Apple Strawberry Strudel—looks delicious

Apple Strawberry Strudel—looks delicious

Today is my daughter’s birthday.  Boy does time fly.  It sure doesn’t seem like that many years ago that she was born.  Now she has 4 kids, the oldest one is almost 15.  I told her this morning she was getting old. 

Spring is in North Idaho.  Yesterday it was gorgeous, high of 62 and today, IT”S SNOWING!!!  Only in North Idaho.  Everyone in the United States is enjoying warm weather EXCEPT the Northwest.  Last month we had record rainfall.   Our basement flooded and it’s been a mess to clean-up.  All of the stuff was my Mother-in-laws.  And she has lots of it and doesn’t want to part with any of it. 

That leads me to think, how valuable is our stuff?  How much emphasis should we put on STUFF?  My MIL values her stuff more than anything.  She’s 79 years old and has things her kids gave her when they were in grade school and refuses to part with them.  That was over 50 years ago.  Take a picture and get rid of it.  I think it all stems from the fact that she was a single mother and didn’t have much raising her kids.  She worked hard for everything she has.  She also went thru the depression.  Things just seem to mean everything to her.  You should see her apartment.  There are little stuffed animals everywhere and she doesn’t like the great grandkids playing with them.  She has dolls everywhere too.  She wants to put a doll room in the basement.  I told her Saturday as we were going thru soaked boxes that it wasn’t going to happen.   Now that I’ve vented, let’s move on.

Last night for dinner I made homemade tortillas.  They were very good. 

WHOLE GRAIN TORTILLAS

1 c. sprouted whole wheat flour

1/8 tsp. salt

2 tsp. chia seeds

2 tsp. ground flax seeds

1/2 c. water

Mix dry ingredients, and add the seeds.  Add water to make a dough.  You don’t want it too sticky or it won’t roll out. Divide the dough into 3 oz. balls.  Roll out.  Cook in dry skillet until lightly brown.  This recipe made 3 8″ tortillas. 

My other recipe called for baking powder, but I liked them this time without it.  I filled them with homemade refried beans.

I think the worst part of fixing dinner is trying to decide what to have.  Usually when I ask my husband what he wants I get, “I don’t care”, or “it doesn’t matter”.  Boy, he’s lots of help.  The problem is he’s so easy to please it really doesn’t matter to him.  But, last night I asked him what he wanted and he told me he wanted tomato sandwiches.  Works for me!!!!  What could be easier.  Of course, we have to use store bought tomatoes and there is no comparison to homegrown tomatoes.  You work with what you have, what can I say. 

Have a good day.  Do something kind to someone.

Today is my dau…

Today is my daughter’s birthday.  Boy does time fly.  It sure doesn’t seem like that many years ago that she was born.  Now she has 4 kids, the oldest one is almost 15.  I told her this morning she was getting old. 

Spring is in North Idaho.  Yesterday it was gorgeous, high of 62 and today, IT”S SNOWING!!!  Only in North Idaho.  Everyone in the United States is enjoying warm weather EXCEPT the Northwest.  Last month we had record rainfall.   Our basement flooded and it’s been a mess to clean-up.  All of the stuff was my Mother-in-laws.  And she has lots of it and doesn’t want to part with any of it. 

That leads me to think, how valuable is our stuff?  How much emphasis should we put on STUFF?  My MIL values her stuff more than anything.  She’s 79 years old and has things her kids gave her when they were in grade school and refuses to part with them.  That was over 50 years ago.  Take a picture and get rid of it.  I think it all stems from the fact that she was a single mother and didn’t have much raising her kids.  She worked hard for everything she has.  She also went thru the depression.  Things just seem to mean everything to her.  You should see her apartment.  There are little stuffed animals everywhere and she doesn’t like the great grandkids playing with them.  She has dolls everywhere too.  She wants to put a doll room in the basement.  I told her Saturday as we were going thru soaked boxes that it wasn’t going to happen.   Now that I’ve vented, let’s move on.

Last night for dinner I made homemade tortillas.  They were very good. 

WHOLE GRAIN TORTILLAS

1 c. sprouted whole wheat flour

1/8 tsp. salt

2 tsp. chia seeds

2 tsp. ground flax seeds

1/2 c. water

Mix dry ingredients, and add the seeds.  Add water to make a dough.  You don’t want it too sticky or it won’t roll out. Divide the dough into 3 oz. balls.  Roll out.  Cook in dry skillet until lightly brown.  This recipe made 3 8″ tortillas. 

My other recipe called for baking powder, but I liked them this time without it.  I filled them with homemade refried beans.

I think the worst part of fixing dinner is trying to decide what to have.  Usually when I ask my husband what he wants I get, “I don’t care”, or “it doesn’t matter”.  Boy, he’s lots of help.  The problem is he’s so easy to please it really doesn’t matter to him.  But, last night I asked him what he wanted and he told me he wanted tomato sandwiches.  Works for me!!!!  What could be easier.  Of course, we have to use store bought tomatoes and there is no comparison to homegrown tomatoes.  You work with what you have, what can I say. 

Have a good day.  Do something kind to someone.

Hello world!

I guess you might say that  this is the first day of the rest of my life.  I’m new to the blogging world and decided to do this to share some of my many years of experience with others.  I’ve called this blog Grandma’s This and That, because that’s exactly what it will be, a little of This and a little of That!!!!  Bear with me as I learn how to do this blog thing. 

They say you can teach an old dog new tricks, so, I guess we’ll see.  I can’t live without a computer, but I have been able to live without a cell phone.  That’s right, I do not have a cell phone.  When my kids can’t get in touch with me, I tell them to call me at 1-800-GET-ACELL!!!!  When I leave home, I don’t need anyone calling me.  If it’s important, leave a message on my LAND LINE  and I’ll get back to ya!!

I’m into things like healthy eating, gardening, herbs and my husband is a beekeeper.  So, there will be a little of this and a little of that on this blog. 

This afternoon I saw an interesting website that had a recipe for making your own shampoo and that really interested me.  The site is http://methowvalleyherbs.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-your-own-herbal-shampoo-mountain.html .  Check it out, I think it’s something worth trying.

 

This entry was posted on April 2, 2012. 1 Comment