I made soup for dinner tonight that was so delicious, and I had to write it down lest I forget how to make it and always dream of "the soup I made that one time that I was never able to replicate."
I made carrots for Henny and used a couple of the packs for the soup.
Boil carrots until soft, then blend with chicken broth/stock until baby food texture. Divide into 8 oz. containers.
For the soup:
2 (8) oz. containers of mashed carrots
1 can of unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 yellow or brown onion
salt, pepper, garlic salt, yellow curry powder, red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons butter
Saute the onion in olive oil until it starts to soften. Add the butter. Once butter is melted, add the carrot puree, coconut milk, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic salt, curry, and red pepper to taste.
Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Top with chopped cilantro (and crushed cashews for a Thai twist).
Really easy and delicious, and even the baby loved it!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Here's a couple of pictures snapped during everyday events: doctor's appointment, beach day, nursing, falling asleep in various locations, date night, learning how to climb things, etc.
We're tackling childhood milestones like they're quarterbacks. Babbling has turned into mimicking and near-talking. Crawling has turned into cruising and climbing. Fuzz has turned into hair, and the baby chub is all but gone now that he's so active. The bathroom is a wonderland unlike any other with its toilet paper rolls for unraveling, toilet water for splashing, and cupboards and drawers for raiding. Henny is curious and busy and playful and top-heavy.
And we're enjoying all of it.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I'm not posting much on the blog these days, as I've explained before. I originally started the blog with the intention of it being an online creative outlet for myself. It turned into a social tool and a rather unsuccessful monetary effort. We're heading back to the original purpose for family and myself. Between work, family, maintaining my home, and my marriage, plus all of the actual, real life experiences we're enjoying, I don't have the time or desire to blog everyday, or for the sake of pageviews. When I blog, it's for my own remembrance. I hope that those of my friends and readers who are still interested will stick around as we make the transition to real-life blogging.
Over and out.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Now that the majority of our yearly trips our over, our weekends have freed up. Last weekend, we went to the Scottish Highland Games, a yearly event in Vista that is a hilarious homage to Scottish history and culture. We walked around the different clans' booths, ate some meat pies, and listened to some Scottish rock bands and bagpipes. There was even a shepherding event with sheepdogs. The Frames descend from Scotland, and we looked in the book of families and found our name. We're not a clan of our own because we're peasants and laborers. It was a fun little family outing, and we're planning on going next year!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
We're really excited to see these two get married. They're a good match. She always needed a tall guy. Her five foot eleven fits his six foot five very nicely.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Pardon my absence! Things have gotten busy in our parts. First off, I got a job! Two, in fact. I think I mentioned a while ago that I became a contributor on GOBankingRates.com, but I'm also now contracting for various websites, and the work is so consistent that I've got something every day! I'm busy, like actually busy with non-baby-related things for the first time in a looooong time.
Second, my sister has fallen headlong into wedding planning, and she, her fiance Jesse, and I went out into the oak reservoir by my parents' house to take some practice engagement photos. Some of them turned out good, but mostly, I'm a writer, not a photographer, if you catch my drift. As far as wedding planning goes, they've got two months 'til the big day, so it's a little crazy. But obviously, everyone's very excited and helpful (or trying to be).
Thirdly, burgers, fresh fruits and veggies, and picnics in the park. You can't expect it to be a post on TFL without some mention of food. Henry is quite the little eater, despite his low percentile (he's long and skinny, that one), so I like to have lots of healthy foods on hand for snacks and meals. Get this: he'll eat the beets that I won't eat. That's how not-picky he is.
He's crawling like a racer, and recently mastered stairs, so that might explain both my absence from the blog and my weight loss (also due to reason number three).
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It was totally beautiful, and we were blessed with great weather the whole time (yes, that includes the drizzle). Happy late Father's Day wishes to my amazing guy Conrad, who is the most helpful, loving, involved Dad there ever was, and to my own Dad and father-in-law, who are so fun and great. Thanks for being great examples, guardians, and providers to all the kids out there!