Welcome to this week’s edition of My Week on Wednesday… where I take a few minutes to share some of the things I did, and learned throughout the week. And some of the blogs I visited and articles I read.
First bit of exciting news… My Facebook page has reached 260 followers!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who has “liked” it or shared it with your friends! If you haven’t “liked” it yet, I would love it if you would stop over and say, “hi!”
And the second bit of exciting news is…
To have actually, successfully crocheted a hat is kind of a Big Deal for me. I have never before, in my whole life, crocheted anything that wasn’t a rectangle. This means that the people that I love can wrap long, skinny rectangles around their necks, or snuggle under large rectangles, or wrap up their babies in smaller rectangles… but everyone’s fingers, toes, and heads are all terribly cold.
I can’t count. And if you’ve been following this blog at all, I’m sure you already know that I don’t follow directions.
So following a pattern to make socks, or mittens, or — can you even imagine? — a sweater… not gonna happen.
However, this hat is basically a misshapen rectangle, and I found this tutorial. I’m not saying that I exactly followed the tutorial… and the hat is, I think, harboring at least a dozen errors. Plus it somehow became huge. But the Boy saw it, LOVED it, and promptly stole it. 🙂
Really, he thinks it is about the coolest thing in the world, so I am very happy!
I read a really fabulous post by Richly Rooted: 20 First Steps to a Real Food Diet. Sometimes people see Real Food as this huge and frightening mountain that they need to climb in order to eat better. But this is a wonderful list of easy, baby steps you can do now. Pick one and start working on it today. Then next week–or next month, even–pick another. Easy-peasy! 🙂
Richly Rooted has links to two great articles about raw milk in her post, but if you want to know even more about raw milk, check out 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Raw Milk from Suzy Homemaker.
The recipe I want to try this week is Healthy Chicken a la King from Grassfed Mama. In fact I was going to try it tonight… but I forgot to start soaking the flour for the biscuits last night. And (in my opinion) you simply cannot have Chicken a la King without biscuits. My biscuit recipe comes straight out of Nourishing Traditions, a book I strongly urge you to put on your bookshelf if you are even slightly interested in Real Food!
And one thing I did try was this Split Pea Soup, also from Richly Rooted. Delicious! We’re talking about a hug in a bowl here!
Okay, so maybe I am all into straight-up comfort food this week (it’s 14 degrees outside, okay! I’ll take my comfort wherever I can get it!) and The Nourished Life has collected 29 Yummy (and Healthy!) Pancake Recipes, which I think is pretty darn exciting. And lest you think I have given up on fruits and vegetables completely (I haven’t!) check out Urban Naturale’s Cranberry Super Smoothies. Outside of cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving dinner, have you ever made anything with real cranberries? I haven’t, and it seems like a tragic oversight!
This week I also finally finished my post To the uneducated and “A” is just three sticks… or How to Raise a Clever Reader. And, yes, that is a Winnie-the-Pooh reference. I believe that every day should have at least one, don’t you?
And the article I revived for last week Like “Insulin for Diabetes” … Or Not? has become quite popular. It’s a disturbing topic, but one that really needs to be addressed. Plus the article now comes with a pretty picture (and a quote from Susanna Kaysen, who wrote the book upon which the movie adaptation of Girl, Interrupted was based.)
Finally, the weather might have returned to cold and crappy… but this weekend was lovely. So we went for a walk in The Middle of Nowhere and built a snowman! 🙂
Thank you for joining me for My Week on Wednesday! What did you do this week? I’d love to hear!
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