Going a little bit over the top used to be one of my strong suits (if you consider that a good thing…I mean, you may be thinking, “that’s not a strong suit — it’s just annoying!”) I was all over everything all the time. I’m talkin’ 20 minute photo slideshow DVDs we would watch on each birthday for my kids that went from their last birthday right up until the day before the one we were celebrating all set to perfectly chosen songs and multiple copies for grandparents; Spending 10-14 hours baking and decorating birthday cakes for my lucky guy and kids; Braiding and getting tangled (no pun intended) in an obnoxious amount of yellow yarn for my daughter’s Rapunzel party, etc., etc. And that’s the big stuff. I was all over the little stuff too…thank you notes (uh, yeah, sorry if you’re a relative reading this and you haven’t received a thank you note for Christmas yet), birthday cards, sending out the last month’s pics to family within the first week of the next month, oil changes, showering, pap sm….ok, well, we’ll just stop there. You get my drift. I was ON IT.
Somewhere along the way, I’ve morphed from mini Martha Stewart to Roseanne. I still PLAN a lot of things, but I’m having a harder and harder time with the EXECUTION.
Things I plan to do: Walk the dog! Read with both of my kids every day! Call my sister! Work on that slideshow! Stop biting my nails! Go to church! Clean the house! Take those returns back to the store! Work out! Sew Kiki’s flowers on her blanket! Clean out the car! Write that blog post! Get those clothes the kids have outgrown to the resale shop! Look at least halfway decent when Erik walks in from work! Make and/or do SOMETHING I’ve pinned on Pinterest (besides a recipe)!
See? Planning is easy! Doing? Not so much.
Yes, I do still get some of the big things done and when I do I’m sure to someone who doesn’t know me closely, I look like Martha Stewart. I know that I have those “how does she” thoughts about other moms I see (ahem…Wendy), but I’ve been trying to remind myself that (ohmygoshpleaseIhopeso) they probably have their own Roseanne moments and “plan-to-do’s” too. I think what we’re trying to do on here is some of the planning for you. If you haven’t noticed, most of these recipes are pretty darn simple so that you can execute and cross something off of your list:
Make awesome recipe I found on Three Lucky Husbands!
This recipe definitely falls under the “pretty darn simple” category, if not even the “a monkey could make it” category. I love that I can use my slow cooker for a dessert (how fun is that?) and have this ridiculously good, hot sweet yumminess waiting for us to finish our dinner. (It would be great to bring to a pot luck or Super Bowl party too!)
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 Tbsp plus 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup fat-free milk
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
- vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be thick). Spread batter evenly onto the bottom of a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the salt and remaining flour and sugar; add berries and toss to coat. Spread over batter.
- Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into cobbler comes out clean. Serve with ice cream.