We all know it is hard sometimes to save money, but when I ran across this idea, I had to share it. It is a 52 Week Money Challenge and since 2014, a new year is quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to start this!
Here’s how it works: Week one, you put $1 away. Your account balance is now $1.
I have been MIA for the last week or so, I don’t really have a good explanation as to my absence , however, Daughter #1 has moved into her own apartment, Daughter #2 has been cutting a couple of classes and Daughter #3 has joined the school basketball team, work has been busy and Christmas is just around the corner annndd Bentley Baby is visiting again.
I am also someone whom Daughter #3 has called “not very festive”…… I am festive at this time of year at least I try to be. The last few years I have lost my Christmas spirit and I guess the “festive mask” I put on she can see right through.
I used to love Christmas and now I just like it. Christmas for me has just too many memories and, well, I guess I get a little melancholy at this time of year. I thought I hid it well.
I haven’t seen my #1 son in quite a while, and I miss him.
wah wah wah. I know, I know Angies Grapevine is a happy place to visit, it still is ,look
Life is full of choices
and I choose
≈Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈
MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.
Our feature film MIDWAY is currently in post-production and expected to premiere in early 2014.
Daughter # 2 has chosen to be a vegan. This has posed a bit of a challenge. She will not eat fish and is a picky eater to begin with, so we’ll give these a try tonight….
- small yellow onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped mint
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 1/2 cup safflower or canola oil
- For serving: pita bread, sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, romaine lettuce leaves, and store-bought tahini sauce.
Place remaining chickpeas in food processor with garlic, onion, herbs, spices, baking soda, salt, and lemon juice. Pulse to a thick, chunky paste, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl with chopped chickpea
Add egg and sesame seeds to bowl and stir to combine. Cover and chill batter in fridge 30 minutes
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil shimmers, drop heaping tablespoons of batter into skillet and gently press batter into 2-inch-round patties. Cook, turning once, until deep golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Serve falafel with pita bread, sliced tomatoes and red onion, romaine leaves, and store-bought tahini dressing.