Month: August 2012

sun-dried tomato hummus

Whenever I have people over or when I need to bring a snack to a gathering, I always bring my good ol’ fashioned standby: hummus.  It is so easy, and yet people are always amazed that it is homemade. It is inexpensive to make and without a doubt, it tastes so much better than the stuff we can buy in the store.  As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been loving sun-dried tomato lately and therefore this recipe incorporates these delicious, meaty veggies that are packed with vitamin C. Ingredients 1 can of garbanzo beans (organic preferred), drained 2 tbsp olive oil 2-3 garlic cloves (depending on size) 3 tbsp tahini juice from 1 large lemon 1/2 tsp cumin 1 roasted red pepper (drained if you are using one from a jar) 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes including 1 tbsp of the oil they are packed in salt and pepper to taste Hungarian paprika Put all ingredients into your food processor except the paprika and garbanzo beans.  Pulse until everything is chopped. Then add the garbanzo beans. …

why I love Saturday mornings (in Instagram)

Every saturday, I wake up to a smiling little boy that I get to spend ALL day with.  Our tradition, weather permitting, is to go out and water and weed the garden together.  I tell him what all of the plants are (while pretending he understands me).  Just in the past week or two, he started to reach out to grab the flowers, which is completely adorable. This morning, I had my cell phone with me and decided to take some pictures of the garden via Instagram. I hope you enjoy seeing how our garden grows.

kitty drama

Today has just been full of drama and chaos. First, because we are redoing our living room, it is virtually empty and the living room stuff is in piles in other locations. We also have no sofa to sit on.  It is being delivered tonight. Second, it is smoldering hot. I mean really hot.  Chris had to go stand in the baby pool to cool off.  I may just do the same. The day started with the power going out at my office, which resulted in trying to track down my colleagues to tell them to work at home and notifying the appropriate parties at our parent company.  Then, of course, the networks were down.  I finally just had to let a bunch of items from my to-do list go today.  Insert scene from the movie Office Space where they beat the crap out of some equipment. Then, we had to bring Anderson for his four month checkup…with shots of course. I was so prepared to hear that cry that breaks my heart.  Instead, he didn’t even make a face.  I can’t …