My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!

 

 

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Wednesday
Mar302011

scurry flurry in a McHurry

House photo time!!

Here is the last peak before moving in! 

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ALL 14 windows are now in place.  AMAZING!

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You can actually see through them and open them all.  Double score!  I can’t wait to get the trim up in the next few weeks!

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The door that was once there has been completely patched over.  My uncle worked his butt off on getting the drywall smoothed out with drywall paste.  No easy task!

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Cabinets will be moved into the kitchen before Saturday and IKEA shipment #2 came yesterday!  A boat-load more to put together! 

couch/chair/desk/armoire/dresser/nightstands/etc – We’ll take our time with these! :)  Kitchen is priority.

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The yellow wall is no more!

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The bathroom is currently being painted.  Well, I will be continuing with it in 20min when I’m back at the house!  The awful green paint will be gone.  Wish I could say the same for the tile!  Blegh!  We’re painting it bright white so it feels clean + big!

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The middle bedroom/office is loaded up with all of our kitchen doors.

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The nasty green kitchen paint is now in the past.  I can’t wait to use our shiny new fridge!

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I can’t believe there will be a full kitchen in here soon!

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Loving the arch!!  I still am in shock at what a difference it made to open up that wall. 

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3rd bedroom – the construction zone

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This closet will be finished after we move in! 

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Just wanted to post a quick update.  Back to the house!

Ashley

[if you didn’t get the title of the post…our last name starts with “Mc” ;)]

Tuesday
Mar292011

what’s in that cup?

This morning was a bit rushed, but my breakfast couldn’t be compromised.

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I made a large pot of plain cooked millet Monday night, for easy leftovers.  Millet is one of my very favorite grains.  I love everything about it.  However, I’ve never eaten it for breakfast.  It always seems like more of a lunch/dinner grain to me.

But if you cook it plain [water only] you can easily whip it into breakfast.

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The millet was heated up in a pot this morning, with almond milk.  I also added frozen cherries + blueberries and cooked it until the liquid was absorbed.  This created a very creamy + thick consistency.

Layered with: banana/almonds/currants/raw buckwheat groats/salted honey cashew butter/maple cinnamon almond butter 

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Breakfast was ready in 8min flat and gobbled up in no time.

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Millet Porridge

  • ~1 – 1 1/4c precooked millet [cooked in water]
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1/3c frozen blueberries
  • 1/3c frozen cherries
  1. In a pot over medium heat, add millet + milk together.
  2. Stir and bring to a simmer for 3-5min.
  3. Once it starts to thicken, add in frozen fruit, if using. 
  4. Done when fruit is cooked through and desired consistency is met. 

Love the crunchy buckwheat groats on top!  The 2 nut butters were DEEvine.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve eaten the maple cinnamon almond butter.  I savored every little bite!

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In other breakfast news….Chris’s breakfast was a toasted bagel with smoked paprika almond butter.  I was shocked when he wanted this for breakfast, but he confirmed it was “delicious.”  FYI – this nut butter is also delicious on pan sautéed broccoli.  Yum.

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Tons of progress made today!  The kitchen is fully primed, as is the bathroom.  It was a long + tiring day.  Bathrooms are no fun to paint.  You basically turn around on yourself a million times and get paint everywhere.  It takes forever and tomorrow I get to put two coats of actual paint on! Yaaay [sarcasm]  We’re slowly making progress on the packing.  It’s hard to tell exactly how much more there is, and we don’t have too much to purge, since we’ve moved 3 times in the past 1.5yrs!  At least we’re not doing a long-distance move this time! 

Off to relax for a few + then get to bed!

Ashley