Saturday, March 16, 2013

What a Green Mom Looks Like, at Least this One

What does being green look like? I'm sure some of you read that and think dirty hippy. Some might think it means that I only do and eat Eco friendly, natural, and/or organic things. And others may think that it means going out of my way to be earth friendly.

You would be both wrong and right about some of those things. There are also some things that may surprise you as far as what I do and don't do.

For starters, I want to say that my going green has been an ebb and flow kind of process. The pendulum of my greenness has swung wide and varied. I was the kid lecturing my parents on the necessity of recycling, the teenager who ate tons of fast food, the passionate 20 something who dabbled in vegetarianism (a whole month), gave up pork and beef for 5 years, and used nothing but green body and house products, the pregnant lady who wanted nothing to do with green vegetables, and finally the mother who is trying to balance greenness with sensibility and enjoyment of life. In some ways I'm greener than I've been and in other ways I'm probably not. Now, a peek into my current life.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A little thing called writer's block...

I'm trying to write more posts here, but it's just not happening at the moment. I seem to have a little bit of writer's block. Which has led me to a new revelation about the dilemma. I'm finding that writer's block isn't always a problem of perfection or lack of ideas. It seems that sometimes it is about too MANY ideas. Well, maybe I'll finally pin some down this weekend...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cheesy Apple Scrambled Eggs

This morning I was attempting to make eggs in a basket with a leftover Kaiser roll.  Unfortunately, the circles fell apart long before eggs got into them.  Fortunately, this problem led to some yummy inspiration.  Below is the recipe.  This is mostly an eyeball recipe since I was just using what I had lying around.

You'll need the following:

  • 1 Kaiser roll cut in half and then into cubes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • about 1/2 cup of chopped apples (I used granny and gala)
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of sea salt
  • about 2 tablespoons of milk
  • about a 1/3 of a bag of shredded cheese.
Start by melting half of the coconut oil on a skillet or in a pan.  Put the roll chunks on to start browning them.  Once they start to get crispy, add the apples and the rest of the coconut oil.
Bread and apples browning.

As the bread and apples continue to brown, crack the eggs into a large bowl.  Add pinch of salt and milk.
Eggs, milk, and salt.

Whisk eggs, salt, and milk until well mixed.
Whisked eggs.

Now add cheese.
Adding cheese to eggs.

Mix cheese until well blended.
Egg and cheese mixture.

Pour mixture over apples and bread.  Stir around to make sure all bread is well coated.
Adding eggs to skillet with apples and bread.

Continue to scramble until eggs are well cooked.
Fully cooked eggs, cheese, apples, and bread.

Serve warm and enjoy!  It was a hit with my husband, son, and mother-in-law.