It is the third week of March. I haven’t shared an Everyday Adventures post since January so it time to share an update on our everyday life.
As I was scrolling through pictures for this post I realized that I have not taken very many pictures recently. I have plenty of pictures of food, but not a lot of pictures of real life. I need to get better at taking nonfood pictures.
The reality is that our everyday life hasn’t really been that exciting recently. I have been testing a lot of recipes, like the one above for gluten-free sandwich bread.
We survived the record cold temperatures that much of the U.S had last month. We had two weeks of crazy cold weather that included ice and snow.
Thankfully, the weather has turned more spring-like in Oklahoma. Although spring-like weather in Oklahoma involves storms which is what we have had this last week.
Record cold weather meant that I got a lot of reading done in February. It was perfect weather for staying inside by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.
We have also been busy working on our book website. I shared a new favorite Scripture journal for my Sunday reading post.
My oldest daughter is now helping us some on the book website as well. She graduated from college last May and although she is working full time, she has a lot more time to read than she did in college. She loves military history so her reading stack is always interesting.
I have been trying to share pictures of our dinners over on Facebook, but I keep forgetting to take a picture until dinner is over.
The reality is that my menu plans have not gone as planned over the last year. I write them up on the blog, but what we end up eating during the week ends up looking totally different. I think I need to write a post on what to do when your menu plan never goes as planned.
I recently made one of my favorite taco soup recipes. I shared this recipe eleven years ago, but it is a recipe that I have probably been making for over 25 years.
It wasn’t on the menu plan, but it sounded so good. I had all the ingredients so I made it.
The next day we ate the leftovers over rice. It was great that way too ! Serving leftover chili, taco soup, or really any soup, over rice is a great way to stretch any leftovers that you might have.
We visited two bookstores recently and I can’t tell you how nice it was. The last year has had many ups and downs, but it has taught me to appreciate the small things. A year ago we took so much for granted.
I would often stop by a bookstore just to browse the books. I haven’t been able to do that over the last year and I missed it. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed a simple thing like browsing a bookstore until it was something I couldn’t do whenever I wanted.
I hope one of the lessons that I take away from the last year is to appreciate the little things more.
It is a separate newsletter that I send out sharing gluten free recipes, tips, product reviews, and more. I have been sending it out once or twice a month, but my daughters are now helping me with it, so we hope to get back to a weekly newsletter.
If you are a new reader both of my girls and I eat gluten free. My oldest daughter also has a tree nut, peanut, sesame allergy. She is also allergic to some fruits. My other daughter eats gluten free dairy free. She is strict gluten free. She does eat a little dairy, but overall she avoids it. Kitchen life in our family gets interesting at times.
My daughters both get the gluten-free and allergy life, so I am looking forward to them helping me out with my gluten-free newsletter.
And yes those chocolate chip cookies are gluten free. They are the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
I hope your weekend includes some restful relaxing and some good food!