Friday, July 22, 2016

Milk-less pancakes and July FOTW

I woke up one morning in the mood for pancakes and was in the kitchen. Then I realize I have no milk, which by the way I only use Almond Milk, but either way I was out. Dang it, I REALLY wanted pancakes. So I set about trying to figure out making light fluffy delicious pancakes without milk. AND I DID IT! Oh yeah baby, you know it.
I cooked mine in a skillet with a dab of coconut oil, you can use a griddle or anything else you prefer but I like mine light, fluffy and with a little crispy edge. Don't judge... 
Don't they look great?

Pancakes
2 eggs
2 TBSP coconut oil
1 cup water
2 1/4 c baking mix
1 TBSP vanilla
3 TBSP (heaping) of sugar
In a bowl beat 2 eggs and 1 cup of water, in a separate bowl combine all your dry ingredients and stir well, now add the dry slowly into the wet and stir well. Let the batter sit for about ten minutes then in a skillet with coconut oil cook them up! I added fresh blueberries just before flipping the pancake over. I found they cook better this way. I have put them IN the batter but placing them on the pancake just before flipping works better to me.
Last month I turned the big..cough 5 - 0. My oldest son, Jim and I were texting. This cracked me up!


Now enjoy the "Fly On The Wall" post. Today 10 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Juicebox Confession                    http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                           
Menopausal Mother                    http://www.menopausalmom.com/                                 
Searching for Sanity                      
Never Ever Give Up Hope             http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                        
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy         http://dinoheromommy.com/                    
Southern Belle Charm                   http://www.southernbellecharm.com                       
Go Mama O                                  http://www.gomamao.com

Late one night while talking with W about things that had been going on with the family.
He says, "you think I'm grumpy"
I laughed and said "No, I think I live with 1 man but 7 dwarfs"
He said "what?"
I said, "Yep, I never know who's coming home or some days you are all 7. Sleepy, Grump, Dopey, Sexy, Farty, Hungry, and Happy."
He said,"now who's crazy?"
Not me

If you follow me on INSTAGRAM you know I LOVE my kitty, Beau. Here are a few shots. He loves this shelf in the laundry room. Top right, he is loving on our boy, Jesse came over for a few days and Beau was in heaven.
Every since Potato May taught me how to use the snapchat filers, I'm like totally addicted! When I'm home alone, or late at night, I will flip over to snapchat and play around with the filters. Some I send to my Sissy, some are on my story. Others I promptly delete! LOL But this one I love! Someone told me I look like Rosie the Riveter. I'll take that. It's also a great way to try make up styles without having to actually put it on.
Here's a question for you ladies...does your sex life diminish in the summer? I was told "it's too freaking hot". Damn! Really? I'm turning the a/c to 65 tonight. 
Then a commercial comes on, for what? KY his and her gel!!! OMGosh really?

LMSP goes to school in a month, she is sooo excited! She was trying to tell me about open house and when she will meet her teacher. Look at her, she's grown up so much! And like her MiMi she is a huge animal lover.
Not a lot of "funny" stuff going on. I have pretty much done nothing but work, sleep and go to the doctor. Hopefully next month will be funnier!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Spiced Banana Honey Roasted Pecan Cake and July UYW

Oh honey, baby, sugar pie! You are going to LOVE this cake, and as you read this post, you'll see the word LOVE several times. Let's focus on that, okay?
My honey does not like chocolate, so I am being challenged to come up with desserts/cakes that are not chocolate. I love this, it is simple, different and delicious! It was gone in just a few days, well, more like 5. I took a few slices to my mom and she sent me a text "the  cake was delicious" well now, how about that!? My mom, who rarely gives me compliments, liked the cake. WOO HOO score one for me! YES, I love my mom, we are just two entirely different people in every way, shape and form. And she liked my CAKE!! Happy Dance!! WOO HOO, yes, it made me that happy, I had to tell you twice :)
Banana Spice Honey Roasted Pecan Cake/Bundt
2 bananas
spiced cake mix (Duncan Hines)
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
2 heaping TBSP brown sugar
1/2 cup honey roasted pecan halves, finely chopped
I put the bananas, eggs and oil in my little mini blender. In a large bowl I poured the cake mix, added the blended to it along with the water and brown sugar. I stirred this well, by hand, but you could use a mixer. Then I added the chopped honey roasted pecan.
The batter went into a greased bundt pan. I baked it for 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Allowed it to cool on a rack and then....I used a can of whipped marshmallow frosting that I put into a zip top bag and clipped one corner, squeezed it over the cake and placed honey roasted pecan halves to go on top.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
  Your words are: 
freedom ~ diversity ~ love ~ summer ~ ice cream
They were submitted by: http://www.juiceboxconfession.com

The words this month ring strongly with what is going on in our country. I try to stay away from politics, religion and current events. However, there are a few things I'd like to say:

Our freedom is in jeopardy. Our country was founded on diversity, many people from many countries all starting out in a foreign land. Fresh, new, adventures, hardships, adversity, language barriers and all of these things made them band together to form this great country. 
I love my country but right now I do not love some of the people. I believe that ALL lives matter and I do not care where you are from, what you believe, what you practice, what color you are or who you vote for. God created each and every one of us and in that we ALL matter.
The police have a job to do, we have laws me must obey but no one has the right to take a life. There are extreme circumstances like war, self defense where it is kill or be killed. Every one is too sensitive, too on edge and I believe that if we focus on LOVE and not color, race, religion, etc... we could all get along much better.
So this summer I want to focus on eating ice cream, going to the beach and having fun, not watching the news and hearing of more senseless deaths.
I'm done.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado                        http://www.bakinginatornado.com
Southern Belle Charm                    http://www.southernbellecharm.com                       
Not That Sarah Michelle                 http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com                     
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy            http://dinoheromommy.com/   
My Brain on Kids                           http://mybrainonkids.net
The Bergham Chronicles                  http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope                http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Confessions of a part time working mom     http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/   
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Molly Ritterbeck                              http://mollyritterbeck.com/   
Juicebox Confession                         http://juiceboxconfession.com/
Climaxed                                         http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com     
When I Grow Up                             http://kimberlyyavorski.com/whenigrowup/    
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                      http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                            
On the Border                                 http://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/          
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Fruit:You make me melt: Sizzle Poetry

I love chocolate and I love fruit. One evening after dinner I was in the mood for chocolate but didn't feel like baking. Digging around in the cabinet I found a bag of chocolate chips and I knew I had fruit that needed eating. A whole pint of strawberries for one and some leftover blueberries. So I said to myself, "self, let's dip some fruit" yep. I melted the chips with a tablespoon of coconut oil and then dipped the fruit. After letting it set in the fridge for about an hour I had my snack.

Simple and delicious! Every night for a few days I could open the fridge and grab a chocolate covered berry. Oh man I thought, this is what I NEED to keep on hand. Yes, NEED.

You Make Me Melt
Sizzle
Frizzle
Shizzle
Drizzle
Slump
Dump
Plump
Oh my gosh
Let's get over the hump
You are my hot stuff
My love, my life
Hot, smooth and melting
Yes, you can make me sizzle...
Oh how I love you
Chocolate!

Come on, what did you think I was talking about? Shame on you!
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Check out the other talented bloggers:
Karen at Baking In A Tornado
Candice of Measurements of Merriment
Jules of Bergham Chronicles
Diane of On The Border
Lydia of Cluttered Genius