Thursday, June 07, 2012

Cauliflower Wraps or Pizza Crusts

Yes, like everything else in my life right now, this came from Pintrest.  How did I ever get anything done prior to joining Pintrest?  Ah, but I digress.

I try to eat a pretty low carb diet most of the time. It just works for me.  One problem is finding a good bread substitute.  There are times when I need a quick meal I can eat on the go.  A lot of my go to low carb meals do not fit the bill.  So I when I found this recipe  and this recipe I thought they would be perfect for when I need a sandwich or it is family pizza night.

Like with any other recipe, I made changes.  Here's my modified version

Cauliflower Wraps
1 bag frozen cauliflower, thawed
3 eggs
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
2 Tbsp ground flax seed*

Place cauliflower in food processor.  Process until very fine.  Add Parmesan cheese and seasonings, pulse until well combined.  Pour mixture in a bowl and mix in eggs.  On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet make 6-8 inch rounds.  I made mine pretty thin, probably 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.  Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes.  Flip them over and bake another 5 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  Mind did not come out crispy.  But the flavor is good and they make a perfect sandwich wrap.  I plan to freeze them and grab them as needed.

*One recipe called for ground flax seed which I intended to add but forgot.  Next time I plan to add it.


Sunday, June 03, 2012

Fifth Grade Graduation

Walking the halls to the cheers of the parents and students

 Our graduation ceremony is held at a local park where they do a bridge crossing ceremony. 

I stayed and had lunch with Rehm.  I was surprised he wanted me to, but he did so I was more than happy to hang out with him.  I apparently left too early though, as I missed him singing "Sweet Caroline" during the karaoke fun with two of his teachers

Wow, middle school! 
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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Update on the Dog Treat that Wasn't

In case you were wondering, a terry cloth soap pouch can hang out in a dog's stomach for a week before said dog decides to barf it up.  The good news is, he barfed it up.  It would have been one expensive soap pouch had it gotten stuck and had to be surgically removed.  Not to mention, it would have been a very painful experience for the dog. 

I can honestly say, I've never been happier to clean up dog barf than I was yesterday.  I'm sure it is directly related to how thrilled I was that the silly thing was no longer in his system and a threat to his health and my pocketbook.

Note to self, don't leave the ivory soap where the dogs can get it.


Time Travel Day


Time Travel Day happened sometime in May and I never got around to uploading the pictures.  The kids came home from school one day talking about what they wanted to be for time travel day, which was coming up two days later.  Rehm wanted to be a Roman emporer, Charlotte wanted to be a goddess and Ruby and Eliza Claire both wanted to be cave people.  My first thought was, "Good luck with that!" and then for some crazy reason I decided to indulge them and try to make costumes.

Rehm and Charlotte thought they were going to use their sisters white bed sheets to make their costumes.  I knew this was a really bad idea as I knew the state the sheets would come home in.  I got the crazy idea that I could sew costumes!  Yeah, I know, crazy thinking, especially since I had not had the sewing machine out in at least 10 years. 

I came up with a plan for the costumes and headed off the the fabric shop.  When I left the fabric shop with way too much money in supplies I had that crazy sinking feeling "Crap! Now I have to actually do something will all this stuff!" Suprisingly, they all turned out exactly as I invisioned. 

The good news is, the next time anyone needs a toga, Egyptian, goddess costume, I've got it covered.  Ruby had me cut the jagged edge off of her dress and hem it so she can wear it this summer.  I'm sure we will get a lot of use out of these costumes.  And, even if we don't, they were worth the time and effort to be "The Coolest Mommy, Ever!" for at least a day.

Oh, Rehm got to school and someone told him it looked like a dress.  We had to look at pictures of statues of Roman emperors, who were all wearing white drappy things, then he came to terms that he really was appropritately attired for his character and was fine with it.  Gotta love the internet.
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Friday, June 01, 2012

Moving On Up

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Last Day of School

Rehm and Mrs. Kirby.  She will be teaching at his middle school next year.  He is thrilled and hoping to have her as a teacher again.
Rehm and Ms. Sills.  He had such a great year in her class. 

I can't believe it is the last day of school and Summer is finally here.  What I really can't believe is that Rehm is heading off to Middle School in the fall!  He is ready but I know he will miss many of his friends and many of the teachers and staff at the elementary school.

Did you notice that Eliza Claire is in her PJs?  She came down with a stomach bug last night and did not get to go to school today.  I did take her up briefly at the end of the day to say goodbye to her amazing Kindergarten teacher.  We have been so blessed to have Mrs. Johnson for all four kids.  I'm sad I'll never have another child in her class.  Maybe she'll decide to teach a different grade :)

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