January 31, 2012

The Perils of Pinterest

Do you have a Pinterest account? Is your house work suffering because of it? Mine's not, if not this it would be something else keeping me from housework. I'm not a huge fan. I've wasted spent a fair amount of time on that site. It's the best of the internet on one site! So. many. good. ideas! After my boards started to fill up, I decided that I needed to put this to use or it was really just a waste of time. Perfectly timed with my resolve to make more, buy less processed, and focus on the food portion of our lives more. Without further ado, the perils of Pinterest: 

 : : Bagels : : 
I've made them a bunch of times, I've lost track of how many. They are very good, and not too hard to make. 

This is the end of my second batch. Its decent, not exactly like my favorite Organic Valley French Vanilla. But in the spirit of buying less pre-made, processed food, it will do. 

: : Graham Crackers : : 
Third batch. I think I eat just as many of them as the littles do. I tweak them a bit each time and they just get better and better. 

: : Granola : :
So I've made granola before, just not this recipe. Since I was having good luck with recipes found, I wanted to try this one. The littles love granola with yogurt (on the list of things to try making). Piper says this isn't as good as store bought. Hoping she'll come around. 

: : Mayonnaise : : 
MAYO! Tackling this felt way out of my league. Surprisingly easy, with a bit of help from Calder. And a tip from my brother. Only thing that could make it better is if the eggs were from our own chickens. In time. These eggs came from Ninepatch - which is the best we could ask for. The flavor is richer than store bought, yum. 

: :  Wrapped Cord : :
When I saw this it was done on ear buds. I'm not 'hip' enough to use ear buds. In fact, my iPod is nearly the original version. I wrapped up the conversion kit for the car's cord. While doing so Zac asked me if I had nothing better to do. Of course I did. However, it made it so much prettier.

Oh yea, and then there's this...

: : Haircut : :
My sister says I look 23, my brother says I look like me from high school without the pouf. (For the record, that was middle school - I promise I was much cooler in high school!) Ah, it's just hair, easily changed if it doesn't work out. 

We also have had a few new dinners, this, this and this. Piper declared the chili 'nasty' before even tasting it. Calder follows the leader. So it goes.There is so much more I want to try. 


Misty said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one on Pinterest! Way to go on making stuff! So far I've just created tons of boards and dream of actually doing them! :) CUTE hair too by the way! Bangs must be coming back, you're the forth person in the past few months that has gotten them!!! They def make you look so young!

HomeGrownMama said...

Thanks! I can't find you on Pinterest, you'll have to look me up so I can follow you. I saw this one profile with a 'Pinterest FINISHED' board and thought I should do that, but in the end I like to keep my stuff categorized. Geeky of me, huh?!


Misty said...

Ohhh thats a great idea of the finished board! LOVE IT! I totally get the geek on organizing/categorizing!

jonesfamily0331 said...

Congratulations on all you've tried and succeeded at! I too realized early that Pinterest is a waste of time if I don't actually DO any of it. So I made a commitment to try one new recipe a week. I just happened to try 3 this week. 2 were a hit, 1 not so much. Taco Cupcakes? Who would have thought!! Love reading about the fruits of your labors... the bagels might be something I need to try but much like Mayo to you...seems out of my league.

HomeGrownMama said...

Glad to hear we're not the only ones failing on new meals. You should really try the bagels - they are truly pretty simple.