A Busy Day Takes the Idleness Away!

Today is quite the busy day – Laundry Day.  My son decided to skid across the lawn in his jeans yesterday, creating a HUGE grass stain but mommy saved the jeans with old fashioned stain remover! It helps when laundry day falls on a wonderfully sunny day; however, today isn’t so sunny so I couldn’t take advantage of the sun as an alternate dryer (smile). Seems like the laundry is running extra long, likely because I’m waiting for it to stop. I have much ironing to do while I wait so there’s definitely no time to sit around.

On another note, I had to go and take the gestational glucose test today. Yuk! Nothing like drinking a cup full of syrup in five minutes, sitting around for an hour and having your blood drawn. With my other children, I was able to bring the yukky drink home and just arrive at the doctor’s office in an hour for drawing. I think I liked that much better. Anywho, it’s done and considering I had my beautiful bouncy two year old with me (who insisted upon watching repeated YouTube videos of Fraggle Rock and Yo Gabba Gabba on my Touch phone) the wait wasn’t too bad. Now it’s back to work at home.

Whenever I have a break in the day like that, it’s very hard for me to pick up the pace and get things done. Yet I look around me and I need to get up from here and do stuff! While the laundry is a-going, I have to do a serious de-clutter of those desks again. I promise that as long as they’re visible, people are going to put things on top of them. So that’s one more task for the liking. 😉

I did manage to bake five loaves of bread this morning. I’m pleased to say I got something accomplished. I also ordered my kefir grain starter. I wasn’t very pleased with the powdered starter. Though I still have a couple of packages of it left, I’ve heard that the grains last longer so I’m going for the grains. Can’t wait to get them. I heard raving reviews about CulturesForHealth.com so I’m giving them a try. I’ll let you know how it turns out. In addition, I’ve got more grains to soak for dinner rolls tomorrow. Gotta use up some of my sourdough and the rest of the kefir I already have in the fridge to make room for more.

I was also given two large boxes of baby carrots that I’ll need to be canning this evening. Like I said, it’s a busy day. So I’d better go get started since I’ll can just see there will be much more to do if I don’t get going now.  Be blessed!

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Garlic Hummus With Kefir

Just made a tasty hummus dip for the kids. Instead of using sour cream, I used kefir and it turned out splendidly! Here’s the recipe:

16 oz of Cooked Hummus, drained
1 TBS Minced Garlic
1/2 to 3/4 cup Kefir
Salt to taste
A Handful of Fresh Cilantro
A Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Lemon Juice

Place all ingredients except olive oil into the blender and blend until smooth. Add a drizzle of olive oil (about 1/4 cup) and blend to a creamy paste. Let stand in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Yum!