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Fall Time Family Update

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Well, here we are, it's October already!?!?!

We've started school here at the love house. William is officially a kindergartner. We love our charter, Visions In Education! And the resources available to us are incredible!

first day of school- kindergarten

William began taking piano in August. He seems to really have a good understanding of the instrument and music and really likes it!

piano lessons



We've even participated in a science class with a group of other charter students and went on a field trip to a friend's farm!

We really like all of the curriculum we've chosen for this year and I hope to write a blog post about all of that soon!

 

James has challenged me as we balance still giving him the attention he needs while being distracted with hours of school work and the baby!

 Oh the baby! David is 7 months of cuteness already! He's crawling, pulling himself up on the couch, enjoys trying new foods all the time, and except for teething pain, he is always joyful!

 

Love and scribbles baby

Even though he is the easiest baby of them all, and super peaceful, Adding a third child to the mix has proven to be a huge game changer. A lot of things just became a whole lot more complicated. I love this calling and mission field, I'm also exhausted! 🙂

 

Fall time means Awana Bible club has started up again.... 

 

Awana
Farmer Night At Awana!

 We all love it!

We have had a great fall season so far and looking forward to the Holidays coming up so quickly!

As for Loveandscribbles. I am working hard to revamp a lot of the site and even have some awesome organization tools for the recipes I've been sharing recently! It will take a while to get it all redone, but I'm excited to share all of the changes with you soon!

And we plan to share holiday deals with you as they come up! Black Friday weekend is less than 6 weeks away! I'm hoping for a killer Instant Pot deal again but we shall see!! So make sure you like us on facebook to see all the deals we share!

I hope you are enjoying Fall too!

Deanna Grace

Once A Month Meals
Instant Pot Yogurt!
Walmart Grocery Pickup- review

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Instant pot snacks – Hard-boiled eggs!

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One of my favorite snack and lunch items, packed with protein is hard-boiled eggs!

Now, I’m not going to pretend that boiling eggs on the stove is hard but the Instant Pot does hard-boiled eggs like a champ! And they are super-duper easy to peel!!

 

Here’s the method I use every time and it hasn’t failed me yet. (this is for hard-boiled, if you like them a bit softer you’ll need to adjust the timing a bit until you find your perfect method)

 

1 cup of water in the bottom of the IP. Place trivet in the pot and put all the eggs in!! I’ve seen some do as many as two dozen at a time! So this is a really awesome plan if you are making deviled eggs or salad for lots of folks.

Place the lid on and make sure your spout is set to seal. Set it for manual (high pressure) for 6 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

When it is done the IP will beep and then will start the count up…. this is naturally releasing the pressure… I do this for 6 minutes. (set a timer so you don’t forget.)

Then release the rest of the pressure.. open and scoop eggs into an ice water bath and leave for 6 minutes.

 


I love these mitts for things like grabbing the eggs out!

 

Once fully cooled these eggs will slide right out of their shell. It’s so easy!!instant pot egg shells

 

 

 

 

 

And now I have a quick snack or even lunch ready to go in the fridge.

instant pot eggs

I like to make egg salad with mayo, mustard and salt and pepper. I don’t even need bread but if you want to make a yummy sandwich, easy peasy.

Green salads are always better with hard-boiled eggs

And grabbing a hard-boiled egg sprinkled with seasoning salt and pepper for a quick snack is filling and packed with protein!

 

Happy Instant potting to you all,

 

 

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet?

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Hard Boiled Eggs
The Easiest way to make Hard Boiled Eggs and The shells peel away like magic!
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Course Instant Pot
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
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  1. Place 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place eggs on top of trivet in the pot.
  2. Secure lid and make sure spout is set to seal. Set for Manual (or pressure cook) for 6 minutes.
  3. Once it has come to pressure and cooked for 6 minutes the IP will beep and start counting up. let it naturally release pressure (leave it alone) for 6 minutes.
  4. Transfer eggs into an ice bath for at least 6 minutes. allowed to cool before peeling.
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Want to read more about why I love my Instant Pot:

Instant Pot lunch:Chicken in minutes

Once A Month Meals

Instant Pot Craze

Instant Pot Yogurt – seriously, it’s easy!! 

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Instant pot: Lunch, chicken in minutes!

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Instant pot for lunch? Yes! I can make chicken (from the freezer) in minutes and tada delicious lunch is happening for this momma!!


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Everyone knows by now how much I love the instant pot.

 

I really enjoy using the instant pot to help me stay on track at lunch time!

An easy way to make sure I get my protein in the middle of the day is by cooking chicken.

cooking in the Instant pot means you don’t have to thaw it!!!!!!

So, usually I just throw one frozen boneless chicken breast or boneless thigh in the pot and season it however I’m feeling that day.

 

My current Favorite seasonings are:

Cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and cyan pepper – if I want to make a something like a taco salad or just a little black beans.

Garlic, salt, pepper is my go to when I just want to have some veggies or a salad.

Celery Salt, olive oil and pepper is yummy too!

Really the options are endless

 

Cooking this in the instant pot couldn’t be easier! I just grab some chicken out of the freezer and throw it in! I like to use the metal trivet that came with my pot. I feel like the chicken is a better texture when it isn’t sitting in the water/juices. Also with just a little bit of chicken like this, I find it doesn’t need that much liquid to pressure cook. Chicken produces quite a bit of it’s of its own juices (yum chicken broth) and less water makes it come to pressure faster!! So I only put about 1/2 a cup into the bottom of the pot.

 

I set the pot for 15 minutes (high pressure) and make sure it is set to seal. And that’s all I have to do!!!!

Usually I set this and then start the boys lunches! By the time I’ve got them sitting and eating, my lunch is done and I get to eat too!!! yay!

 

 

Last week I had sweet potatoes! So, I seasoned my chicken as usual and threw the sweet potato in the pot along with it. I set it to the usual 15 minutes and it was seriously perfect!!!

 

Happy Instant Pot-ing to you all!

 

 

 

Check out these other instant pot related posts:

seriously easy instant pot yogurt

cook once for the whole month

Instant Pot craze

 

 


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Prime Day Is Still Going Strong..

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Prime Day is half way over (sad times) but it is still going strong!


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Check out some of these deals coming up! (I’ll be adding more products as they come up all afternoon/evening!)

I’m sharing a lot of deals over at my FACEBOOK PAGE all day and evening! Like us to keep in the know! 🙂

You can have a look here for all the Prime Day Deals. Or below for some of the deals that have caught my eye!

 

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Of course our favorite deals are anything Instant Pot related!

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Prime Day Starts NOW!!! GO GO GO

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Amazon Prime Day is here! and I’ve got a huge list of deals!!

You guys it’s here!!! The deals are being posted as we speak! We have to wait until 6pm for the first batch to go live but then it goes crazy from then on out for 3o hours!!!!

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First off: If you do not have an Amazon Prime Membership, you can sign up for a 30 day trial!

If you don’t want to keep it you can cancel before your 30 days are up. But a Prime membership is the ONLY way to get the Prime Day Deals! 

THESE DEALS ARE GOING SO FAST… I’M STARTING A NEW POST WITH SOME UPDATED DEALS. SO HEAD ON OVER TO THIS PAGE HERE!!  

Or like us on facebook... where I’m sharing a bunch of great deals for the rest of the evening!!

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Amazon deals… LIVE NOW!!!

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These deals are early access deals and are only available for a limited time, there’s an extra 30 minutes of shopping for Prime members!!  these are being released throughout the day! ( all of the following links were live and in stock at time of posting but hurry they won’t last long) All of this excitment just leading up to the amazing prime day deals tonight and tomorrow!

Don’t miss out… get a free 30 days of prime membership and enjoy all these great sale prices.. so many releasing in the next two days!! Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

 

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Seriously this is only a very small sample of what is on sale right now… check out this listing here!

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Seriously Easy Instant Pot Greek Yogurt!

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I am so excited about Instant Pot YOGURT!!!

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Let me just pause right here and say, I never really expected to get into this kind of “everything” home-made kind of home making… and this project intimidated me a lot! but now that I’ve made it once, and wrote down some notes for next time, I am so beyond excited!

It is pretty fun to provide home-made goodies for my family, and it’s especially nice when you can find recipes and methods that have already been ironed out!

 

I wouldn’t have even attempted to make yogurt if it wasn’t for my amazing Instant Pot! Man, I love this thing! Best Christmas present ever! (Thanks Babe!) From applesauce, to a freezer full of dinners, making my lunches a breeze and now even making yogurt… The Instant Pot has been (dare I say it?) life-changing!  If you aren’t familiar with this miracle appliance ? You can read my previous posts about it here.

I was nervous to take on yogurt. So, I’ve been looking into it for a while now and preparing myself for the task.

I started with buying just a few things

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Sugar Free Snacks-Pineapple Whip & Granola Bars

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One thing I’m pretty serious about along this nutrition journey is that I don’t want my kids to feel like they “miss out” because they can’t have the sugar and junk. So I am determined to find fun, exciting snacks and treats that are still healthy!

Note: technically these shouldn’t be considered “sugar-free” snacks since they have honey in them.. maybe more like refined sugar free? ?

 

Pinterest is an amazing tool! So many creative people to follow!

We found this blog post on Pineapple dole whip ( like the kind you can get at Disney land!)

It was quick and easy to make and the whole family LOVED it! Oh and we didn’t have coconut milk so I just used Almond Milk and it was still wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need a Ninja to whip this up?

 

We love the Ninja!

Next up, I wanted to replace the granola bars that my guys eat everyday! They have 8 grams of sugar in a tiny little bar and I’m not quite sure how the nutrition value really stacks up….. so…. back to pinterest I go…

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A Journey Through Nutrition!

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We are beginning a somewhat new journey in the nutrition we provide for our kids.
Before I start listing some of the things we are changing let me tell you the why.

Recently it has become very clear that we need to make some major changes in our kids diets.

 

Here’s a little intro video (Don’t be scared, it’s the real me, no makeup or filters at all) ?

Basically: For a while now we have known that especially our oldest son is very sensitive to sugar and the artificial dyes that are in a lot of foods. But this past couple of weeks has totally proven that these ingredients among other fake stuff really messes with our kid’s brains, bodies and the ability to focus, listen, and even just control themselves.

 

So we began by throwing out all the candy!! And I started searching Pinterest and all over the internet for recipes and blogs on the subject.

Our plan is to really focus on sugar and dyes.

Follow my board here for yummy sugar free recipes to try! I’ll try to update each pin as we try them, with what we think of them!  https://www.pinterest.com/loveandscrib

 

My Mom found this great blog with some ideas to help us detox from all the junk.. not just in the food we were eating but also in just the atmosphere around us.

Foodrenegade — How to detox kids daily in 5 easy steps!

Little by little we hope to make a difference with all of this! Summer is a great time to focus on nutrition since we have soooo many great ways to include fresh fruit and veggies in our meals and snacks every day! I have to admit that I get into a rut when it comes to what vegetable sides I serve with dinners… but THIS summer I plan on making sure we mix it up.. a lot! Already I’ve added roasted brussels sprouts, fresh green beans, and Grilled eggplant.

It’s tough to convince the boys at first look or bite but I am not giving up!! We do our best to have them take at least one bite of everything..  and given enough tries, in many cases they eventually decide that they enjoy the foods they were so sure they hated!

 

So here we go!

If you want to tag along for the ride you are always welcome or if you’ve already made steps to replace many of the foods your family enjoys please share what has worked for you!

 

Just a girl, mommying the best she can (and praying through it all)

Deanna Grace

 

 

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Built For This!

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Built BoyMom Tough!

 

We have now welcomed our third baby boy into our home. He’s perfect!  We are working on the usual.. finding a schedule, balancing the new normal routines with everyone, housework, school work, this blog, church, etc.

There has definitely been a switch in my thinking and perspective this time around.

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