I thought I’d stick to breakfast foods for Saturday mornings. It’s after noon, I know. I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep—been a bit spacey all day.
“Last week, Japanese scientists explaced… placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water. Sir Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland’s local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally.” —- Napoleon Dynamite
I couldn’t resist. I finally found the whole thing written down (I’ve been searching for it since I read Breaking Dawn), and it’s one of my favorite movie lines of all time.
A few years ago, I was watching the BYU channel, and saw a small lecture given by Chieko Okazaki. She talked about raising families with love and respect. Among her many ideas, the one that stood out was her simple set of rules she had in her home: Be polite; be safe. Just about every behavior falls into these two categories. It was so brilliant, we have adopted these rules in our own home.
When a child misbehaves, the conversation often goes a bit like this, “What are the rules of our house?”
They mumble, “Being polite and safe.”
Then we ask, “Was it safe to hit your brother?”
“Was it polite?”
“What do you say?”
It’s very simple, and most of the time it helps us avoid further struggles and contention.
I found a better way to peel peaches. Most recipes say to blanch them in boiling water for a minute, shock them in ice water, and pull off the skin. This is messy and time consuming. Rather than battle with a slippery orb of peach flesh and extra pots and bowls, simply slice each peach in half, twist, pull out the pit, and slice each half into fourths. Take each wedge, and with a sharp paring knife, slice off the skin. Much easier!
I used almond flour in this recipe because I think it adds a little something, but to be honest, last year, Super Target was selling bags of almond flour for $1.99. I don’t think they meant to do this. Anyway, I bought about six bags of it and now it’s all stored in my freezer. I try to use it as much as I can. Since then, Target has fixed the price, and now it’s about $13.00 a bag. So, if you want to leave it out, just substitute with regular flour. It’ll still be great.