Conversation with Little Man

**Layout of day:  schoolwork, chores, got to spend the afternoon/evening with his basketball coach and his son**

Me:  Hey, did you have fun tonight?

LM:  Uhm, yes…we played basketball, baseball, football, trampoline, played with his sister, ran.

Me:  Did you eat?

LM:  Yes!

Me:  What did you eat?

LM:  Skunk….and the chicken part was soooooo good!

….I just stood there….What do you say to that?  He actually had raccoon and not skunk LOL…

Homemade Pizza – 1 Carb

Happiness in a pan.

Add whatever toppings floats your boat, this is just what we put on ours.

Homemade Pizza

For the crust:  Refer to this post

For sauce:  2 cans tomato paste, 2 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. basil, 2 tsp. parsley, 2 tsp. minced garlic, 2 tsp. sugar substitute, seasoning (recipe found here), oil (just enough to make the sauce easily spreadable).

**Note:  I did end up adding more of the spices because it tasted good.  Make it like I’ve written and then add more of anything as it suits you**

The crust will already be baked, according to the recipe I’ve already provided.

Spread on crust and add toppings.  We added fresh mushrooms and pepperoni.

Mozzarella Crust – 0 Carbs!!!!

**The heavens will part and Jesus will ask for a piece LOL**

Mozzarella Crust

5 c. mozzarella

5 eggs

1 T. Oregano

1 T. Basil

1 T. Parsley

Mix all together.

Place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 450 for about 15-20 minutes.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich – LOW CARB

I love grilled cheese sandwiches.

I do, almost as much as I love soup and broth, but not quite as much.

The thing I’ve found with eating a low carb diet is that I feel like I’m cooking ALL THE TIME.  Now, I love to cook, but I also love the convenience of slapping a sandwich together or opening a can.

That, my friends, is why I’m on the “fluffy” side.

Here is the recipe:

For crust:

1 head of cauliflower, riced

I bought 2 heads, riced it all and froze it in 2 cup portions.

1 egg, beaten

1/2 c. mozzarella

Seasoning

Basil

Oregano

For filling:

I used block cheddar that I shredded.

1 T. butter, softened.

In microwavable bowl, put in your cauliflower and cook it, on high, for 8 minutes (mine was frozen, so I cooked it for 10 minutes).  Once done, place in a thin cloth and squeeze out any excess liquid.

Place in another bowl (or the same one, just make sure it is cooled off), add seasonings, mozzarella and egg.

On a baking sheet, spread parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.

1/2 the mixture and glop on parchment paper (that is a technical term).  Shape into a bread shape.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes (I did it for 16 and it was fine, but I will reduce that time for future use).

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

In nonstick pan, spray with nonstick spray (yes, redundant, but it makes me happy).  Butter one side of each piece of “bread”

Lay one piece in pan, butter side down.  Slap on the cheese.  Add next slice, butter side up.  Cook like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Servings:  1

Net Carbs per serving:  5.6

GIVEAWAY: Roadmap Genesis Documentary

Running time:  1 hr. 17 minutes
Documentaries are my husbands thing!  He loves them!  He can’t get enough of them.  He chews on them and thinks and processes them until there is nothing left to think or process.
That being said, he was thrilled to watch this with me!
This first 20 seconds of this movie were disturbing to me.  I guess, since I live in a small community, I don’t think about how other people are or raise their children.  It saddened my heart.  I want my children to take God’s Word to the far ends of the earth so people will know His love and His ROADMAP on how to live.
I loved watching the transformation of the director, Nolan Leibovitz and how getting married and starting his family shook him into reality.  His journey was beautiful and it touched my heart.  The love he has for his wife and how he uses that to relate to others is beautiful.  He ties all of this in with the book of Genesis in such a way, that it relates to everyone.
Oh, I have so much more to say, but I don’t want to ruin this for whomever wins this giveaway or for those who might see this!
I encourage everyone to see it!
I will be DRAWING for a WINNER on February 1!  Be sure and comment or “like” this post to be entered to win.  You can also head over to my facebook page, twitter, instagram, or send me an email at thebarefoothomeschooler@mediacombb.net
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Checkout the trailer on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbrcYZe9Zv8
Here is the official webpage!
You can also see Roadmap Genesis information on facebook.
Or
The official review of Roadmap Genesis:
Roadmap Genesis is a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to live a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling life that will help our society lift itself out of its current decline and return it to prosperity, promise, and accomplishment.
When Filmmaker Nolan Lebovitz found himself at a crossroads in his life, he knew he had to choose between continuing to make the Hollywood suspense thrillers that were his livelihood and trying to make the world a better place for his new young family. After much struggle, he found his answer in the Book of Genesis.
He decided to combine his love of the Book of Genesis with his passion for filmmaking and set out to travel the United States, interviewing clergy and public figures in order to build an undeniable argument about the continued importance of the Book of Genesis as guiding force in our Judeo-Christian country.

Roadmap Genesis invites Americans of all faiths to engage in a dialogue about the relevance of the Bible in the modern age. Through interviews ranging from Gov. Mike Huckabee of Fox News Channel to Rabbi David Wolpe, from Alan Dershowitz to the Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George, from Erick Stakelbeck of the Christian Broadcasting Network to Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, and many, many more, Nolan explores the rules that God has set forth to help us maintain a successful and working society.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Broccoli and Cheese Soup – Low Carb

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

**No picture…sorry**

2 T. butter

1 1/2 c. heavy cream

6 1/2 c. water

4 chicken bouillion cubes

Seasoning

basil

oregano

2 T. sour cream

1/2 t. dry mustard

1/4 t. cayenne (left out because I didn’t have)

16 oz. frozen broccoli, thawed and drained

1/2 c. red bell pepper (didn’t use cause I didn’t have)

16 oz. cheddar

2 T. chives

Servings:  10

Carbs:  1

I only factored in the things that I, specifically put in the soup.

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Soup – Low Carb

I love soup.

That bears repeating.

I.  Love.  Soup.

Let’s bold that phrase.

I. LOVE. SOUP.

Okay, so being on Atkins I didn’t think there would be a decent soup that I could make.  I checked out pinterest and I found a recipe for TOMATO SOUP.

I like tomato soup, but in this family, I have to make 2 pots of soup to fill us up, so I found another recipe for CHEESY BROCCOLI SOUP.

I made them, tonight.

The tomato soup recipe, that I followed, sucked.

Not just a little bit sucked, but a pucker your lips and smack your mama kind of sucked.

Nasty.

What does a girl do?

She wings it and she SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantastical!

So, here you go :)

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Soup

2 T. butter

1/2 c. onion (I ended up using minced onions, but a real onion would’ve been delicious)

28 oz. undrained and diced tomatoes (I run them through the food processor because Big Daddy doesn’t like tomato chunks)

LOTS of seasoning

2 c. water

2 chicken bouillion cubes

parsley

2 T. sour cream

Spinach

3 oz. cream cheese

3-4 T. splenda

1/4 c. tomato sauce

Let all that yumminess simmer together and then watch the heavens open up!

Servings:  10

Carbs per serving:  4

Garlic Green Beans and Mushrooms: Low Carb

Garlic Green Beans and Mushrooms

**I did not take a picture of these, but they were good**

8 oz. mushrooms
1 lb. fresh green beans
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
Seasoning
2 T parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450. Wipe mushrooms and slice.

Put cut beans and mushrooms into a Ziploc bag. Whisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar and pour over, then squeeze bag or stir so all the beans and mushrooms are lightly coated with the mixture.

Arrange on large cookie sheet, spreading them out well so beans and mushrooms are not crowded. Roast 20-30 minutes, starting to check for doneness after 20 minutes.
Cook until beans are tender-crisp, mushrooms are cooked, and all liquid on the pan from mushrooms has evaporated. Season beans, then sprinkle with finely grated parmesan. Serve hot.
CARBS per serving:  4

Chicken Cordon Bleu: Low Carb

Chicken Cordon Bleu:  Low Carb

Chicken

Ham (lunch meat cut into cubes)

8 oz. swiss, cut in cubes

1/4 c. all purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp. paprika

1/2 c. butter

2/3 c. water

1 chicken bouillion cube

1 T + 1 tsp. cornstarch

1 1/3 c. heavy whipping cream

Place cheese and ham in with the  chicken.  Mix the flour and paprika…coat the chicken.

Heat butter and cook the chicken.  Add chicken broth.

Cook and simmer for 30 minutes.

Place cooked meat and cheese in greased 13×9 pan.

In another pan, heat up the heavy whipping cream with the cornstarch.  Stir until thickened.

Pour over dish.

Cook at 350 for 30 minutes.

CARBS per serving:  8

**I accidentally left out the flour, which knocked the carb count down to 6.  The only difference it would’ve made was it would’ve thickened the juices a bit more.  It was still a hit, here and no one noticed I left it out.**