Saturday, May 20, 2017

...Dinner and a Movie...

...since Scout was home for the evening...we had one of his favorite meals...
...traditional vegan beef stew with rutabaga...Grandma's Mashed...and peas...
...and we ate at the table...not in front of the TV...

...and the movie...really was a movie this time...and a really long one at that...

...if you've not seen Boyhood...I highly recommend it...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, May 19, 2017

...Black Tooth Powder...Review...

...I promised to do a review of the Black Tooth Powder that I got at the Indian Store...

...so here goes...look away if you're squeamish...
...this is my routine...and I should mention that I've not talked this over with my dentist...yet...but I will...I'd like to hear his take on Black Tooth Powder...

...I always floss first...I say always...but I've really only been doing this for a couple of weeks...and I only do it at night...not sure yet if I should be using the tooth powder twice a day or not...
...then I just dip my regular tooth brush into the powder...they sell black toothbrushes to use with the powder...but I just use my regular one...
...and then I just brush normally...the taste is rather strong and antiseptic...hence the grimace...
...but I must say...that my teeth have never 'felt' cleaner...even right after a scrub from the hygienist...oh...and my towel started to slip off my head right when I snapped the photo...so...I know it's a pretty funny picture...I should have had it professionally done...

...have you ever tried Black Tooth Powder?...would you?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

...W.I.A.Y. ...

...first I had a big drink of water...
...and I often have a combination like this with oatmeal...fruit and nuts...and I often make it look prettier than I did this time...
Breakfast - Oatmeal, Banana, Raisins, Pecans, Flax Seed
...I also often have some version of baked potato for lunch...this is one of my favorites...
Lunch - baked potato - vegan dressing - tomato
...over the weekend...I bought my first ever fresh papaya...I've had frozen papaya in smoothies and such...but this guy wasn't quite ripe yet...so I put him in a paper bag on the counter for a few days to ripen up...
...so we sliced him open...I've read that you can dry the seeds and use them like pepper...but decided not to do that this time...I have plenty of pepper...
Snack - Fresh Papaya
...and I was completely on my own for dinner and so it was a rather homely affair...I cooked a sweet potato ('cause y'all know I love those)...and a small white potato in the Foreman grill...
Dinner - Leftover chili, cornbread and crackers...Grilled sweet potato and regular potato...

...and I had another snack of Banana N'Ice Cream...but y'all have seen that many many times...and I didn't take a photo...

...what did you eat yesterday?

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...we did a little bit of tile work in our bathroom...

...but I totally forgot to take a before photo...
...the tile in this bathroom off our bedroom is that '50's yellow speckled...and the toothbrush holder and soap dish were cracked...and needed to be replaced...but we couldn't exactly match up the speckled tile...

...we bought some replacement tiles...they do still make it...but it didn't match...
...the Man took the sink off the wall...cleaned it really well...and added a new faucet...
...and I mounted shiny new white fixtures on the wall to replace the cracked ones...
...a white towel bar...
...the sink ready to put back in place...
...and the Man did all the heavy lifting...
...everything back in place...
...and grouted...
...all done...and a shiny new faucet...

...what have you been working on this Wednesday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

...Happy Mother's Day...

...this is the ONLY photo I took over the weekend...

...but I had a wonderful Mother's Day with my boys...

...just the usual...breakfast at Church...Church...lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant...flowers and cards when we got home...and then the Man cooked dinner and cleaned up after...

...so it was just a nice restful day...I hope yours was too!

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Friday, May 12, 2017

...5 Little Things Friday...

...it's time once again for 5 little things making me happy this Friday...

1

- Scout has just finished his first year at college...and hopefully...he'll be around a lot this summer as he completes his pilot's license...

...so...you're probably wondering what on earth that has to do with the photo...

...well...I texted him and asked if he'd stop at the grocery store on his way home and get me some fruit for a smoothie...and this is what he got...(well...the packaged stuff...the things from the freezer are some leftover n'ice cream...and some frozen mango)...

...and I was expecting a bag of frozen mixed berries...so sweet!

2

- Smoothies make me happy...

3

- Nanny's old glass juicer...
...I use it all the time...

4

- having freshly squeezed lemon juice in the fridge...

...which I also use all the time...sometimes it's just the perfect addition to soups, sauces, smoothies...

5

- and finally...remember last weekend when I went to Trader Joes and got the vegan soap...

...well...the man had seen on the grocery list..(which we keep on the side of fridge for easy addition)...that I needed some soap...

...and being the sweet and thoughtful person that he is...he ordered some from Amazon for me...so...I was surprised to find it in the mail...and I'm happy that I have an abundance of vegan soap...

...what's making you happy this Friday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

...W.I.A.Y. ...

Breakfast - Peanut Butter and Jelly on Toast
...lunch was kind of a haphazard affair...I grilled some cabbage on the Foreman Grill...and some sweet potato...of course...'cause that's my fave...
...then I had these two pieces of leftover tofu...and some grilled onions...
...so I piled that all on a plate...oh and those wedges...
...just some plain baked potato fries...sprinkled with the Trader Joes' Chili Lime...so...so good...
...in the afternoon...I roasted an eggplant...and whipped up a batch of Baba Ghanoush...
Snack - Baba Ghanoush and pita

...so for dinner...I wasn't all that hungry...
...and I thought that a big kale salad was in order...
...so I washed a bunch of kale...
...spun it dry...
...and put it in my biggest bowl...
...sliced open a perfectly ripe avocado...
...and used my neat little slicer tool...thanks Mom...
...put that on top of the kale...
...added some lemon juice...
...and some nooch...
...and gave it a nice massage...
...see how much smaller the massaged kale is...
...topped it with some baked tofu...
Dinner - Massaged Kale Salad with baked tofu

...then after dinner we had a Pear Compare...
...I had bought one of each of the three varieties my grocery store carries...clockwise from the top Anjou, Bartlett, and Bosc...
...same on the plate...with some English Walnuts in the center...

...so the verdict...

...there was surprisingly little difference in flavor...the Anjou was the mildest...the Bartlett was the most familiar (obviously) in both flavor and texture...the Bosc had the grainiest texture...it was a fun experiment...

...so what did you eat yesterday?...and what's your favorite pear?...

~Have a lovely day!