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    "One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see." John 9:1-41
We're officially one of those families. The type with an extremely loud child that has to sit at the back of the church and go for frequent laps just to burn off energy. Remy's cute bird noises have turned into ear piercing screams. Like SCREAMING for joy at the top of her lungs. It's cute when we're at home, but not so much during a long and serious Catholic service. Then when I try to cover her mouth with my hand she licks me. Honestly, Geoff and I can't complain. We actually have to stifle our laughs. We were truly blessed with such an amazing girl. I prayed for her for such a long time, and my prayers were answered. And then some. 
Also, it is the anniversary weekend of her and her cousin's baptism (@abighousefull). What a special time of year. Always ready to help unload the dishwasher, clean dishes or not. More importantly, it's Friday!
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fried potatoes and egg wraps: recipe

Fried Potatoes Recipe - 1A few months ago, I gave a recipe for Cheesy Potato Skins. Deliciousness aside, they do create wasted food with the potato filling. We can’t let that happen! So today I’m giving you a tasty dish that not only tastes amazing, but it lets you put that filling to great use. It can be eaten for any meal throughout the day. How wonderful is that?

Fried Potatoes and Egg Wraps:

Ingredients (Potatoes)

Potato filling
Salt
Pepper
Ice
Water
Oil

Ingredients (Egg Wraps)

Makes 2

4 large eggs
2 large tortilla wraps
1/4 cup milk
Green onion
Seasoning salt
Pepper
1 tbsp butter

Fried Potatoes Recipe - 2Steps

1. Slice the leftover potato filling. Then place in a large bowl with salted ice water. Soak for 15 minutes.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil, coating the skillet. Place the potato slices onto skillet. Add salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until browned. Then turn the heat to low.

3. Crack eggs into glass bowl. Add milk, sliced green onion, seasoning salt, and pepper. Whisk until mixed.

4. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add butter. Once the butter has melted, add the eggs. Stir gently until eggs are cooked through. Remove eggs from skillet.

5. Take half of the scrambled eggs and place them in the middle of a wrap, forming a line that runs from end to end. Fold one end over (about 1 inch). Grab the side of the wrap that runs parallel to the line of the eggs and fold it over, tucking it under the eggs. Then roll the rest of the wrap tightly. This will leave just one end open! Repeat with the second wrap.

6. Remove the fried potatoes from the skillet, and place them on a place with the wraps. That’s all!

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recipe: cinnamon loaf

cinnamon-loaf-3 In our household, I am the cook and my husband is the baker. He is much better at it than I am. I think it’s because I hate to follow recipes, and baking usually requires you to adhere pretty closely to a given recipe.

A few weekends ago, Remy woke us up at the crack of dawn. Geoffrey got up with her, then went downstairs and began baking. This is the recipe for the delicious loaf that he made for us that day. It was taken from Company’s Coming The Rookie Cook book.

cinnamon-loaf-1Cinnamon Loaf:

Makes 16 slices

Ingredients

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup hard margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

1 cup sour milk

cinnamon-loaf-2Steps

1. Mix cinnamon and first amount of brown sugar in a small cup. Set aside.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Cream margarine and second amount of brown sugar together in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

4. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour 1/2 of batter into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Smooth top. Sprinkle 1/2 of cinnamon mixture over batter. Spoon remaining batter over top. Smooth carefully. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon mixture over batter. Swirl with knife to create marble effect. Bake in 350°F oven for 55 to 60 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.

cinnamon-loaf-4How lucky am I?

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thanksgiving glazed ham

thanksgiving-glazed-ham-3Today is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada. Here is a recipe for a glazed ham that is equal parts sweet and savoury.

Honey Glazed Ham

Ingredients:

1 cooked .5 lb ham
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp mustard
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
dash of nutmeg

thanksgiving-glazed-ham-1Steps:

1. Combine the brown sugar, honey, water, mustard, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg into a small saucepan. Melt the ingredients, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

2. Put the ham in a slow cooker. Pour the mixture over top. Set the heat to low. 

3. Baste the ham every hour. Cook for 8 hours.

4. Remove, and devour!

thanksgiving-glazed-ham-2Now to put on Planes, Trains & Automobiles and fall into a food coma on the couch. Happy Thanksgiving, all.

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super easy salmon burgers

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetThe idea for these salmon patties actually came from my mother-in-law. Ever since I cut out cow’s milk from my breastfeeding diet, I’ve been eating a lot more seafood in order to fulfill my intake of calcium. She had suggested that we try making these burgers not only because they are delicious, but because they are incredibly quick and easy as well. She was right.

Salmon Burgers

Makes 6 patties

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetIngredients:

2 small cans salmon
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 lemon
Salt
Pepper
Dill

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSteps:

1. Drain liquid from salmon.

2. Combine salmon, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and dill in a medium-sized bowl. Form into patties, and set aside.

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset3. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add patties. Sprinkle with lemon, and until brown on either side, approximately 10 minutes.

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset4. Once browned, remove and add to burger. Garnish and devour these simple yet savoury creations.

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marinated crispy chicken thighs

Zesty Chicken Recipe - 2Marinated Crispy Chicken Thighs

Ingredients:

4 bone-in chicken thighs
1 bottle of Italian dressing
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp chili powder 

Zesty Chicken Recipe - 3Steps:

1. In a large bowl, cover the chicken thighs with the oil, seasoning salt, ground pepper, chili powder, and Italian dressing. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.

2. Transfer the chicken thighs to a large skillet. Pan-fry the thighs in oil for approximately 5 minutes. While doing so, preheat the oven to 450°F.

3. Once the thighs have been browned, place them in the oven skin side down and bake for 15 minutes. Flip, and bake for another 5-10 minutes.

4. Remove the thighs from the oven once cooked through. Relish in their savoury goodness!

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