" We believe in being honest, true, chaste,benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. "

Friday, March 6, 2009

cloth diapering

a little over a month ago I finally gave in to my inner environmentalist
i have always felt as if I should cloth diaper
so I took the leap
the only thing I was worried about was
i don't know if worried is the right word...
grossed out
I know this is going to sound crazy..but it really isn't that bad
here is how I work the diapering:
first I didn't buy the fancy fancy diapers
walmart 11 buck for 12 diapers suits me just fine
plastic pants walmart as well i think they were 6 bucks for 6
and diaper pins 1 dollar for 4
1/2 yard of fleece
( I just lay a strip of fleece across the diaper to keep the little bum dry)
to sum it up
I bought 3 packages
prefold diapers
4 packs of diaper pins
1/2 yard of white fleece
and one pack of plastic pants
now the niddy griddy
I keep a wet diaper pail ( big bucket filled with water and baking soda) atop my dryer
with wet dyps I just throw 'em in the baking soda cuts the smell
with the messy nappies I take them too the toilet and with a little bit of work and a few flushes
the nappy is ready for the wet diaper pail
Each night while the boss is in the tub
I put all the diapers into the wash
it isn't as hard or yucky as I thought it would be
and we have the satisfaction of feeling self sufficient
I really love knowing that if there isn't money...stores...shipments we will not be in need of the very basics
THIS IS WHY I WANT A FARM...Please MR. Carvajal...BUY ME a FARM ( a bit off the subject..i know)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A crowd pleaser for your next gathering...

This recipe has been going around my ward because it is SO GOOD. Everyone who tries it wants the recipe so I thought I should do my part and pass it on.

sweet veggie dip (from "A Thyme to Entertain" -JLA Cookbook)
serve with tortilla scooper chips

1 can black eyed peas (drained)
1 can shoe peg corn (drained)
1 large green pepper (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 jar chopped pimentos (drained)

mix above ingredients and set aside.


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbs teriyaki sauce

mix marinade ingredients together and then add to above ingredients, blending well. refrigerate for several hours and serve w/ tortilla chips. drain excess marinade off before serving.