“Hello my name is Kimberlee, and I have Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.” The shock factor on people’s faces when I say this is priceless.
A recent conversation with some blogger friends of mine had me thinking about my life with Cerebral Palsy. There were some comments made about how I live my life and how they didn’t know people with Cerebral Palsy could live a productive life. None of these comments were rude, they just gave me a chance to tell them that life with Cerebral Palsy can be fulfilling. Continue reading
How often do you use a recipe when you cook? Me, not that often; if I’m baking then all the time. But, yesterday after cooking Sunday dinner with my mother, taking a picture and posting it, I realized we didn’t use a recipe.
Sunday Dinner: BBQ Pig Feet, Baked Beans and Potato Salad
People ask me all the time about recipes for the items that I cook throughout the week. Most of the time my response is “I don’t have one.” Usually, I don’t. I just cook sometimes I experiment with spices and other times I know what the ingredients are, I just don’t know the measurements.
Growing up in the kitchen with my family, I watched my mother, aunts, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents just add stuff to the pot. As I got older I started to ask about the measurements and how much is too much to put in certain dishes. The unanimous response for family ” I don’t know, I just pour and stop when it looks like it’s enough.” That right there is trial and error. I’ve learned a lot from the people in my family and have chosen to educate those that come after me. My challenge is to take one recipe at a time and write down the measurements so my younger relatives and children (when they come) can have them.
So often we learn things just by doing them. When it comes to show others we have to figure out a way to do because there are no accurate directions. No recipe? No problem. But what do you do when a family member or friend wants a recipe of a dish that you make? I have had to make the dish again, recording the measurements just so I can give it to them or I end up making the dish then telling them to come pick it up. But due to my schedule lately, I don’t always have that option.
Here’s to me recording all of my recipes that don’t have measurements to them!
Tastefully Simple is offering another deal today. This time it’s the Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Drizzle it over fruit, mixed greens and feta cheese. Works well with grilled meats too.
For today only it’s $6.00 off. So be sure to grab it before it’s all gone.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! For some reason I’m craving tacos today, well not just me but Pumpkin too. I figured I would share this recipe with you today. Do you enjoy tacos? What are some of your favorite toppings?
In between Christmas breakfast and dinner we have this snack session going on at my grandparents house. We are a family that eats while cooking, we can’t help it, it’s hereditary. Taco salad is one of those quick items we throw together to munch on. The meat we choose is always different and really depends what’s left from breakfast. Sometimes it’s ground pork, shredded pork, chicken, fish, whatever. Today I’ll share our ground pork selection.
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1/2 cup Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa
1/2 cup Shredded cheese
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1lb ground pork
1 packet taco seasoning
Brown the ground pork, and drain. On medium heat add in taco seasoning (follow directions on packet). Once it simmers, remove from heat.
Arrange Doritos on plate. Place lettuce on top.
Sprinkle on pork.
Then add cheese and salsa.
Add sour cream and serve.
Sometimes I switch up my ingredients:
- Pork (chorizo, works well too)
- Fish (sway or cod)
- corn salsa
- cole slaw
- monterrey jack cheese
- mango salsa
- sour cream
My ingredients for tacos depends on how I’m feeling or what I have a taste for. Add some family and friends and make tonight a Taco Night!!