I am really liking my Sunday morning Me Time! While I’m typing this, Mike and Annie are making pancakes and I can hear James banging around in his high chair. It’s nice to be able to take some time for myself and know the rest of the family is happy!
~Kristen’s posts about World Vision’s shift – and then shift back – in policy on allowing Christians in same-sex marriages to be volunteers with their organization are fascinating reads. Kristen rallied over 100 new sponsors, and while I know she feels like the reversal of policy taints that, it absolutely does not.
~My friend Whit wrote a book that is great for anyone who wants to be a more empathetic and effective communicator. The Parents’ Phrase Book is, as Whit says and I can confirm, absolutely not just for parents.
April Fool’s Day is on Tuesday, and I think Annie is old enough to LOVE the prank I pulled on my dad five years ago.
That looks like toasted bread and melted cheese, but it’s actually toasted pound cake and tinted frosting. Annie loves “tricks” and is a huge fan of grilled cheese sandwiches, so I know she’ll be a good sport. Plus, she’ll get cake!
Things I Like:
~The March for Babies is 27 days away, have you signed up to march with us in person or in spirit? It’s free to join and only takes a few minutes of your time! Thank you to everyone who has signed up and donated so far – you all are amazing!
~I’m borderline-obsessed with Mike Coots’ Instagram feed. His surf photography is phenomenal. He’s also a shark attack survivor who does work to save sharks. That would definitely not be my reaction to losing part of my leg.
Things I’m Eating:
~I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m into kale now, like some sort of trendy healthy person or something. A lot of people have asked me for my recipe. I actually prepare it the same way over and over, because it’s easy and yummy. Here’s my modified recipe that I originally found at Trader Joe’s:
Heather’s Modified Trader Joe’s Kale Recipe
-In a large saucepan, add 1 cup broth (I use beef) and 7 cups kale, toss to combine.
-Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add more broth if kale starts to stick to pan.
-Remove lid and cook, stirring until most of the liquid has evaporated.
-Salt and pepper to taste
The first time I made this, I had no idea how much kale reduces. So these seven cups of kale that look like a lot:
become this when cooked:
I serve kale with just about every kind of meaty dinner, and I’ll often serve it with eggs and ham/bacon/salmon on the weekends. If you have a good kale recipe, please leave it in the comments! I think Mike and Annie would like something new.
Have a great Sunday!