Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekend at Club Adams's the end of the quarter at work.  In my type of sales, that = SUPER STRESS.  I needed to get away and clear my head before heading into the last week, so my dear Hubby agreed to a weekend at my parent's house, which we loveingly call Club Adams.

It's so nice to be home.  My parents are the greatest people I know, and they love having us there.  Hubby and I got to sleep until *gasp* 9AM two days in a row!  I couldn't tell you the last time that happened.  

We also spent a whole day in the pool.  It was so relaxing and fun...and Jaxson had a blast.

My Daddy bought Jaxson (or him and Jeff...haha!) a remote control boat.  He LOVED it.  He kept saying "mote, mote!" and wanting to drive it all around the pool.

Bandit even enjoyed the day, lounging on the float almost the whole afternoon.

It was the perfect weekend and well worth the 8 hour round trip!

I am so grateful to have such amazing parents and a home base where I can relax, be myself and let the stress just melt away...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Say no to carbs...Cauliflower Bread

I've been on an Atkins kick lately.  I know it's not the most healthy way to lose weight, but it's the easiest thing for me to do since I've been traveling so much.  I'm not doing it 100%, but just very low carb.  I still drink wine - duh!

My new favorite thing is cauliflower bread.  It is SO GOOD and so easy.  And, I'm going to share it with you!

Here's what you need:

1/2 head of cauliflower
Splash of milk
food processor
2 eggs 
2 cups cheese (I like mozzarela)
Seasoning (I use Italian seasonings)
Olive Oil
Cookie Sheet

Preheat oven to 400
Spray cookie sheet with lots of olive oil.  LOTS.  If you don't, these will really really get stuck.
Chop cauliflower into chunks
Put in food processor or chopper and process into rice grain like sizes or smaller (you really can't get it too small in my opinion)  You should end up with about 2 cups.
****Beware - riced cauliflower smells AWFUL.  The first time I made it hubby kept saying from the den, "I've checked Jaxson's diaper like, 4 times and it's fine but he smells like he is dying!"  Poor Jaxson.  It wasn't him, it was the cauliflower.
Beat the eggs like you are making scrambled eggs, and add in a splash of milk
Combine all the ingredients and stir them up well.  You should have a kind of paste.  A very smelly paste.
Make four patties about 1/4 inch thick.  I use two cookie sheets so nothing gets crowded.  You could make these any size you want, but I make 4 of them in case I want to use them for pizza or as a wrap for a sandwich.
Cook for 10-12 minutes, watching carefully towards the end.  They will brown on the edges a lot because of the olive oil, so don't be alarmed.  

I add a little more olive oil, cheese and turkey pepperoni and broil on low for 5 minutes for yummy pizza, I eat them with a little spray butter, use it for bread...the possibilties are endless!  I make a batch of these a couple times a week and store them in a baggie in the fridge.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Summertime Summertime!

Hi Friends!

Summer has started off wonderfully at the Ellis household.  We are enjoying the sweltering Houston weather and spending some great time outside.

We got Jaxson his first pool and he loves it!  I ordered it on Amazon for $50 and it was worth every penny.  We've spent numerous afternoons out there.  I even love it!

Even Daddy loves the pool.

I love just love summer.  Everything about it.  Sunkissed skin, the smell of sunscreen, sitting outside all afternoon...Everything!

Jaxson loves watching the birds on our bird feeder.  Everytime he sees one he says, "say hi?" and runs over to the birds yelling "hug!".  Poor little guy doesn't understand why they fly away and don't want a hug.  He's so sweet.

How is your summer going?  What things do you love about summer?