Friday, December 4, 2009


I know that when I host a playgroup over here at my house Hummus seems to always be a must... or wine, but we are talking playgroup so it must be hummus.
I was trying to find a hummus recipe that didn't call for tahini or peanut butter becuase not everyone can have PB.
So here is one I found that I think will do the trick.

* 3 garlic cloves, minced (more or less if you like)
* 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon olive oil
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon paprika
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
* 1/8 teaspoon cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
* 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
* 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


Combine everything in blender or food processor and process until smooth. Chill about 30 minutes in the fridge.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


There are so many beautiful things in the world and some of the most beautiful things are nature made. If they aren't nature made they are representations of natural and made with love and a ton of imagination.
I have decided to share with my children my desire to have a nature table in the house and I wanted to start it off by purchasing them this beautiful handmade item by Rosemary4Remembrance. I can't wait for the kids to come home from school this afternoon so we can start. I am not so sure how much beautiful stuff we are going to find today though... we can't keep the snow that fell this morning (by the way the first snowfall of the year! VERY early no doubt).
I hope to find some dry items or some stuff we can dry nicely and put into baskets we have collected.
Do you have a nature table at home? If not wouldn't you love to start one to celebrate the beauty God makes for us?
Share with me.. I wanna see what you come up with!

As for the snow, we rarely get snow here but the seas were good to us this summer and there were very few hurricanes which means there is a lot of water in the air above us and so I knew we would have some snow this year, I just didn't think it would come this soon. It's supposed to snow tomorrow as well and we have a freeze warning! Maybe the kids will get a snow day?!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Terrible News and Something fun...

So lets go with the terrible news first. This weekend our beloved 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 was broken into. This is the first vehicle Scott and I bought brand new. We paid it off early and have loved on this truck since day one. I took it through the car wash last n=month and broke off the antenna and although it cost $150 to replace I love the truck so much I paid the price and replaced it.
Anyhow, the jerk who broke into had no clue what he was doing because he demolished our truck and got NOTHING out of it. He got away with nothing. As you can see from the pictures he tore up the door and the window on the passenger door as well.
Once inside he proceeded to tear off the dash panel in the process cracking our dash board completely. Because of this we have been very very concerned that they might actually total the wehicle. The good news... They called today and didn't total it, they are going to repair it! YAY! Bad news, it's still a $500 deducible for us. See it does pay to have full coverage on even your older vehicles!

The something fun. I found this recipe for Growing Donuts... I think I will do this with the kids. Enjoy!
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