Real Food update:
Sourdough take number 1, worked! That is until I stirred it with a fork. Then it died. Darn it, I forgot you are not supposed to use metal. Sourdough take number 2....fail. So today I will be starting take number 3. Third times a charm, right? LOL...I hope so!
I have made 2 batches of homemade yogurt. The first turned out okay (it was a little thin & clumpy). The second time, I heated the milk to 180 instead of 160 the time before. The second batch turned out much better and less clumpy, more smooth. So I will stick with the higher temp from now on. I have had some of this homemade yogurt every day for the past 4 days...and my tummy is smiling.
For dinner we have had, Pot Roast with biscuits (didn't work so well with the GF flour...will try the sprouted wheat flour next time). Tacos with beef/beans/lime rice/lettuce/tomatoes/cilantro/sauteed peppers & onions/salsa. Potato/Broccoli/Cheddar soup (Yum). Lunch is usually left overs or a sandwich on sprouted bread. Breakfast is some combination of eggs/bacon/toast/yogurt/granola/soaked oatmeal or cream of rice cereal. For dessert I made some homemade brownies on Monday night with the sprouted wheat flour. They were divine.
I'm mostly using coconut oil for cooking and sauteing. The only time I really use anything different is for eggs, which I like with olive oil. If I have bacon fat, I will use that in savory dishes. But so far I have been happy with the flavor of the coconut oil.
The week is busy as we are winding down to vacation next week.
Georgia goes to Hawaii in a couple weeks with her Young Marine Group for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Service.
Levi has just over a month left of his home therapy program. He has been in this program since he was 18 months old. It has been a very long time. The hours each week have slowly gone down each year...and it will be finishing around his 9th birthday. I will have consultations with the therapy company, but we will otherwise be on our own from now on. It is one of those bitter-sweet things. The therapists are great, the help is wonderful...but it will free up some time for us. It also means however, that I'm left with the burden of making sure that we keep up on teaching play and self help skills.
Have a great week. I'll post some pictures next time from our Arizona trip. We had a lot of fun!
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