My Week on Wednesday… December 11





Welcome to My Week on Wednesday… where I take a few minutes to share some of the things I did, and learned throughout the week. And, especially, some of the blogs I visited and articles I read.

The big and exciting news this week: I heard the phrase, “Could I please have more mushrooms…”

From my son. (Remember, he’s nine.)


Now I will admit that my kids are pretty into “real food” and actually quite keen on vegetables. They always ask for more broccoli and they love Brussels Sprouts and sweet potatoes. BUT mushrooms… not so much.

I also have to say that these particular mushrooms were from a recipe by Thank Your Body and stuffed with Parmesan cheese and cream cheese and baked in the oven and were freaking delicious. Hors d’oeuvres? Side dish? Whatever. The point is that the Boy ate mushrooms and liked them! Ha! Giddy!!!

(Plus I’ve been eating leftover cream cheese on my toast, which makes me very happy. )

I feel like I’ve been running around with a chicken with her head cut off… getting Christmas/Yule presents together, forgetting to go to the Market to buy eggs, and not being able to find sprouted flour at my grocery store.

(I’m working on some “real food” versions of my favorite holiday cookies for next week’s post. It’s going to be awesome. Or not. I’ll let you know! 😉 )

Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of WildflowersThis week’s post: Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew. Absolutely delicious!

So… what did I learn this week? Well, I learned that the guy at the liquor store thought it was kind of cool that there was a half-butchered deer in the back of my truck. (Either that, or he was just being polite.) But he was carrying my wine out to my truck, I popped open the back and… there was a deer leg and a pan of scraps for dog food just sitting there.

Okay… Sometimes I forget that I live in the city!

I also read this very cool article from Empowered Sustenance about how to balance your hormones using the moon. Ideally women should ovulate with the Full Moon… and this article has some helpful suggestions as to how to go about making that happen.

And speaking of nighttime… do you have trouble sleeping? Maybe wake up in the middle of the night? According to this article, that is actually perfectly normal! It is only in the past hundred years or so that the idea of an eight-hour sleep has come about.

And on that note… for the past several nights I have been up late helping to cut up deer meat. So, I think I’m going to sit down with a nice glass of wine (yes… ha-ha) and then go to bed.

Have a wonderful week!

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3 Responses to My Week on Wednesday… December 11

  1. Erica Hale says:

    I’m so glad you and your son liked the mushrooms! They’re a favorite here with all but one of my kiddos ;o) Actually, the photos on the site with the person eating the mushrooms were of my own son…we ended up eating stuffed mushrooms for lunch! Love your blog :o)

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      Thank you! 🙂

      Don’t you just love making your kids model for you? “No, you can’t *eat* that! I have to take a picture!!! It’s for my BLOG!” You’ll notice there weren’t any pictures of those mushrooms on *my* table! That’s how good they were!

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