Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Age is Irrelevant

There's nothing like turning 26-years-old. Young and carefree, the world is before you and the regrets are behind. That's right, I said I turned *ahem* 26-years-old. Happy belated birthday to me! For those of you who are old cronies, well beyond 26-years-old, here's how Check Spelling26-years-old looks:

Upon closer inspection you'll notice that 26-years-old embraces weird mouth appliances. Can't see it? Take a closer look at 26-years-old:
Still can't see it? Okay, here's an even closer look at the 26-year-old Mago Bite Adjuster that's a result of years of grinding and clenching:
Nothing like a lisp and protruding lips to make you feel all of 31-years-old. Oops, did I slip and say 31-years-old? Silly me, just look at the top picture and tell me I'm not 26-years-old. Please!?!?!?

Friday, June 5, 2009

What a Way to Start a Day

Mmm, come to mama.

If you're anything like me, mornings are not the most smooth running of times. With summer and summer activities just around the corner, eating breakfast may become a matter of convenience. Not only are these little morsels convenient but they're also nutritionally dense. You'll be left satisfied in yo' tummy and satisfied with yo' good food choice. Add a piece of fresh fruit and you've got breakfast on the go!

Bran Muffins With a Twist

1 C. Whole wheat pastry flour (whole wheat or all purpose should work fine)
1/2 C. White bread Flour (all purpose should work fine)
3/4 C. Ground flax seed (I use my coffee grinder of mini food processor)
1 C. Packed brown sugar
2 t. Baking soda
1 t. Baking powder
1 t. Salt
2 t. Cinnamon
3/4 C. Soy milk (cows milk will work)
1 t. Vanilla
1/3 C. + 1 T. egg white (2 eggs, beaten, will work fine)
2 C. shredded carrots
1 1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 - 3/4 C. raisins
A handful of chopped walnuts

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray two standard muffins pans with cooking spray.
2) In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients (flour - cinnamon).
3) In a medium mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients.
4) Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix only till combined.
5) Fill muffins tins 2/3 full w/ mixture.
6) Bake for 25 muffins or till tops or nicely browned at spring back when touched.

Yields 15-18 muffins.

Healthy? Yes! Delicious? You betcha! Packed with nothin' but good for you stuff? Sure!

Enjoy my friends, enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

One of My Prayers

Our recent trip to visit Zack's family in Colorado has left me with the following prayers on my heart:

Lord, may
1) I please enjoy longevity similar to that of Grandma Marie?
2) 93-years-young look as good on me as it does her?
3) I be blessed with a handful of great grandchildren?
4) My heart and soul be as beautiful and full of joy as her's?

Grandma with her 12 great grandchildren

Here's to you, Grandma! AMEN