"Look and see, for everyone is coming home!" Isaiah 60:4

Monday, May 9, 2011

This past weekend

was filled to overflowing with projects to do around the house. But for starters, we had to figure out something for... BREAKFAST!

Rarely to children function well on empty tummies. We are still lacking cereal and were officially sick of eggs, so the only thing I could come up with was French Toast! We had a loaf of bread still in the fridge, so we cut that up (it's homemade) and made enough french toast to feed a small army of kids.

Breakfast of Champions!

I also whipped up some smoothies to go with it. Here's my smoothie recipe below:

Breakfast Smoothies:
  • Fruit of any kind (I used cantaloupe, pineapple and strawberries)
  • Yogurt any flavor (I like to stick with plain or vanilla - I'm boring)
  • Milk to help get things moving
  • Ice to keep it cold (about a handful or so)
  • Flax seed (I used about a 1/3 cup, enough for a family serving)
 As you can see, the recipe is very adaptable (translation: FRUGAL), so use whatever you have around. It's also good if you have fruit you need to use up before it gets too ripe (translation: headed for the compost pile)
I didn't have any honey on hand and thought I was really going to miss it, especially since I'm not a big fan of cantaloupe. Surprisingly, the smoothies were really sweet and I didn't need the honey after all!

After breakfast the day was such a whirlwind of projects. Spring cleaning to say the least! I've gotten my side of the closet cleaned out and we tackled some gardening, hubby hung some shelves in our dining room. Grass was mowed and children were filthy from playing in the dirt all day. It was great!

Sunday was Mother's Day! After church we had lunch with my mom at Celebrity's. We tried a couple other places but decided we couldn't wait half an hour for brunch to almost 2 hours for a "nicer" restaurant. We spent some time with her that afternoon and got her kitchen all taped up with painters tape. We're painting hopefully this week. I'll have to do a before/after post of that project. 

The beautiful flowers my mom bought for me for Mother's Day!

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