Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Volunteer at a food kitchen

A few weeks ago I volunteered at our local food bank.  We have a program called back pack buddies which offers food for children who don't get 3 meals a day.  The purpose of this program is to insure that the child will not go hungry over the weekend.  It is an incredible act of giving and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.

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Completed: April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

40 Recipes | Egg Casserole

So I haven't posted this in so long because I lost the recipe.  I still haven't found it, but the OCD in me still has to post this recipe.

Made: January 17, 2014

Thoughts:  It was alright.

Verdict: Make again?  Probably not.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

See a Cirque du Soleil Show

Earlier this month, I traveled to Las Vegas for the first time with Dakota and his family.  We scored some great tickets and got front row (technically second row) seats for the Zarkana Cirque du Soleil show.  It was incredible and I can't wait to go back and see more shows!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Send a Letter to Someone Outside the USA

I have a very good friend whom I met in ballet class when we were in junior high.  She now lives in Germany with her husband and brand new baby boy.  I sent them a little baby gift congratulating them on their new addition.  I'm so happy for them and know they will be incredible parents!

Monday, February 17, 2014

French Toast

Recipe Source: Pinterest
Made : January 5, 2014

6 large eggs
1 1/2 cup heavy cream, half and half, or milk
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
6 slices (1 inch thick) bread, preferably day old
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
pure maple syrup, for serving

1. Whisk together, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.
2. Place bread in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold bread slices in a single layer.  Pour egg mixture over break; soak 10 minutes.
3.  Turn slices over, soak until soaked through, about 10 minutes more.
4.  Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.  
5.  Fry bread slices until golden brown. 
6.  Serve warm with syrup and powdered sugar.

Thoughts:  It was good, but still needs some tweaking.

Verdict:  Make again?  Probably.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Keep a Gratitude Journal

This was definitely something I would recommend everyone to do at least once in their lifetime.  Each day for an entire year, I wrote down something that I was grateful for.  Some days were awesome and created a list of things that I was grateful for.  Other days were hard and I really had to search for the good in that particular day.  But what I found out was that even on the hard days, I could find something good.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do Ali Edwards' One Little Word Project

My word for 2013 was GRACE.  I want to live life full of gratitude and dignity, and I think for the most part, I did in 2013.  I so loved doing this project and learned how powerful one word can be.  Even though the year is over, grace is still going to be a huge part of my life.  I can't wait to see where it shows up again in my future!