There is snow on the ground today. I am not pleased. I do love snow; I really do. But by March, I’m done. Done! And so, in a futile attempt to ignore the weather, I bring you my Weekly Favorites. Sorting back through things today made me smile, which is more than the weather did.
Recipes That Made My Mouth Water:
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Ginger by Sarah at Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Sarah keeps rocking my socks with awesome recipes. We love sweet potatoes as a side in different ways, and so I think we’re going to do this one soon.
- Easy Peanut Butter Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe by Stephanie O’Dea at A Year of Slow Cooking. Uh, yum. Hat tip to Sasha at The Rambling Stroller.
- Country Fried Steak by Heather at Home Ec 101 and Chicken Fried Steak by Ree at The Pioneer Woman. I don’t know which we’re going with, but it’s one of them. And stat.
- Green Eggs and Ham and Potato and Spinach Fritattas Are TOTALLY the Same Thing at Burgh Baby. It may be a little late to pull this off for a tribute to Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but there’s no reason we can’t eat this … tomorrow.
- Eggless Pineapple Cream Cake by Anushruti at Divinetaste. I’m not sure that this is within my cake skill level, but I totally want to make it for Easter.
Fire/EMS Blog Posts That I Particularly Enjoyed or Think You Should Read:
- Firefighter Thrilled Video: The Longer Version. LOL. Let’s just say that FireDad’s station probably won’t ever bust out with anything like this. I can vouch that FireDad has no rhythm. None.
Photo Blog Posts that Inspired Me:
- We Had Snow by Barbara at Among the Saguaros. Okay, I started out this post whining about snow, but these photos just made my jaw drop. If you’ve never seen snow in the desert or on cactii, you have to read/look at this post. Awe inspiring.
- My Camera, I Miss It by Yvonne at Joy, Unexpected. The pictures are lovely, but I share this with you to go tell Yvonne to take more pictures, computer woes be damned. Because she’s awesome and I want to see more lovely pictures.
My Absolute Favorites This Week:
- The Best Part of Wakin’ Up by Calliope at Creating Motherhood. I laughed. But only because the piece is such a real part of motherhood. Good stuff.
- It’s Your Blog, And You Can Post How You Want To by Crissy at Dear Crissy. True! I’m tired of the “you’re not a good blogger if you do this or don’t do this or blah blah blah.” Which totally plays into Carly’s post, Cowardly, Lazy or Just Getting Old? She is questioning how she censors herself and the reasons behind it and seeking courage to say what she really wants to. So read Crissy’s post, then go tell Carly she can blog how she wants to. This is a double post entry because they fit together so well.
- Everything Happens for a Reason… sort of by Kim at Arizona Writer. I also hate that placating cliche. But I believe that Kim wrote this post for a reason. It resonated with me. And it will probably resonate with you. So read it.
- She Would Have Missed This by Burgh Baby. Why yes, I have Burgh Baby twice on my list in one week. Read this post and you’ll completely understand why.
- Stuck Between Hip and Hip Fracture by Christina at A Mommy Story. While shopping, Christina was told to go to a different section. No, really. Sigh.
- Unabashed by Ivory at The Trivial Pursuit of Happiness. In a post that I think many people who have been labeled as a mommy blogger — willingly or otherwise — can understand on many different levels, Ivory lets us know that she is part of the Listen To Your Mother Spokane cast. I kind of want to fly out and see her. Like, badly. If you are not reading this amazing woman, you should be.
Just One Photo from This Week:
These brought joy this week.
Sorry this post is so late today. I was working on it this morning before the soccer game. LittleBrother didn’t get to play and stayed home because he was sick. After the game, he was having difficulty breathing and ended up in the ER. He is fine now after some steroids and is home sleeping. It will likely be a long night and a long couple of days. Keep us in your thoughts… especially my little Booey.