Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Have I Got Answers For You

Amy said...

Okay, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that Almond Milk photo load up. My kids had this for the first time Friday & LOVED it (thank the Lord!, because we are ready for a switch!).

Okay, question #1:
What's the first thing you'd cook, if the allergies went bye bye? (I ask myself this all the time!)

March 25, 2009 12:30 AM

I have really had a hard time deciding on this one. I don't think it's so much an exact dish, but I long to use real grass-fed dairy butter. No more of this DF margarine. Although it cooks well and tastes decent, there are trans fats in every one I've seen... and that's not good.

Blogger Amy said...

Q #2:
Are any of your kids named after your hubs? (obviously, I know everybody's first names, so I guess, middle names?!)

March 25, 2009 12:31 AM

Yes, actually. Will is William Jeffrey. William is Jeff's grandfather's name.

Blogger Amy said...

Q #3:
If you could go back & do it over, would you get married earlier? older? etc.?

March 25, 2009 12:32 AM

Nope. I'd do it just about the exact same way as we did it. Jeff and I dated for three years and were married when I was 24 and he was 27. The strangest thing about our first year of marriage was that I was still in college... two hours away from where he worked. I was in school during the week and would go home for the weekends. We'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest... so essentially we skipped it. LOL! :)

Blogger Amy said...

Did you put a period in p.optarts for a reason?

March 25, 2009 12:34 AM

Yes, I did. I'm not exactly sure how search engines work, but they do tend to bring people to me for strange reasons... some disgusting (ie. little boys in pa.nties) So, by putting the period in the middle of the word, it deters the search engine from finding the word. Anyone searching for po.ptarts is certainly not looking for my blog, so I just help them along by not wasting their time and keep people off my site that aren't intentionally looking for me. Make sense? Or is that just too weird?

Blogger Amy said...

#5 / final question...

Are you going to try for a girl? ;) (you'd have to change your blog title!! :)

March 25, 2009 12:34 AM

Ummmmm.... no. That's an easy one. Witt was a total surprise... especially 'cause I was on the pill at the time. We decided three was a complete package for our family and that we really didn't think we could personally handle more. I had an emergency C-section with Witt and had made arrangements that if I ended up needed a C-section for them to go ahead and do a tubal. So they did. And then a couple months later, just to be on the safe side... Jeff had a vas.ectamy. I know... extreme (and there's that extra "." again!), but we're a bunch of fertile mertyls 'round here! LOL!

Blogger Nowheymama said...

Where do you find the best prices on almond milk?

March 25, 2009 6:16 AM

There is only one place in town that sells refrigerated almond milk and that's Publix. It is $3.29 for half gallon carton. (I don't buy shelf stable milk because I'm not really sure what is done to the milk to make it shelf stable, so I don't know the prices on that... sorry.)

Blogger Nowheymama said...

Do you have a favorite brand of almond milk?

March 25, 2009 6:24 AM

I've only tried Almond Breeze. It's good stuff. The vanilla is actually too sweet for me; it's like drinking vanilla ice cream almost (taste wise... not texture). I enjoy drinking the original straight. For the boys I usually do half chocolate (or vanilla) and half original.

Blogger Nowheymama said...

Have you tried other soy alternatives, like rice milk?

March 25, 2009 6:24 AM

Yes, we've tried rice milk, but I find it to grainy to drink straight. Plus it's very thin, so in my opinion it's not that exciting to cook with. I also feel like we get enough grain in our diet food-wise that we don't need it in our beverages, too. (Again, just my opinion.)

I have also tried hemp milk and well, to be honest... I thought it was disgusting. I let everyone taste it to see if anyone would drink it. After we each got a small taste and a bunch of grossed out looks, I dumped the whole thing. I didn't try cooking with it though, but I should have, as I've heard it does great.

I also want to point out that Almond Breeze almond milk does have some soy lechtin in it, but it is not one of the top ingredients. I was dissapointed when I saw that, but it's not like we're trying to avoid all soy... just decrease our intake by not drinking it as much as we used to.

Blogger Nowheymama said...

If so, do you prefer almond milk?

March 25, 2009 6:25 AM

Yes. I like it's taste and texture. I like the way it cooks, too. It doesn't have that strong twang soy does. To me, the initial taste (of the original) is somewhat plain (kinda like cow's milk... nothing exciting) which is followed by an aftertaste of almond. If you don't like almonds you probably won't like the almond milk.

Blogger Jamie Kaufmann said...

hey! :) long time no talk. busy, busy. and i see you are being hard on yourself again. aren't we so good at that?! i will ask what your favorite hobby is...because i am having a lot of fun with mine...stamping and scrapbooking. and i'm glad i'm not the only one who allows convenient and white flour food, hee, hee.

March 25, 2009 4:48 PM

My hobbies seem to change quickly these days. Right now (in case you hadn't noticed) I'm really interested in learning more about nutrition and being more informed about my choices. I don't know if that's really a hobby or not, but it does consume a lot of my time. Part of this is cooking, too. I love baking. If I could bake all day I'd be so happy, but then I'd have dishes to do and that makes me miserable. :P
I used to scrapbook, but blogging over took that.

We started our first garden this year, so that's going to become a necessary hobby, too. :)

Any more questions? You won't win anything, but this was fun! Ask away...

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laurel said...

Since the almond breeze has the soy product in it, when your life calms down and hubby is not travelling so much, you might want to try to make your own. It is super easy and delicious!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

I have thought about doing that! I have the raw almonds in my freezer already... I just need to get to it.

My biggest draw back in consistently making our own is that is won't have the calcium like the store bought stuff. I need to do a little research on which calcium supplement is best. I remember reading about a particular one, but didn't commit it to memory and haven't had time... wonder why? LOL!

I'm glad to hear homemade almond milk is delicious (and easy!) Thanks, Laurel!!

Nowheymama said...

Good job!