Thursday, August 28, 2014

Occasionally, Chairs


So, I went to town on Monday, to meet my daughter and drop of her children to her after work. On the way home, I just had to turn into the Resource Center. I am still looking for a phonics book. (Abeka Blue-Back Speller, 2nd hand) …that’s my excuse story and I’m sticking to it. :)
Anyway- I found this chair.

Green Occasional Chair

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cauliflower Tostadas-


Cauliflower tostadas all the way
This isn't a food blog.

So no glamour shots of exotic dishes.

 If you are a regular visitor here then you may have read recently I was given the diagnosis of T2 Diabetes. Since then, I’ve been pouring over recipes and Pinterest  and a few cook books that my daughter bought for me—in search of delicious low carb meals.

My life has changed somewhat since that time—but as far as food goes… Man! I’ve never eaten so well! The menu has been nothing if not exciting!
I  originally found a recipe for Pizza Crust here—but I didn’t have ‘pizza’ ingredients in the pantry. However, I did have plenty in the Tex-Mex department. So I decided to make  Tostadas!

What follows is my version of Cauliflower Tostadas—if you’ve made this before, I’ve never seen it. So kudos to you and do leave a comment telling me what you think?

Steam Half a head of Cauliflower—and toss into the blender. I used the pulse setting on my new blender

cauliflower tostadas 

I ended up with about 2 cups shredded Cauliflower (not packed)

cauliflower in a bowl
To the bowl add: 

eggs and cheese

2 eggs (though, I am going to try with 1 egg next time as this took longer than expected to cook)
1-1/2 cups of shredded Pepper Jack

 cauliflower tostadas mix

Scramble the egg and toss into a bowl with shredded cheese and cauliflower.

I started out making tortilla rounds.  Could only find my small cooking sheet… so as you can see I pressed it all into the pan. Not pretty—but it all cooked at one time. Instead of 2 batches I was going to have to make.

cauliflower tostadas pressed

 I sliced it into squares using a pizza wheel. Flipped them and toasted on the bottom.*edited to say:  I cooked these on about 400 degrees for about 30 mins.  Including flipping. :)

cauliflower tostadas toast    
This picture blurred sorry.

Add your favorite Toppings and enjoy!
Suggestions: 
refried beans
ground taco meat, chicken, pulled pork, etc.
onion, lettuce, tomato, sliced avocado, guacamole, black olives, picante sauce , cheese, etc!

It was so good and so filling!  I only had one..but could of easily had another.
Very LOW CARB!
...And quite tasty, too! 

** Note** 
When I make this again. I will only use 1 egg instead of too.  I would like this to be a bit crispy.  I ended up eating it with a fork, rather than with my hands like an actual tostada. 


Til next time, Be Blessed! 




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;for in Him we live and move and exist,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Living in My Car~

*this post contains an affiliate link.

Last week I spent a lot of time in my car.
Some of the things I noticed.  First…

car interior

ANTS!  Yes, the day I took my dad on his errands I noticed a few ants.  By the time I was heading home—I was so thankful that I didn’t have an allergy or a phobia!  I was even more thankful they were just sugar ants and they were NOT there to carry me away…or eat me! 
I couldn’t get home quick enough.
I sprayed HOT SHOT all over the entire inside of my car and let it sit ,closed up tight, until Thursday morning! The ants I’m sure were attracted to PEPPERMINT wrappers I collected.  The Honey eats peppermints like they are… well, CANDY!  Most of the time he cleans them up and takes them out of the car, not sure why these were still there.
On Thursday—I noticed all the little drips and spills and tiny feet prints on the back of the seats,  while I was cleaning it out.   All part of the Little Tiny passenger experience. :)
Seriously, it looks like we live in there!
I wiped the entire inside down; the dash, the doors, the switches, knobs and gauges; the console, seats, door pockets …everything!  I use





Then, for about the 100th, time I noticed —the headliner starting to peel away near the front and the back window. I decided right then and there, I was going to glue it.  I had some spray glue and I added just a tiny bit.  The trick to gluing your headliner or most things that you would glue with spray glue, Is waiting…

waiting…

waiting…

It seems like a long time.  But really, it’s only 30 seconds.  yes! seconds.  You spray the glue on one part being glued then spray the second part that your gluing to; wait THIRTY SECONDS. Then gently press into place with your fingers.  Careful not to get glue on your hands.  Or pressing too hard. In fact, I used the back of my finger. It applies the right amount of pressure and any sticky that was on my fingers wouldn’t pull the work apart.

After I was finished with that. I loaded the 2 car seats into the trunk. Swept the floor mats off with the dust broom; and I was done!  Our car is about 12 yrs old. It has had it’s share of time in the shop—mostly preventative maintenance. We’re not in the market for a new car.   We try really hard to take care of it—no money in the budget to replace it. So checking the oil regularly and other fluids, keeping the tires rotated, wipers etc—all important.  

I just wanted to sit in my car.  It was so clean. It Smelled so nice. That’s the
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Counter Top Spray, Lavender, 16 Ounce Bottle


AND!  it has automatic door locks. So I could be all by myself if I wanted. :)  NOW… If the radio worked—it would be perfect!


Til next time, Be Blessed!



*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, havingdetermined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;for in Him we live and move and exist,