Thursday, April 23, 2009

Recipe Finds

Okay, I am guessing I will not be an everyday blogger, raising a family of 7 and all, but I really wanted to pass on these 2 great finds. #1. The Artful Parent Jean's earth day post was excellent, full of make-it-yourself recipes from body lotions and shampoo alternatives to laundry and dishwashing detergents. I have been inspired. Especially by the dishwashing detergent. I can't tell you how long I have searched for one of these. Now, #2. A Year of CrockPotting I don't know about you but I am always looking for new CrockPot recipes. Stephanie spent the entire year of 2008 doing a new Crockpot dinner everyday. What discipline!!! I like the Crockpot because it gives me more time to work on projects. My problem is I always forget to take the meat out of the freezer a couple days before to thaw. Oh well, yet another sign of my desperate need for simplification. Oh! this wasn't on the agenda but the crockpot reminds me of a cookbook I just checked out of the library. All About Braising by Molly Stevens is a great looking cookbook. I love the sound of the recipes and braising is a very healthy way to get the most flavor from your food. Obviously I have yet to try anything, but I will let you know when I do. Thats all for now, I have to feed the troops. Have a great day!!


  1. I love the idea of a year of crockpot recipes! I might try a winter's worth this year.

  2. I also saw a recipe in the March Body & Soul magazine from Annie Bond to share on how to make an antibacterial spray: 1 tsp. of essential oil from lavender, rosemary, sage or mint and 1 cup white vinegar; put in a spray bottle. She said the herbs have bacteria-fighting properties and the vinegar is a germ killer.