I looked for, found, and tried a recipe for grain-free (read: low-carb) Dutch babies yesterday, and it was fantastic! I had all the ingredients already, mixed it up quickly, and it baked in 12 minutes. I topped it with a little sugar-free strawberry jam but fresh fruit would be good too. I couldn't really tell … Continue reading Almond Dutch Baby
Bits and pieces
1. I saw someone cycling away on a stationary bike at the gym today while holding a rosary. Good idea. A 100 knot rope would be dicey but a 33 knot would sit out of the way on one's wrist. 2. I'm quite sore and stairs aren't much fun. Those split squats on Monday completely … Continue reading Bits and pieces
The Pascha breakfast of champions
Note: No, no one actually had this for breakfast, although I was obliged to hand a Hershey kiss apiece to the little girls when they saw what I was doing. We had so much candy it seemed best to store it in a cereal container.
Bright Monday: Friends and Feasting
The children decorated for me on Holy Friday while I was dyeing eggs. I didn't have a chance to examine things properly and take pictures until this morning. This coincided with a visit from friends who were traveling home from visiting family over Pascha. We fixed a brunch for them but the only thing we … Continue reading Bright Monday: Friends and Feasting
Christ is Risen!
Indeed He is risen! Do not lament Me, O Mother, seeing Me in the tomb, the Son conceived in the womb without seed; for I shall arise, and be glorified; and, as God, I shall unceasingly exalt all who extol Thee in faith and in love. -Canon of Holy Saturday, Ode 9 Come receive ye … Continue reading Christ is Risen!
~85 red eggs in the fridge~
Wednesday of Clean Week
Today involved starting dress #2, helping Duchess cut out the pieces for her vintage-style apron (she expressed an interest in learning to sew), making bread for church tonight, and taking everyone to this year's first Presanctified Liturgy. Thankfully the rain held off this evening, although I got drenched putting groceries in the trunk around midday.
I set out some candy from me and from Grandmother last night. When Mittens saw her heart opened this morning she said, "*gasp* CHOCKIT!!!" Hahaha. I didn't make valentines this year. Yes, shame on me. I guess I was just too busy and knew the youngest two would get more out of it starting next … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
A Vintage Birthday
Floppy herself is not vintage, of course, being only newly sixteen! However, since she loves all things vintage we went antiquing for her birthday and kept to the theme for her party. Many years!