Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Huge Egg

 "Huge Egg" pretty much sums it up. I couldn't believe how big this egg was... no surprise that it was a double yolker! I feel sorry for the chicken...tasted great, though!! :)

The Owie (with a Mouth)

A couple days ago we were over at my parents' house and Eileigh got a small cut on the inside of her Tall Man finger, right along the joint crease. Somehow she always seems to manage to injure Tall Man with any owie she receives and Mike and I have countless immature moments having her repeatedly show her owie to each other.
We had one Hello Kitty band-aid left and although I generally limit band-aid use to serious owies, this one was affecting her silverware use during lunch (more so from dramatic effect than actual injury) so Tall Man got slapped with a Hello Kitty band-aid and lunch continued without further delay.
After bath time and the subsequent removal of Hello Kitty, Eileigh insisted on another band-aid for bedtime since it still "hurt so bad". By this point I had a hard time seeing the scratch so I was pretty sure there was no longer any looming imminent loss of appendage and therefore denied said band-aid request. I explained that we should just air her finger out and let the owie breathe. Eileigh looked at me a little confused and said we didn't have any air around here, to which I replied that yes, actually, it's all over and there will be more than enough for your finger. She thought a little more and then flipped her Tall Man at me and said, "My owie needs to breathe. See, there's his little mouth!!" I looked and I swear that finger was just about grinning at me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies, grain-free edition

Oh my. So technically, these aren't GAPS legal since they include chocolate chips... BUT I'm going to have to go out on a limb here and say they're totally worth the splurge. Eileigh and I made these today and I used them in some shameless bribery regarding specific toilet-training issues. It worked so I'm grinning like the cat that ate the canary... the chocolate canary that is... They taste like a real cookie (and actually remind me a little bit of almond roca). Next time I might throw in an egg or two and see if they get a little more body to them, as these spread out and ended up fairly thin. If you don't feel like baking them up you can just eat the dough but I have to say these really make one delicious cookie. (I doubled the recipe... they go fast around here...)

1 ¼ cup almond flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
few shakes of salt
5 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside.  Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Spoon batter onto parchment-lined baking sheet.  Bake for 10-13 minutes until set and slightly toasty.  These will firm up as they cool.
Yield: 12 cookies