Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shear exhaustion...

Shear exhaustion is my excuse why I have already failed at my goal to blog everyday of this new year. By the end of the day I am so exhausted that I can barely think straight! Raising children is wonderful and rewarding, but man it is hard work. I've decided I better re-evaluate my goal for blogging and change it to 3 to 4 times per week, that way I am at least doing it every other day or so.

Monday night Court got the kids to bed so that I could go get my hair done. My friend Andi from hair school did it for me. It turned out great and it feels good to have a fresh cut and color. It was fun to be back at Taylor Andrews, I do miss it. Not the having to go to school part, but being with all the fun girls and doing hair part.

Yesterday I cut Courts hair before he went to work. I'm not sure what my deal was, must have still been tired, but the hair cut turned out shorter then he wanted. Ooops, sorry babe!! His hair still looked good, just a little short. In the afternoon my cousin Jason and my grandpa (papa Don) came over for hair cuts. I love having my family close and being able to do things for them.

Last night I made salmon, sweet potatoes, edimame beans, salad, and rolls for dinner. It turned out really yummy. The kids ate everything!!! As a family we are trying to eat very healthy. I have switched to almost all organic foods. I am trying to cut out preservatives from our diets as much as possible. I feel great and so does the rest of my family. I have noticed by changing what I eat and drinking more water that I have way more energy throughout the day. Yes I am still exhausted by bed time after a long day of WORK taking care of the house and kids and just life in general, but throughout the day I have felt happier and gotten more done!

I made these homemade rolls yesterday. They were really easy to make (didn't even use a mixer) and they were so yummy. I couldn't get my kids to stop eating them :). I added 1/2 cup of creamy honey, 1/4 cup of blue agave(natural sweetener) and 1 tablespoon of flax seed to the recipe. Also I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 unbleached enriched white flour. I doubled the recipe so that I could freeze some of the dough. My friend told me that it if you roll the dough into crescent rolls that you can freeze them and pull them out later. She says if you pull them out 4 hours before you want to bake them that will give them enough time to unthaw and rise. Just stick them on a baking sheet with a towel over the top and let them sit for the 4 hours. Sounds good to me!!!

You can find the recipe and step-by-step instructions here...



Jaymie and Justin said...

I will have to try these rolls. They look delicious!

Jeni said...

I love cooking anything with Agave Nectar. Between that and unsweetened applesauce, you can make anything taste great! Who needs sugar, right? Thanks for the recipe!