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Guest Post- Thing 1’s Apple Cinnamon Grits

Today while I sip daiquiris and relax in my hammock Thing 1 is going to take care of dinner.  There’s no telling what will happen when a seven year old prepares dinner, but no mind I’m going to put my feet up and stare at the sky.

WAIT!

What’s this, who is in my hammock?hammock

You’ve never seen me drink you say?

Whenever my mom comes out to visit she asks, “Do you want me to bring anything? Coffee, chocolate?”

“Nice mom,” I tease but “how about some Whisky?”

Okay, okay! You are right 
“I love Jesus but I drink a little”!  Sorry, that’s a bad inside joke and you’d be in on it if you watched the Ellen Degeneres Show.  That is another thing I don’t make a habit of doing, actually we never got a converter box so we don’t even have TV but my dear Aunt sent me that little tid bit as an email attachment one day a couple months ago.  That’s the way to start your day, let me tell you.  At any rate I don’t drink but I do down quite a bit of caffeine to make it through the day. If you wonder why just ask Thing 2 he is the road rash king! He got a fresh one yesterday playing chicken with his brother on bikes.

If you don’t think Thing 2’s antics are enough or hammock stealing toddlers or a dinner cooking seven year old just ask Pee Wee, she has a few things to say about that…PeeWee's 2 cents

Then again maybe it’s just the hat!

It looked like a good idea at the time, but now that I think of it who wants a denim tulip plopped on top of her head.  After all she is a girl with some fashion sense  unlike her mother!

 

Thing 1’s Apple Cinnamon Grits:thing 1's gritz

Ingredients:

  1. grits
  2. water
  3. apple
  4. brown sugar
  5. cinnamon
  6. milk or non-dairy milk (I used Mocha mix)

I thought of a new way to make grits better. 

Here are the directions.

Okay, first make the grits.

First you pick the amount of grits that you want to make.  We make a lot everyday that we have some and we love it.  My brothers and I eat all of it every time.  Today I made six servings.

Start with putting 4 cups of water in a small pan (mom’s note- you’ll need a medium pan).  Then you put it on the front burner and put it on high (mom’s note-if your mom will let you or you can get help with this step).  Point the handle of the pan back so nobody can reach it and spill it.

When the water boils then you put 1 cup of grits in and set your timer for 5 minutes.  Turn the burner on low.

When the timer goes off then the grits is ready.

Oh wait I forgot, when you dump the grits in mix it with a mixing thing; a wisk. 

Then you ask your mom to cut one apple into small pieces without the skin.

Mom’s note- Thing 1 even took his own pictures to go with his recipe! 🙂

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Oh yeah!

Then you put one splash of Mocha Mix in.

Last part of the ingredients is put a little less than a spoon full of cinnamon and a spoonful of brown sugar in.

Mix it and eat it!

This has been another recipe for the “What’s for Dinner Wednesday Blog Carnival” Hosted by the Gluten Free Homemaker. Thanks for stopping and check out more great ideas here. 

June 23, 2009 at 11:09 pm 18 comments

Just another garden ornament.

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June 22, 2009 at 10:23 am 4 comments

Ahh SUN!

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June 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm 8 comments

Come Away With Me

I though you might enjoy a horseback ride today so come away with me to the Idaho mountains… I hope you enjoy the tour. 

Now who will I take? 

Look for the “knob” on the mountain between the big guy’s hocks (back knees), that’s our destination today!ridea

We need a strong fast mount. 

Meet the horse my friends dubbed “Mountain Mare”…ride

Up, up, up the mountain we go.

This is the view part of the way up the mountain.

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Here we are just before we “lost” our riding partners who were not interested in “boonie-bashing” as we call it.  Hiking up deer trails without hesitation is how my mare got her nickname!

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Now where is that big rocky knob?

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Come on dogs!

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I think we’re getting close

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There it is!ride6

Too bad horses can’t climb rocks, we won’t be standing up there today.

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That’s okay, the view from here is awesome!

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 Ready for the long ride down?ride14

The sun is getting high and I’m getting hungry!ride15

Thanks for riding with Mountian Mare and I

were glad you came along!

 

 

 

June 4, 2009 at 9:59 am 16 comments

Well water

Lovin’ this weather!

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Ahhh!

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May 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm 4 comments

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May 26, 2009 at 6:11 pm 4 comments

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Many of you have been checking back for results on my sourdough creation. At the moment it is still a science experiment, but a happy, bubbly experiment. Never fear, recipes will be here! I did make a beautiful, moist and delicious loaf of sourdough using yeast and a myriad of other ingredients but I'm still trying to create something more user friendly. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a starter on the counter that you could add 4 things to and have a loaf of bread by dinner? Mmmm! Attempt #1 - rose well but resulted in a dense chewy blob Attempt #2 - rose ok but was thin and lifeless then fell and another dense (not so chewy) blob Attempt #3 - to the dogs! Attempt #4 - A sourdough pancake success see post under what's for breakfast gluten-free goof? Ongoing - I've tried several more times and am going to try a completely different approach on the bread starting this week. (Mar 18). My sourdough is still happy on my counter and it makes great pancakes but it's a lot of work just for pancakes. Keep checking! April Update: She is still kickin and I'm still workin on a yeast free, gluten free sourdough loaf! May Update: My sourdough "pet" has been dried and retired until next baking season. I've traded her in for a hotter model, the BBQ! :)
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