My neighbor, Nicole, showed me how to grow Romaine Lettuce from the scraps of used Romaine! Genius! I cannot wait to put these in our garden and watch them grow.
First, cut the ends off of Romaine lettuce making sure to leave about a 2 1/2 inch stump. Then simply get a bowl and fill with an inch of water. Make sure to change the water every day or so. You will be surprised how fast these grow. After about 2 weeks be sure to plant them in the ground so the dirt just covers where the cut was made.
Did you know I used to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? I had so much fun stamping homemade cards and projects while I was home raising our children. As our children grew, I stopped stamping and went back to school to become a teacher. But my love for crafting hasn’t changed. I still have alot of their papers and other supplies that I use to create homemade cards and packaging like these.
I had two birthdays coming up, one for my son’s girlfriend and another for my son’s friend, Ben. The last package is for my friend, Robyn. I made her a facemask to wear during the coronavirus pandemic.
Breakfast today was super unconventional mainly because my 21-year-old is home from college and he wanted to make copycat Aunt Annies pretzel nuggets together. He ended up sleeping late into the morning and I was hungry so I made the pretzel nuggets without him. After downing about 12 of these (how much is a serving anyway?), I was craving a chocolate smoothie.
Now I am always trying to perfect my smoothies. I’ll add too much of this and not enough of that and sometimes wish I could start over. Well, this time I nailed it! This was the most satisfying smoothie I’ve ever made. It was the perfect consistency and had just the right amount of chocolatey goodness.
4 french vanilla coffee ice cubes made the night before (add 4 plain ice cubes if you don’t want the coffee added)
1/4 cup Fage 2% Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup half and half (I use light cream and almond milk)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp dutch cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Sweetleaf Stevia (more or less to taste)
You will need to freeze a banana and coffee ice cubes the night before. Then combine the half and half and the almond milk with a banana, the coffee ice cubes, yogurt, cocoa and stevia in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!