Time is different now that I’m a stay at home mom. It is unpredictable. There are blocks of coveted time during naps when I run around and try to get a few things done. Those naps are fleeting, I’m still never really sure when they will begin or when they will end so I try to make the most of that precious free time. Lately I’ve been making what I’ve been calling “gifts for my future self” in those free moments. I have been making frozen cookie dough and frozen biscuits that I can cook in our toaster oven for later when my hands are full and I am tired and the only thing that will make the world better is a fresh baked cookie or a biscuit with some jelly. Future self is always so thankful for past self for the sweet treats.
The biscuit recipe I use is from the back of the self rising flour package
Lately I’ve been enjoying this cookie recipe.
AND I am obsessed with this cookie scoop it makes cookie and tiny biscuit making so much easier.
I have been meeting with the same two women once a week for over a year to pray. Every Monday we sit and catch up by listening to everyone’s stories from the week. We listen about the cute things our babies are doing, the things we are wrestling with and thinking about. Then we spend the rest of the evening bringing one another before God in prayer. Bearing one another’s burdens. I am thankful for them and the friendship that quickly develops when you dive into the thick of life together.
This past Monday I made a berry crisp to share, and wanted to give you the recipe so that you could share it with some sweet friends.
- 3 cups blueberries
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
- Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and butter in the bottom of an 8×8 pan
- Set aside 1/2 cup of mixture
- Squish the rest of the mixture on the bottom of your pan
- Sprinkle blueberries in an even layer on top
- Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of mixture
- Bake for 40 minutes
While getting over the flu last week I was living on this tea. I like it because it tastes so soothing, it’s full of super foods and it doesn’t dehydrate you the way that caffeinated tea can when you are sick.
- 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice: lemons fight bacteria, aid in digestion and support your immune system
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger: ginger reduces nausea, improves circulation and has anti viral properties
- Half a teaspoon of turmeric: turmeric is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and full of antioxidants
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- Boil Water
- Get out your favorite mug and add the lemon juice, ginger, turmeric, and honey
- Fill mug with boiling water, stir and enjoy.