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i promise have not run away…..i’ve been SICK

tissueboxclipartalright, i know….the pain has been almost unbearable and i’m sorry – i miss you too. i have not run away; i’ve been super sick. it sucks, i do realize this. especially when i have been coughing my frenzied brain off for two weeks now while taking care of a house full of hungry children, a tall husband and two dogs!! i am however on the mend of healthy so i wanted to tell you all that i have my little red book ready with tons of cough syrup induced blog post ideas that i cannot wait to share with you all. happy wednesday everyone!

-heather

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did someone say delicious? i’ll raise your delicious and add a little cabbage to that

cabage recipe pinterestandblog copyThe BEST cabbage recipe on the planet……

this is my first recipe submission into the blog world and i am so super excited to be able to share it with you. back story? i know you like the back story, so i’ll give you a little insight. i’m 31 years old and i have never eaten or made cooked cabbage. i said it. i know….i should be ashamed of myself and i was until two weeks ago. there i was sitting at home with the children, doing the mom thing and PING goes the light bulb over my head, “i’ve never had cooked cabbage before, ever”. this was in fact WILD to me! see, i LOVE LOVE LOVE food. i love to look at it. i love to cook it. i love to eat it. i love to read about food. i just love food over and over again. so when this epiphany came to me, i was blown away just like you probably are right now. i mean, me of all people not had cooked cabbage. that fact obviously did not stick because i have come up with the best cabbage recipe on the planet.

you say you don’t like cooked cabbage? well, i promise not to give you the green eggs and ham  speech, however…..if my children have fifth helpings of it, then i must be doing something pretty darn delicious in my kitchen, okay. all i ask is that you squawk and gawk at my lovely recipe pictures i actually took time to click. and the steps in which i have come up with to share this yummy in your tummy cooked cabbage recipe.

what you will need recipe cabbage

 

 

 

  • fresh parsley
  • fresh head of cabbage
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • one bouillon cube
  • 3 cups of water
  • dash of salt & dash of pepper
  • a big pot & lid – cabbage
  • a small pot & lid – broth
  • stove (i had to add the stove in there…ocd and all)

alright, so we have our list of needed items to make the best cooked cabbage on the planet. let’s get started.

cabbage recipe parsley

 

 

 

 

 

step 1:

pick a couple handfuls of parsley bunches and set aside.

take the 1/2 cup of butter and melt it in your pot on medium high heat

cabbage recipe boiling water

 

 

 

 

 

step 2:

pour the 3 cups of water into the small pot and turn on high heat

*you can add a few pulls of parsley if you’d like, i did

cabbage recipe cabbage and parsley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

step 3:

cut the fresh cabbage head into 6-8 sections.

place the cut cabbage sections into the big pot with the melted butter

then add the pulled parsley you had set aside in step 1

cabbage recipe boullion cube

 

 

 

 

 

step 4:

place your bouillon cube into the small pot of boiling water and stir occasionally until dissolved

meanwhile, sit/mix up the cabbage and parsley in the big pot with the melted butter. keep the heat on medium low to medium high

*make sure to keep the lid on the big pot of cabbage while it cooks

cabbage recipe bouillon water

 

 

 

 

 

step 5:

your bouillon cube should have be dissolved

pour the broth from from the small pot over the cabbage and mix together

cabbage recipe steam it

 

 

 

 

 

step 6:

replace the lid to the cabbage pot and put the heat on simmer

the cabbage should simmer for about 30 minutes and then it’s show time

cabbage recipe eat it

 

 

 

* just add a little salt and pepper to taste and there you have it…..delicious cooked cabbage

-heather

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let’s be pinning buddies

i can’t hide behind the big red p anymore. i must confess. i know we have only know each other for a very short time and i wanted to come clean before either one of us took a another step forward. i’m a pinterest pinner. wow. that wasn’t as hard to say as i thought it would be. please do not judge me for my honesty. instead let’s embrace it and be pinning buddies. it would mean the world to me. don’t worry. we can remain anonymous to one another. i need more interesting influence in my life and pinterest is my passion. and let me say also that if you  have yet to pin on the pinterest….you are in for the treat of your life!

– heather

wife vs. husband : the breakfast plate

okay, so we had breakfast for dinner last night. it was quite delicious and yes i managed to clean my plate! i am in desperate need of a new skillet so in turn my pancakes wound up looking like word blurbs, which worked out quite well for this wife vs. husband post and the kids went coocoo for them too (which is a plus in the mom department) so, i made my plate cute and fun and then i set out a plate for my husband to make and as you can see this is what he came up with. some of the kids of course, did a little copycat of daddy which i thought was quite funny! but yes wife vs. husband breakfast plate…..gotta love it!

the little red book ...

okay, so my life is extremely busy and my brain is ten times busier coming up with ideas “AWARD WINNING MONEY MAKING IDEAS” all the time, which happen to pretty much drift away into never never land due to cooking, cleaning, working, story telling, dog walking, swing pushing, and of course running around like a hamster after drinking a double shot Espresso Con Panna.

so……!!!!!! i’m excited to share with you the little red book! this little red book is the key to adding a sense of control back into my big frenzied brain. i figure this will be a fun way to keep my ideas and thoughts in tact so I can reminisce and recollect my thoughts at any time i wish.

you could try it too:

1.) just find a tiny journal
(mine has blank pages so I can draw in it too)

2.) write down any interesting thoughts.
for example: invention ideas, poetry, slogans, song lyrics,
tattoo designs, logo designs, new recipes, book ideas,
word definitions, places you’d like to travel to, goals,
baby names, new songs you really like, foreign lang.,
good deeds you’ve done, funny jokes, websites you just
just can’t live without, most memorable dates with your
special someone, and the list goes on and on.

*i’m clicking my heels with excitement over my little red book*

-heather

(photo by fastforwardphotography.com l Heather Baxter)