Wild Kiddos & Mason Jar Meals…
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(My Zoo Animal named Ayden trying to have a pillow fight! 😀 )
My low this week is my house full of zoo animals (otherwise known as Nicholas, Ayden and Piper) and their constant bickering and just lovin’ to annoy each other. 😉 Although I absolutely love the summer since it allows my kids to sleep in, spend time with their friends, and just enjoy being kids, I also struggle with the sibling arguments over silly things and the lack of any “me” time (I know all you moms/dads out there understand the importance of “me” time even if it is just for 5 minutes!). Do any of you have any tips on how to handle constant bickering amongst siblings?!
My high this week has been enjoying my time in the kitchen (and keep in mind that I regularly go through highs and lows when it comes to anything related to kitchen activities so I am very happy about the fact that I am currently enjoying myself). I have been trying out various recipes and just experimenting. I’m really lovin’ the mason jar meals I’ve been concocting – fun to eat and easy to take with you if you’re in a time crunch. Google mason jar meals if you have no clue what I’m talking about. I made mason jar chicken and quinoa salads and yogurt with granola, fruit, and honey parfait jars! So good!
Also, since my hubby is doing the gluten-free thing (I am most of the time as well), I’ve had fun trying out various gluten-free flours and trying to concoct muffins and cookies that actually taste like muffins and cookies! Yesterday I cheated just a bit… a friend brought me a yummy gift since she knows we are mainly eating gluten free – Pamela’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free Ultra Chocolate Brownie Mix. I made a batch last night and to be quite honest, they are gone. Yep… all 5 of us (everyone in the fam!) scarfed these down. You can’t even tell they are gluten-free AND they actually taste better than really any other brownie mix I’ve tried! Now if I could figure out how to make these from scratch. Help please. 🙂
[h2s_box]Every Wednesday, I share my high(s) and low(s) for the past week and I encourage you to do the same in the comment section below. My high(s) will simply be the best or most exciting thing that happened to me over the last week or so and my low(s) will be something not so great that took place. [/h2s_box]