March 29, 2013

Vegan (and gluten-free) day

We had homemade granola with almond milk for brekkie.  For lunch, we made taco salad using:
  • organic baby greens
  • black beans
  • cumin
  • diced tomatoes
  • corn
  • guacamole or chopped avocado
  • Kraft catalina or creamy Italian dressing (both are vegan)
  • corn chips to top
That is definitely one of our favorite meals.  The girls ask for taco salad often.  For dinner, we had hash browns and lentil soup.  Vegan and gluten-free!
Friends from our homeschool group gave us these small books to help us journey through Great Lent.  Each day after we say morning prayers and read the Bible together, Hannah & Olivia get their books out to check off what they've done.  The best thing that has come from this is their desire to be a part of alms giving.  Our church is having a canned food drive, and so the girls each picked out some of their favorite items (raspberry jam and tuna fish) to place in the bin.  We volunteered at Matthew 25 several times recently.  They also started making simple fleece tie blankets, as a Sunday school project to donate.  And, Hannah has started to crochet a hat for Calvin's Hats.

Olivia spotted a butterfly yesterday in the backyard.  I got my camera and it was still in the area!
I've been drawing.  Make more cards to add to my etsy shop. Matroshka girls knitting, with a basket of carrots and an egg from the chicken...

One of my favorite authors, Alexander McCall Smith, will be in town next week.  I ♥ his series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, which take place in Botswana.  I also really, really liked his book La's Orchestra Saves the World.  And his children's book The Great Cake Mystery is another excellent one.  I think we will bake a cake with jam, like there was in the book, to take when we meet him. 


elizabeth said...

Nice! I should do tacos like that sometime... :) Looks like some wonderful projects are happening! enjoy the author visit! :)

Anna said...

Oooh! Mr McCall-Smith is one of my favourite authors too. I've enjoyed the ones you mention immensely, but my favourite series so far is 44 Scotland Street. I have yet to read the Isabel Dalhousie, Igelfeld or Corduroy Mansions ones - so much delight still to discover. I look forward to reading about your encounter!

GretchenJoanna said...

I got to hear him in our town a few years ago - he was the *best* speaker -- so enjoyable!!