all day i dream about food (a.d.i.d.a.f.)

I’ve been slacking a bit on getting posts up and it’s not for lack of ideas. Those, I’ve had plenty of. My time has been whittled away by other things, and I find myself heading to bed at the end of the day tired and without a blog post to show for it. Lots of stuff happening, no time to write about it.

So today, I made it a point to write. Grocery shopping is done, lunch is over, C is napping, I have two recipes baking in the oven and rather than giving in to my most primal urge to nap, I’m sitting here blogging. What else have we been doing? Well, we cleaned our garage over the weekend, I’ve been doing lots of cooking, followed by lots of cleaning (cooking certainly is messy business!) and watching a sick toddler last week solo (Ben was traveling). Phew! I’m exhausted after this past week.

Yesterday was our weekly juice fast day. Which means I spent a good part of the day thinking about food. Avoiding it, planning out the next day, drooling over C’s breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I’ve been prepping C’s food the night before our juice fast day to make things easier on myself. The less time I spend handling food when I’m avoiding it, the better. Sunday night, we set to work making our juice ration for the following day (remember when I said we’d gone to all fresh juice? that got old really fast), and I started working on C’s breakfast for the week. I had a recipe for banana and nut almond meal pancakes from a natural foods magazine that I really wanted to try. No wheat, no sugar, just eggs, almond meal and very ripe bananas (a few other ingredients, too – I’ll get the recipe up here soon). And you know what? They turned out pretty darn good. Very light and fluffy. C liked them a lot, too! I made some “mouse” shaped pancakes for her, which always gets her to eat more. Go figure. This blog has a recipe posted that’s very similar to the one I used.

Today’s recipe trials include roasted chickpeas, garlic flaxseed crackers and homemade ricotta. I’ll let you know if they turn out any good.

I developed a new system for cleaning the house. Something that breaks it down, makes it a bit easier and makes it feel less overwhelming. I have a chart that shows each day of the week, and in each day, I’ve written a task to get accomplished. Yesterday was laundry and floors. Laundry alone seems like a full day chore, so floors may get moved to another day, but you get my point. I’ve even left a section open for special projects – like cleaning out the garage, or organizing our guest room/office space. Here’s what I figure – I don’t get to something one week, I don’t have it hanging over my head as one of those infinite “to do” items. As long as it’s not a critical chore screaming “this needs to be done now!”, I know it’ll come around again next week and I can do it then. Things like dusting, or mopping, or cleaning the baseboards… you know, that stuff we all loooove to do.

chores... organized!

Fairly random stuff today. C is up from her nap early, so it’s time for me to bid you all farewell. Have a fantastic day!

(kudos to you if you got the music reference I was making in the title)

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Mom to "C", wife to Ben. I'm a part-time blogger, cook, organizer, seamstress, house cleaner, taxi, nurse (the mom kind), accountant... I could go on, but really... it's all in the blog. Read away!

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