Archive for March, 2018

lemon skewers


What you will need:
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried mint
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon chili flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
8 ounces of beef or chicken, cut into cubes


Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Cut your meat into cubes and put them onto a skewers, I can normally get four or five skewers out of eight ounces of meat

2. Line kabobs in a large baking dish in a single layer.
3.  Whisk together a marinade using the olive oil through chili flakes.
4. Drizzle the marinade over the kabobs, then let them marinate the kabobs for 30 minutes, rotating once.

5. Pre-heat grill or broiler on high heat. Grill or broil kabobs for 8-12 minutes, rotating once halfway through the cooking process.

6. Let rest for 8 minutes before serving.


.:Side Notes:.

I prefer to use metal skewers but bamboo / wooden ones work just as well.
This recipe also works great with shrimp.
If you want a more “full” skewer try putting bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes or mushrooms between each piece of meat.

From One Mom To Another

To the mom hiding in their locked bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the tears roll down her cheeks..

To the mom who is so tired she feel likes she can’t function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest she needs but won’t because if she does she feels nothing will ever get done…

To the mom crying  after she yelled at her kids for something little and is now feeling guilty and like she is unworthy…

To the mom that is trying desperately to put those old jeans on because all she really wants is to look in the mirror and feel good about herself…

To the mom that doesn’t want to leave the house because life is just too much to handle right now…

To the mom that is calling out for food again because dinner just didn’t happen the way she wanted it to…

To the mom that feels alone, whether in a room by herself or standing in a crowd…

You are enough.
You are important.
You are worthy.

This is a phase of life for us. This is a really really hard, challenging, crazy phase of life.

In the end it will all be worth it. But for now it’s hard. And it’s hard for so many of us in many different ways. We don’t always talk about it, but it’s hard and it’s not just you.

You are enough.
You are doing your best.
You got this.

Those little eyes that look up at you – they think you are perfect. They think you are more than enough.

Those little hands that reach out to hold you – they think you are the strongest. They think you can conquer the world.

Those little mouths eating the food you gave them (even if it was a battle at first) – they think that you are the best because their bellies are full.

Those little hearts that reach out to touch yours – they don’t want anything more. They just want you.

Because you are enough. You are more than enough, and you got this.
You. Are. Amazing. ❤️