chickpea pot pie
one cup cooked chickpeas
two cups of a veggie blend (like carrots, peas, corn, etc)
one cup onions, caramlized
ten and a half ounces of cream of mushroom soup
one teaspoon of italian seasoning
two tablespoons of milk
two nine inch pie crusts
preheat the oven to 425 and put one of the pie crusts into the pan, mix all of the ingredients together and then pour it in. top with the second pie crust and make a couple slits on top. bake about a half hour. cover the crust with foil if it starts to burn. yum :)
i hope everyone is having a lovely easter weekend.
reading the hunger games trilogy, i said it a few posts ago and i'll say it again, katniss is so inspirational and strong. i love her name, i would definitely name my daughter that if i had heard it another time and this book didn't exist. the book is kind of scary just because i feel like it's something that could really happen sometime in the future (right though?)
listening to kind of embarrassing but i have this mix i listen to when i clean sometimes and its total disney paradise. i have like bridgit mendler, miley cyrus, selena gomez, and demi lovato on it. i know. whatever.
looking forward to seeing my queen, lana del rey in exactly one month from now in munich
watching i'm trying to watch malibu country. reba is one of my favourite shows and i'm trying to get my fix since this show seems kind of similar? i'm only on episode two so i'm not sure yet.
making me happy that the family is (physically) whole again, daddy is finally home after being gone for weeks cos of work. cohen is so excited and in such a good mood. i'm just trying to get used to a new routine again, and cooking with meat, i adjust really quickly luckily. we went and surprised him and met him at work when he got back in, we've never done that before!
|i've been in such deep thought lately, i'll blame the weather ;)|
i've been thinking a lot lately about myself, and life in general and i've come to realize that some people do change. i know that i have changed tremendously this past year, i'm showing so much more of myself that i've hidden due to pressure from the people that i surrounded myself with (yes, i get that too sometimes!) and i kind of felt like i had somewhat type casted myself a certain way to the world and to suddenly change that would come off as strange and fake. but its not, whats strange and fake is not truly being yourself. i no longer value the same things that i had once tricked myself into thinking were important, i'm no longer seeking the same things i used to, that i now know for certain isnt the right path for me. i don't feel the need to be silent on my beliefs, if my old friends don't want to accept the fact that i have a new relationship with god then as cheesy as it sounds, they weren't my friends to begin with. i know i've made a lot of mistakes in the past, but who hasn't? all you can do is move forward and learn and the best person you can be. i think the hardest thing for me was finally understanding that i can't make everyone happy. i still struggle with it because i am such a people pleaser, but its an unrealistic expectation that causes unnecessary stress. being here has given me so much time to think and i like where i'm at.
speaking of extra time i've been reading so much! i really missed reading, i've been reading to fall asleep at night and in between school lessons and while dinner is on the stove. recently its been the hunger games trilogy, and i've been having nightly dreams that i'm katniss. i'm obsessed (but still way more obsessed with that little book about the sparkly vampires ;)
when i was fourteen my parents took me to see a psychic, and she told us that we travel with the same souls our entire spiritual journey, interchanging in each life cycle. that's why when you meet certain people it feels like you two are old friends. if by some odd chance thats true, then maybe we are souls that are finally reunited. maybe we were separated centuries ago and have been waiting this whole time for our chance to pick up where we left off. as i watch him brush the hair off of his face i think about what kind of adventures we've seen together, and what we used to talk about. how long did he wait for me? or more like how long have i been waiting for him? i can't really tell which one of us needs the other more. (i think it's me)
i know he is mine, that we were made for each other. that the second he was born into the universe everything shifted into its proper place and i'd like to think that at that moment i knew that nothing else would ever matter to me as much as this little soul that found its way to me.
apparently google reader is going away in july? hmmm, i guess i better import my rss subscriptions elsewhere. can you all do me a favor and go to bloglovin and follow me through here from now on? and let me know your bloglovin info as well so i can keep on following :)
update: you can import your whole reader into bloglovin and it took like two minutes! woo.
at 8:05 AM
HERE, seriously all of his food looks amazing. anyway, i adapted the recipe with what i already had on hand (mixed salad greens instead of the turnip greens and red pepper flakes instead of the chili pepper)
also, "look mom! i'm a bunny!"
also, "look mom! i'm a bunny!"
cohen picked out the fruits and veggies and everyone was so sweet and were teaching us the german word for the things that we wanted and of course everyone stroked cohen's cheek and gave him samples on samples on samples and free stuff. we went to the chicken stand where there are racks of rotisserie chicken rotating and doing their thing where we got half a chicken for 2 euro. cohen basically ate the whole thing the minute we walked into the door.
on the walk home we stopped by the park and crossed over the bridge where they keep all of the birds (like there are hundreds of all different kinds of birds in these giant cages in the park, its kind of sad, but nice to look at and listen to) we talked about all kinds of things on our walk and collected leaves and twigs until we ended up at the water where we fed the ducks stale bread. that's something i could do all day long, and i think it's going to become a ritual with us. a wednesday tradition.
while we were feeding the ducks and giggling a nun stopped what she was doing and came over to watch, the look in her eyes made it seem like she was so happy to see us feed the ducks and was so happy to see cohen enjoying life. have you ever been smiled at by a nun? its the best. she made me feel like she was acknowledging that i was doing a good job with my life, with cohen, with everything, and thats exactly what i needed today.
but over the years i've come to realize (with the guidance of a few people, shout out to kelly and neet!) that children actually love to help around the house. in fact they thrive on it, not only does it teach them responsibility and gives them a routine, but it helps with their self esteem. its amazing to see how happy cohen is to help mama around the house even though he doesn't do it like i would do it and i have to go over it when he isn't looking, seeing him be proud of himself is so worth it. this little boy even gets excited when i post the chore list on the fridge once a month. he loves feeling like he is contributing to the family and i love watching him cos he looks so darn cute while doing it ;)
meatless by martha stewart, recipe is after the jump!
repeat 17 more times throughout the day. she is so spoiled.
at 4:48 PM