Beet, Arugula, and Red Quinoa Salad

Beet Arugula and Red Quinoa Salad

Beet, Arugula, and Red Quinoa Salad Ya know what, I just wanted to write about my Beet, Arugula, and Red Quinoa Salad but instead I had to go for a run and am now sitting here with soaking wet feet.  I was just out in my yard after taking the kids to school and I looked down at my phone and looked up and my dogs were gone.  Seriously, in that amount of time.  So I did the thing I do every time this happens and in a split second automatically went through the list of pros and cons of owning two small yappy dogs and came up with the same results I do every time: 1)  They are my responsibility and they are now at this moment probably annoying the hell out of some other innocent neighbor by yapping at them in their yard; 2) The kids will be very upset if they come home from school and we no longer have dogs; 3) Ah okay, deep down I do love them because they are innocent and sometimes sweet and I have owned them since they were babies.  So I ran across  a few lawns of soaking wet grass and … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup You know what?  I made some delicious and easy crockpot broccoli cheddar soup but first I have to tell you that I have really been reading a lot about nutrition again.  I've always been passionate about it because you can feed your body the stuff to make you glow with energy or you can poison it.  I want to feel good because, really, when you feel good anything is possible.   So I have been a vegetarian for about a week now.  But I think it's too early to say I am an official vegetarian.  You have to put some time into it to be legit so at this point I should just say I am a vegatryingian.  I was a vegetarian for about 2 years about 20 years ago (But you can't use a past experience either and say you are a vegetarian now, it doesn't carry over after so many years, due to vegetarian statute of limitations.) and one night gave in to some chicken wings at a bar and that was that.  I forged ahead on a meat lover's diet and I never looked back, until … [Read more...]

Fantastic French Toast

Fantstic French Toast by Sensi and Bijou

    This is the most Fantastic French Toast ever!  Thanks Sensi and Bijou! We got this recipe from  It is the best french toast we have ever tasted.  The secret is the flour. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ready In: 30 Minutes Servings: 12 Ingredients: 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 pinch salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon white sugar 12 thick slices bread Directions: 1. Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth. 2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. 3. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.   Measure 1/4 cup of flour into the mixing bowl. Whisk in the milk. A pinch of salt. Keep whisking!  We kind of lost … [Read more...]