Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day 8- Is That...SUNSHINE??

Whoo-hoo! The sun came out today! It was warm! I set the plumeria outside and the red branch opened two new leaves! Whoo-hoo!

Munchkin and I spent the morning cleaning up the house (and dancing to the radio) since the place was getting a little grungy, plus Hubby was coming home. Its always fun seeing how excited Munchkin gets when he comes back from his trips.

Today is our 3rd anniversary and while we didn't have anything exciting planned (what with Hubby being on an airplane for most of the day) I did whip up a pretty tasty supper of grilled pork with applesauce, a big green salad, green beans and bacon, and carrots. I messed up the applesauce (in my opinion) but everyone said it tasted great-Munchkin even asked for seconds.

We were invited to a surprise birthday party next week and I am a little hesitant to go. Its being held at a Thai restaurant and I LOVE Thai food but I'm really not sure if I could pass up some of my favorite dishes (none of which are paleo/primal-safe let alone Whole30 approved). It will also be later in the evening and I'm not sure if Munchkin can handle such a late night. I really don't want to be that parent with the screaming exhausted kiddo trying to keep up the smiles, know what I mean? So...debating.

I talked with the U-Pick farm today and it looks like cherries and peaches will be ripe soon, maybe this weekend if we have several hot, sunny days. I can't wait for fresh veggies and fruits to be ready for the picking.

Quick Paleo Applesauce

4 sweet apples (I used Fuji)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon red chili pepper
1/4 cup water
1/2 banana for added sweetness (everyone liked this addition but I felt it made the applesauce taste rather banana-y.)

1. Peel, core, and slice apples.

2. Place in large pot with spices and water. Cook at medium heat, stirring frequently until mix cooks down to desired consistency (this depends on taste: less time for a "wet", soupy applesauce, more for a "dry" sauce), approximately 20 minutes. Halfway through taste and add more spices if needed.

3. Mash with potato masher till apples have reached desired smoothness (I like some whole apple pieces still in the mix.)

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