Well, we made it to Arizona with zero problems. Summer is a great traveller. She sat quietly at the airport for 2 hours, and hardly made a peep throughout our 3.5 hour flight. The other passengers could not believe how quiet she was. We fed her during take off, and then she slept through most of the plane ride. Honestly, the trip could not have been easier, and we are so happy to be here! The area of Phoenix where CD’s parents live is so beautiful, and you can’t beat all this sunshine. As much as I love Nashville, the winters there are just way too gloomy. Sunlight makes for a much happier HEAB!
During our crazy morning of packing, I was able to celebrate a quick sugar-free Pancake Sunday…
In an attempt to clean out the fridge, I sauteed the last of our carrots and spinach in a little ghee on the stove-top and then stirred in a package of these lentils from Costco, heating until warm….
So quick and easy – love!
My pancakes were quick and easy as well. Inspired by this recipe, I stirred together 4 TBSP chickpea flour with 4 TBSP water and a pinch of salt. The batter made 2 pancakes, which I cooked over medium heat in a skillet greased with ghee, flipping once. That’s it, and it’s a great recipe if you’re looking for a simple gluten free bread. The pancakes made great soup dippers, but you could use them for grilled cheese or PB & J sandwiches, etc. So versatile!
By the time we arrived in Arizona, it had been hours since lunch, and after getting all situated, we sat down to a delicious dinner….
Alice, CD’s mom, made our favorite chicken lentil stew and cornbread…
Thanks Alice! It was just what I needed, and CD and I both went to town, eating 2 bowfuls each. Have you tried the stew yet? Alice also stocked the pantry with oat bran, unsweetened chocolate, and canned pumpkin. I think I’ll just stay here forever.
I”m taking a break from blogging this week so that I can spend lots of time with my family soaking up all this sunshine. I might pop into to say Hi every so often, but I won’t be posting as often as usual. Wishing all of you a wonderful week!
P.S. Thanks so much for keeping my cousin and his family living in Japan in your prayers. We’ve heard from them, and everyone is okay. That being said, others in the country were not so fortunate, and so please continue to keep them in your thoughts.