A Week In Review – 5/3/14

I took a peek at my Deliciously Inspired Facebook posts this week which are often different from what I post on the web and thought this is really a good collection of ideas.  Then I thought how nice it would be to have them all located in one post – almost like we were sitting down having a glass of iced tea over a kitchen table sharing what went on in my week.

Geraniums - April 2014

I am continually learning about taking pictures and sometimes I’m given a gift using my camera on my cell phone.  I took this photo while at Arizona State University – Tempe location early one morning.  The lighting was perfect and I’ve paired it with a quote from Nicholas Winton  “Sometimes we spend too much time concentrating on the past and not enough on the present or future.”  I had never heard of Mr. Winton until he was featured on 60 Minutes and this man’s action and humbleness is definitely inspiring.  It’s surprising the good people do in this world and how much of it never gets much notice.  For more information on Nicholas Winton’s amazing story – Click  HERE   

GC Meatballs-Finished2

If you are new to my blog you may not know that I’m using a 1940 Cookbook of my grandmothers and tweaking one recipe a month.  Here is the April 2014  – Gluten Free Italian Meatballs. When you go into my post you’ll also see some Amazon links to some of the products I use. I think the links are working now but I’ve had a few hiccups. One thing I’ve learned about having a blog is perseverance is essential.

Shoe - Emergency Room - April 2014

Somedays are full of uncertainty – especially when someone we love isn’t feeling well.  This picture was also taken with my phone while I waited in the Hospital Emergency Room.   I think the imperfection of this blurry photo of my shoe illustrates  (and even the bigger font) what this experience feels like when the tiredness is becoming more prevalent, the patience you walked in with has all but disappeared and the stories of the people sitting in the cramped space don’t seem nearly as interesting as they did when you first arrived.   Quite a contrast from the geranium photo above. 

Thai Salad

One Minute Cake - ss

The normal things of the week are such gifts after spending 9 hours in the emergency room – even cleaning out the refrigerator.  I was faced with looking at what was available in our kitchen and what it could be made into.  I had a box of Spelt Rotini Pasta, some veggies, dressing, 1/2 piece of cooked chicken, a few strawberries and about 1/4 cup of whipping cream and came up with these two dishes.  Thai Pasta Salad  (This recipe is part of a downloadable cookbook – $4.99 – titled A Few Favorites.  All proceeds go to Children’s Cancer Network) and One Minute Cake – Strawberry Shortcake.   Not bad for not having much.

Geraniums 2

This the same picture at the top but just cropped differently.  Funny how the same picture can look so differently when we concentrate on a portion of what is visible.  The beauty of the pink petals sings “Heavenly hands created me.” Also if you are looking for some fun ideas of how to celebrate Mother’s Day – check out this post from LouLouGirls  

ikea - pitchers
The big stores are not my favorite to visit so when my husband wanted to go to Ikea – I went UGG!  Looking back I’m glad we went because we found nicely designed pitchers for our refrigerator.  We like our iced tea – especially with the weather here in AZ reaching it’s 100 + degree days. Here are two of our favorite teas from China Mist – Passion Fruit and Blackberry Jasmine.  By the way this pitcher was only $4.99.   It also comes in Blue. 

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And of course we always need to keep our sense of humor so I’m borrowing this (source unknown)