For all you parents you know how busy the end of the school year is.
Concerts, picnics, get togethers.... its crazy. When you are the
sandwich generation, it just gets even crazier. Suffice to say between
helping my parents lately and being Mom to two children, I have my hands
full. I am sure many of you know what I am talking about. We always
think we are the ones that are so busy. But really everyone is busy.
And busy changes over time, doesnt it? My Fathers idea is busy, is that
he had a doctors appt in the morning and had to roll his coins. The
elderly woman I know, her idea of busy is that she had to do dishes and
make her bed. I say this not as a criticism. When you are tired or
ailing in some way, things can seem busy because it just takes so much
energy. You know what I am saying. Its all kind of relative. For me,
busy means I don't have much "me" time. Lets be clear, I love my "me"
time. I can be downright selfish in this way. I need "me" time for
sewing, creating things in the kitchen, puttering around, organizing,
whatever. It helps me keep my sanity. (Which is pretty relative, I
might add). An hour of "me" time is wonderful! Four hours of "me" time
is amazing, rejuvenating and awesome. So as we head into summer, I
don't really expect too much "me" time. And it's okay. I love when my
kids are home. At least, that is, when they are not fighting. Its
unscheduled time for the most part for us. Sleeping in a little longer,
a little slower pace. I enjoy that. I am going to miss my "me" time
though! I promise to blog as much as possible.
This post is kind of a hodge podge of stuff. You see this here "bouquet" from Edible Arrangements? Isn't it pretty! We received this a week or so ago. It disappeared kind of fast. I did use the kale, which you see above. I boiled it a little bit and put it in the refrigerator. I had some leftover quinoa. I thought how about this combination. I sautéed the kale in a little olive oil with garlic. Then I added the quinoa, just so it was heated. It was incredibly good. I like quinoa but there was something about this combination that made it stellar. Definitely a do over around here. Simple easy, nutritious and delicious.
This here was an amazing meal I had at a local Mexican restaurant called, Salena's. I usually get the mole chicken. One of my faves! A glass of sangria made it all the better!
Thanks for stopping by. I love to create, especially in the kitchen and at the sewing machine. I love to cook, bake and quilt. These are what I am passionate about.
I am also passionate about the state of our food in this country and how it relates to us and our well being.
You can email me at lorilipsmackerz @ g mail . com (take out the spaces).