Monday, March 24, 2008

My birthday was last week. With life so busy, it seemed like it came out of nowhere. As usual CN made my day wonderful, starting it off with a much needed present- a new Starbucks to go mug, yay! I got lots of calls for my family, which I always love. Thanks sisters!! That evening CN took me out to dinner at my favorite Chinese restaurant. Lettuce wraps, here I come! After dinner we walked around the mall, where CN presented me with some money to go shopping. After all the hecticness of the holidays and moving I hadn't bought anything for a while, so that was a lovely treat.

All in all it was a perfect day, that was topped off when my Mother in law gave me one of her most loved belongings: a pair of 100 year old pie plates that I had always commented on how much I loved. They are well worn and a bit beat up, but I always loved the way they look. I never, ever thought she would give them to anyone, let alone me. I was shocked that she would give me something that meant so much to her. Just makes me even more thankful for having her, and all the other wonderful people in my life. You all you know who you are! xoxox.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Picture updates.

Bath aftermath.

A little spot just for W.

Mini enjoying a balmy 40 degree day. Look Maw, no coat!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cookin it up.

Lately I've been using cold pressed coconut oil a lot of my cooking and baking. I've been substituting it anytime I would normally use regular oil or butter. It may sounds odd to use it for all kinds of cooking, but it really tastes amazing. One of my favorite ways to use it to put a bit in my popcorn maker instead of butter. It smells wonderful, and surprisingly doesn't have a heavy coconut taste to it, it just makes the popcorn even crunchier and lighter. The same goes for any kind of cooking. Plus, after doing some research I found out that it actually has quite a few health benefits to it.

The other night I used with when I made chicken stir fry for cooking up the vegetables and also for the chicken. The result was super crispy but tender chicken with a great flavor, and crunchie veggies. Here are some pictures of my cooking process with the coconut oil.

If you do buy it, make sure you get organic cold pressed. It comes with a "shortening" consistency, and melts immediately when heated. I find myself opening the top and smelling it over and over. Smells so good.

Chicken breasts dipping in panko.

The oil before it melts.

Finished! You really must try it out. It's a fun way to switch up the same old boring cooking routine.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Well. It's been a few whiles since I've posted. Things have been busy. Between Mini's school, W. terrorizing the house, CN's broken wrist and me lesson planning and teaching we've been quite busy. So here's some pictures of what's been happening: It's been almost 3 weeks and you can see that CN's hand is still quite swollen. Eeek.

Waffle making.

This is a rare occurrence in our house. Must capture on film. He's actually laying still!!

100 days of school calls for 100 stickers. Obviously.

Chutes, ladders and curlers. Can it get any better?

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Welcome to Em's world. I am a stay at home/ work at home (when the odd job presents itself) mom. I have the privilege to spend every single day with my sweet/crazy 5 yr. old daughter, Mini M. and my little man, Baby W. who was born May 3rd. I can't forget the best part of my life- my hub. C.N., who happens to be the sweetest, funniest fella alive. We have been married almost 6 years. So that's me and my fam.