Springtime and Recipes

I think I have spring fever this week. I’m weeding flowerbeds, planting petunias, cleaning out the sandbox, going for walks in the spring air, defrosting the freezer and cleaning out the pantry. (I know how to have fun, right? 🙂 ) It feels great to be getting some of these projects done. Here are some more projects — actually, recipes–I have planned for the next few days.

Pakistani Kima

PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

Black Licorice Caramels

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

How’s your spring going so far?


  1. “Spring is for plans and projects.” -tolstoy. (according to pinterest, anyway).

  2. Stephanie says:

    That looks like a great recipe for Pakistani Kima-one of our family’s favorite dishes.

  3. allison reynolds says:

    We have made the lettuce wraps before and they are fantastic!!!!

  4. So far- exhausting. Teenage daughter and myself in hospital two hours from home for month, her major abdominal surgery, now complications, has feeding tube needs to gain 15 pounds of 21 lost from 112 weight, possible second surgery, public school over for year, too tired to do much.
    But she helped me make beer bread other day for Easter lunch because while she cannot eat most foods yet she loves to smell them.
    My grandkids love when I put the beer in and fizzles and bubbles to the tippy top of the bowl.
    Easiest recipe and one of the cheapest in town:
    3 cups self- rising flour
    3 cups sugar
    12 ounces beer
    mix together (don’t overmix), put in bread pan and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes
    if you don’t have self- rising flour use regular flour and add 3 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt then other two ingredients.

    After the last six weeks we have had, rejoice in the little things more such as: walking, brushing own teeth, bathing self, dressing, sitting up, and so on. Every new achievement has me dancing around the room. As of three days ago able to walk to the end of the driveway! Baby steps mean so much.