Thursday, May 24, 2012

Three Ingredient Wonder

I'm on a mission to make use of what has been sitting around in the pantry. The first step was to take a bit of time to take everything out of the pantry and compile similar items and put them back in an organized manner. I had four, yes four, open bags of barley. Who's in charge of that room? It is clearly not efficient to have multiple packages of stuff, especially opened. But I'm on the road to pantry recovery.

So last night, I cooked up the endings of  a package of barley and a package of spelt. I had no actual mission for them other than knowing if they were cooked and handy, I would do something with them. That all came to light this morning with a super-fast (fastest ever) lunch throw together.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Self-Rising Flour

One of my new favorite discoveries this last year has been self-rising flour. Scratch baking will always yield the best product, the flavor is tremendous and most of all, you know exactly what is going into your recipe. Self-rising flour is pre-leavened and contains salt; not giving the same convenience as a box mix, but will give you a little bit of a head start. May you never have to resort to baking mix again! Following are my three favorite recipes.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Butterfly Footprints

Tuesday May 8th is teacher appreciation day and Lottie loves her teachers! I was so proud of how our card turned out that I thought I would share it with you. I found the idea here - Sweet Butterfly 1st Birthday Party and also be sure to check out the original post - Ess the Mess. It's a beautiful story about a beautiful little girl who's name also happens to be Charlotte, her beautiful birthday and most importantly, the true meaning of spending lifes moments for all they're worth. I guess little Charlottes and butterflies just go together.