So here we are in the third week of January…already! In some ways January always goes slowly for me. Even though the days are getting longer, to me, January seems like a dark and dreary month. Having cold, rainy, cloudy days lately hasn’t helped! It doesn’t matter if the temperatures have been reaching for 70…if it is rainy, it is dreary and depressing!
But in spite of the weather, I’ve had happy family moments. This happened the other day! I love how these pictures turned out! Can’t wait to make some prints.
On Friday (another dreary, rainy day), the hubby walked in the door with these! Day was made!
Ben had to leave yesterday for AF training, and he won’t be back until the end of May…saddness! However, he tends to make the best of things, and the other day he had fun with Little Miss Mia.
I made this basket out of old t-shirts about 2 years ago. Mia uses it for some of her toys and books. Ben decided it would be a great pack for carrying Mia! She was thrilled! Yesterday afternoon when she and her parents arrived for Sunday dinner, Mia walked in the front door and announced, “Hello, Nemmie! I’m home!” I tell ya, my heart just melted!
Yesterday afternoon I got to FaceTime with the Little Man! He is so adorable! I can’t believe that he will be 6 months old soon! I didn’t take a picture of him while we were FaceTiming because I am not skilled at doing that. (Last time I tried it, I cut off the person I was FT with!) However, Barbi shared this picture of him a week or so ago. He is getting chunky!
For dinner tonight I realized that I needed to use some cauliflower that I had in the fridge. I searched through some of my THM recipes and decided to create my own version of tater tots. If you follow THM or other low-carb eating styles, you already know that cauliflower can be used in place of potatoes. These made a great side dish for salmon and a green salad!
- 1/2 large head of cauliflower
- 1-2 eggs
- 2-1/2 tbsp. almond flour (add more if mixture is too wet)
- 3/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or to taste)
- 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and place in sauce pan with a small amount of water. Bring to a boil and gently cook until fork-tender. Drain the cauliflower, and then squeeze it to remove excess water. **Take the time to do this! You want to get rid of as much moisture as possible! I actually got an extra cup of water from mine after I had drained it! Use cheese cloth or a strainer…whichever works for you.
Chop the cauliflower into tiny pieces. You can mash it or put it into a food processor and gently grind it. DO NOT over-process!
Put the cauliflower into a mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients. Season to taste, adding more spices if needed.
Using an ice cream scoop, shape the mixture into balls. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet and fry balls until golden brown.
This makes about 10 “tater” tots