This post seems to have been a long time in the making. Hubby has started a new job … in another city … so I have been a “single” Mom for the past three weeks … three weeks left to go before he is able to come home and commute from here. I must say, being at home all day and night with the kids is definitely a challenge. All you single Moms out there know just how hard it can be. (You truly hold superpowers in my books! Kudos to all you Superwomen for all your hard work!) I mean, when you’re it for 24 hours a day, you really have to be on your game … ALL the time! I’ve had to prioritize what needs to be done, what doesn’t really need to be done, but that I want to do, and what I want to do, but can’t (this last one was a hard one to let go). But, in the end I’m learning to just relax and let things happen. I feel like I’ve taken charge of my life and am super happy about the direction our family is headed. So, with that said, my house is basically a mad house. I’ve been busy doing all the summer-y things I can, because I can already feel the air outside changing to that cool, fall weather. (That’s just depressing!) Also, I’ve been busy getting ready for school for both of the kids. This year Oliver will be in Grade 1 and Charlotte will be starting preschool. I look at my kids and I can’t believe how quickly they’ve grown. Everyone always told me when they were babies to enjoy the time because it will fly by. I thought … yeah right, it can’t go by that fast! But, I was wrong, it’s true. They do grow up too fast, but in the same breath I wouldn’t want to go back to when they were babies. I didn’t sleep. And, I am finally catching up on all the years I lost while they were babies! I have finally figured out the kids’ food issues, not to mention my own, and I couldn’t go back. I am quite content with being not sleep deprived and full of energy and most of all happy. Continue reading “Jenny’s Gluten Free Sweet & Sour Ribs”
Summer. It’s a beautiful word, isn’t it? I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin as the word rolls off my tongue. I’m not sure if it’s my favorite season or not, but now that it’s here, I’m definitely enjoying every moment. Summer also reminds me of picnics and camping. We just got back from a week of camping. It was great, but it’s always nice to come home …. my bed was definitely calling me over the week. We had a ton of fun and by the end of the trip I was actually considering staying for another day. Then, I took stock of the cooler and realized that eating hotdogs for another three meals in a row was not an option. Yuck! So we packed up and came home and we were glad we did once we got home.
Camping isn’t easy when you have allergies to watch out for. Well, in general, eating out of your own home is often a daring feat. But, for me camping, is always a lot of work prepping and meal planning ahead of time. It’s worth it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s the work ahead of time that is always exhausting. There are several staples I always prepare in preparation for camping. One of them is my Gluten Free, Dairy Free Waffles. I make a double or triple batch and freeze them. I throw them in the cooler and toast them over the camping stove each morning for breakfast. It’s a perfect easy breakfast and they keep relatively well in the cooler for a few days. Continue reading “Jenny’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Soy Free Macaroni Salad”