of the week.

Look at the beautiful Beets(red/white stripped), Zucchini, Kale, and herbs that Sam and I prepared for dinner tonight!!! All courtesy of Grant Family Farms:)

Mon - Chicken nuggets, sauted beets and Chard
making Kvass and Kimchi

Tues - Gnocchi w/ veggies and pesto

Wed - Lamb Burgers; Potato and Fennel on the grill

Thurs - Crock Pot Collards and turkey

Fri - Taco Salad

Sat - Buffalo Burgers; grilled veggies including zucchini, squash chard, pepper, onion

Sun - BLT; Baked Fries

Next week try
Crock pot cabbage rolls
Chard w/ Green Chili

Thursday, August 5, 2010

2 great gifts and 3 things thursday

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Cribley for the wonderful presents, a high tech swing for the new baby and a Fun Pod for everyone!! The fun pod will be a chair for Sam, highchair for the baby, and a stand for all kids to help out in the kitchen or wherever. My mom made a great connection in the UK with the mom-inventor of this great product and had her ship it over!!! Check it out at Little Helper!!!

My sister has started a new weekly meme....or something to motivate blog writing and link back to learn more about others. It is a fun way to write Three Things Thursday and who knows maybe learn more about ourselves as well.

This week it is Three Things from childhood that make you who you are today!

1. As a new mom myself I learned through recent discussions about parenting that my mother made sure to enforce my dad being involved in my growing up. I must thank them both because I truly believe that it incited in my character the positive qualities of both, my passion and analytical rational.

2. At 13 I was becoming overwhelmed and so competitive that my parents made me choose between ice skating and horse showing. I took a month off from ice skating and loved the sleeping-in (skating was every 5 am) so much that I never looked back. I'm a great sleeper to this day and also seem to be very focused on my direction in life and lack any clutter in time or space. Thank you Mom and Dad.

3. The horse show decision led to a purchase of a fancy horse with my college investment. Not only did the investment pay off, I had a great time showing Willie, but I am very financially savvy and frugal.