Saturday, August 13, 2011


It's 8:00 a.m. and I have a turkey that's been in the oven for an hour already, breakfast and devotions done, kids still asleep, and I get to blog! This morning, with the help of a friend, I will be frosting approximately 120 cupcakes.  Our pastor is celebrating 5 years at our church (though we've only attended 1, and I was asked to make the cupcakes) . I thought it would be a fun way to serve and help. I hope it goes well!

The last few days have been good and fun. They ended up not combining Thursday, but they did on Friday and I believe they will today because we were spared from rain! We are very thankful, even though selfishly it would have been so fun to have Peter home. However, the flu is going around and Emily now has it.  Doesn't this usually happen on the weekends?!  Bummer. I hope (and praying) we don't get it.  I have been doing lots of cooking and baking lately, including the cupcakes.. and it has been fun. I've even caught up on dishes AND clothes! AND, I dusted our room yesterday! I have been trying not to be so lazy and get certain things done that really need to get done, like putting away clothes, the dusting, and trying to do more 'extra' things other than daily things. I need to clean out closets and do things like that, soon.  Tuesday night my sister took the girls out to eat and to the park, so peter and I enjoyed a steak supper at home, a bike ride, then I went on the elliptical for 10 minutes and got bored, so I cleaned all the toys upstairs and put them in bins. It felt soo good! It is nice to feel accomplishment once in a while.

Here's the link to the zucchini/carrot cake I made yesterday.  I used, though, 1 cup garbanzo flour, 1/4 cup of ground flax, 3/4 cup white sweet rice flour, 1/4 potato starch. I also added about half-1 cup extra of coconut milk. Since I froze my zucchini, I made sure to pad it down and make sure it wasn't water-packed (too much) because I've had trouble with the flour amounts vs. liquids lately. I baked it in a long bread pan for about 35-40 minutes.  It was fabulous.

Here's the recipe for the GF coconut shrimp  and the green bean  recipe.  Well, I best get started -- later!


  1. Yum! Definitely going to have to give this one a try!

  2. The shrimp dish was pretty good, though I didn't taste much of a distinct coconut flavoring to the rice. And I also had to thicken it up with some cornstarch. The green beans... if i had to do it over, I would boil the green beans for a little bit first instead of let them simmer in the same pot as the onions. The onions got soggy. But it is a sweet dish and better cold... I loved it.