Time Well Spent

I’m so very sorry to tell you that I do not have the bookclub post completely ready for tonight.

I hate when I don’t get something done that I promised!!  However, I do not regret how I spent my weekend.  Sometimes you just need to spend time with the ones you love and neglect other things… like the blog!  I think God redeems that time twice over when you neglect certain things to spend time with Him and with people you love!

Luvy and I spent our day relaxing.  AND we watched the first Harry Potter movie.  Neither of us had seen any of the Harry Potter movies.  Better 10 years late than never right?!?!

Bookclub tonight was another great night.  Not only do I impart these ladies with biblical wisdom, but I am slowly brainwashing them into Tennessee fans.  🙂

I just love the UK shirt and the TN cup.  Classy.

I think spending time with Luvy today and the extra hang out time that I had with the girls was well worth not getting my blog post up for you all.

However, it will be up tomorrow night, so I hope you all read!!  🙂

Do you all ever neglect housework, e-mails, or anything to spend time with loved ones??  Isn’t it well worth it?!?!


A Day with Luvy and the Peas

I love a day spent just relaxing and hanging out with Luvy!

Our day started out by sleeping in!!  This hardly EVER happens in this house!  Disclaimer:  Sleeping until 8:30 is sleeping in for us!  It felt glorious.

We lounged around a bit then decided to make a Mama Pea reci”pea” for breakfast.  Since receiving her cookbook, I have been drooling all over the pages.  This morning, Luvy picked the Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping.  

Luvy thought they looked so good he ran out to get orange juice and apple sauce.  We go through applesauce like crazy here.

These were sinfully good.  I gorged myself of course.  Mama Pea, how are you not 200lbs???  I certainly would be if you cooked for me all the time!

Luvy had his with eggs and I made a tofu scramble (also in Mama Pea’s book!).

Today we started a new devotion together!!  🙂  More on that later…

The rest of our day consisted of running around.  We went to the local farmer’s market to pick up some local honey for our allergies.  Have any of you tried that??

We also went to Whole Foods, World Market, Taylor Trunk, and Best Buy.  We, of course, had lunch at Whole Foods.

I always get a ton of food, and I always clean my plate!

I got a whisk and zester for 19 cents at World Market!!  If you join their member’s club, they send you a free $10 gift on your birthday month.  🙂  Can’t beat that!

We did have plans to work out at the seminary gym, but we decided to be lazy today.  🙂

Now, I just got Mama Pea’s Double Chocolate Single Chin Brownies out of the oven.  

Be jealous… be very jealous!

How is y’alls weekend going??

A Stuffed Kinda Day

Today’s to-do list was outta control!

  • clean bathrooms
  • vacuum (Thanks to Luvy)
  • dust
  • sweep/mop
  • freeze blueberries
  • clean out fridge
  • organize freezer (open at your own risk!)
  • wash bed linens
  • pick garden
  • call Edfinancial (and sit on hold for 45 minutes!)
  • exercise
  • get a massage
  • walmart

I would say it was a fairly productive day.  However, my massage never happened. 😦  BOO!  I just don’t have time to lay there for an hour.  If I did go, I wouldn’t relax because I would be thinking of the million other things I needed to be doing.

However, I’m happy I get to push Walmart off to another day.  I HATE Walmart.  There are way too many people in there for me!

You may be asking why I had so much on my to-do list today since I technically have all weekend to clean and run errands….  Well, I’m taking Luvy out on a pre-birthday date tomorrow.  His birthday is coming up less than 2 weeks, and we have to pick out his birthday present.  🙂

Also, I have a $10 present from World Market to spend for my birthday, and it has to be used by the 31st!

My day was pretty full, so I needed a yummy and quick meal for Luvy and I tonight.

I have been on a love/hate relationship with Kroger.  They NEVER have any almond milk!!  I had to go an entire week without it!  However, they redeemed themselves with tonight’s dinner.  This week, they have red, orange, and yellow bell peppers on sale for 10 for $10.

I have been wanting to stuff bell peppers for a while now, and tonight was the night.  I have seen stuffed bell peppers for a while in the blog world, and I have been waiting for peppers to go on sale so that I could make these.  They were perfect!

Curried Peanut and Millet Stuffed Peppers

  • 1 cup millet, toasted
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1- 1.5 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts (or cashews)
  • 4 bell peppers cut in half

See this post on how to prepare your millet.

Preheat oven to 400°.

In a large skillet, add a little bit of oil or water and sauté carrot, onion, and garlic until soft.  About 6-8 minutes?

While this cooks, cut your bell peppers in half and deseed them.  Place them into a casserole dish (or square cake pan!) with a little bit of water at the bottom of the pan.  This will keep the peppers from burning.  You want just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.  Salt and pepper your peppers before stuffing.

Once veggies are softened, stir in curry powder and peanuts.  Mix well.  Add in cooked millet and raisins.  Stir well to combine and allow flavors to meld.

Stuff your peppers and place in the oven.  Cook for 30 minutes.

We enjoyed ours with a side salad that Luvy made.  He is a great salad maker!  Quick and easy… just the way we like it!

Of course, we halved this recipe to serve just the 2 of us.  🙂

Now we are off to watch Rookie Blue!!  Our DVR didn’t record it on Thursday, so we had to wait for it to get posted on ABC.

Happy Weekend Y’all!