Monday, July 1, 2013

July Daybook

July 1, 2013

Outside my window...

are dogs, a cat, kittens, chickens and a pig
 who never cease to entertain us :-)

I am thinking...

about the cool front that blew in last night 
and how very nice the weather has been today

I am thankful...

for food grown in our backyard

In the kitchen...

I made strawberry banana pops this afternoon

I am wearing...

an Aggie t-shirt and running shorts

I am creating...

more organized, streamlined areas of my home
in hopes that when I go back to work in the fall
homekeeping will be easier 

I am going...

to the beach in two weeks! :-)

I am reading...

"Thinking in Pictures - My Life with Autism" by Temple Grandin
and I just finished "Muscle and a Shovel" by Michael Shank
I highly recommend both! 

I am hoping...

to read several more books this summer 

I am learning...

to be better at recycling

Around the house...

I'm cleaning and organizing room by room

I am pondering...

what I want to can this summer

A favorite quote...

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have." ~ Frederick Keonig

One of my favorite things...


A few plans:

to have some friends over for the 4th of July

A peek into my day... 

treating the chickens to some lettuce

Roasted Squash

Our squash plants have done really well in the garden this year.
And even though boiled and buttered is my favorite way to eat them,
I've been on the look out to find new ways to prepare our bounty.

This evening we had roasted squash and it was really good.

I chopped up several crook neck, one large zucchini, a purple onion and one clove of garlic.
Then, I tossed the veggies in an 1/8 cup of oil and added some salt and pepper.
I baked them at 450 for about 30 minutes.

They were very tasty. :-)

Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops

You'll need -

1 lb strawberries
3 bananas
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

Makes approximately 12 pops.

National Blueberry Month

July is national blueberry month!
I thought I'd share some of our favorite recipes that use
delicious, fresh blueberries.

Here's our top ten, in no particular order. :-)

More the Merrier Monday