Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Organization Tip, Recipe and Pay It Forward!

Hello, Lovely Friends!

Today, I have a number of things to tell you about...

First of all, this is the first week that I am on my new schedule. Yes, my middle-age brain damage has finally forced me to use an extensive list everyday, so that I don't spend most of my waking hours wandering around the house trying to figure out what to do first.

As you can see, this list is very detailed and tells me to do just about everything but "breathe" and "swallow". Hey, it works for me and I must say that yesterday, my first day on this list, was one of the best days that I have ever had - very peaceful and productive.

If any of you are dealing with your own brain damage and would like a pdf of this list, if it would a help to you, you are welcome to e-mail me at: appleseedacademy@yahoo.com and I will send you off a copy that you can tweak for your own needs.


Whole Grain Waffles

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth.
  2. Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown. (from allrecipes.com)
NOTE: I used regular whole wheat flour and I substituted the flax, and wheat germ for 1/2 more of the flour. Turned out light and yummy!

And the finished product looks like...

You must try these!

See my brand new waffle iron...
Bought it for $5 at a local thrift shop. I'd been wanting one of these...The Lord is great!
Lastly, my friend, Beth, over at Aunties with Advice, is passing on a "Pay It Forward". The rules are like this...
"Be one of the first three bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which entitles you to a handmade gift:-)

Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

The gift you send can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

When you receive your gift, feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love♥♥♥

If you are not one of the Top Three to comment on this post, you can still play along. Please start your own 'Pay It Forward chain', and encourage your blogging friends to do the same."

So, ladies, the first three of you to leave me a comment will win a handmade gift.

God bless you all and have a nice day!!


Anonymous said...

:-) Great organizational tips! I will have to email you!

Have a wonderful day Elizabeth!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

The waffle recipe looks great and like something I can have. Hooray.

I'm a big list maker too. It really helps, doesn't it?

You're very generous, but I'm going to ask you not to count this comment for the "pay it forward" challenge. I'm feeling so overwhelmed with work that I can't promise to make something handmade to pass forward--even if I do have a long period to do it. I know that's grinchy, but I wanted to be honest instead of just ignoring your post.