Posted by: Lauren | January 4, 2010

yummy sunday

Joe and I actually managed to not rush Sunday morning by waking up a little earlier, which meant a good breakfast for both of us, and being early for church! Whoa!

I made him an omelet, which is really more scrambled eggs with veggies. I don’t know, we’re weird and don’t really like the texture of an omelet compared to scrambled. Plus I don’t have to do all that crazy flipping action.

It was a four egg omelet scramble. Sauté your veggies first. If I make it for both of us, I just spray the pan with some oil out of my misto, but if it’s just for Joe, it’s usually a big pat of buttah. I just threw in some broccoli, let it cook for a few minutes, then threw in spinach. Beat the eggs with a splash of milk or water, add to pan, hit it with some pepper and salt, cook for a minute, then add the cheese (Mexican for this guy). I served his up with some gorgeous avocado (then after the picture added some sriracha sauce).


I gave him a tiny plate. Because it’s pretty. But he had a hard time eating off of it. Sorry dude.


Just one more picture.


Me, I had some oat bran, with lots of cinnamon, naner, and peanut butter.



Later that afternoon I got out some chicken stock out of the freezer I made. Just call me Ma Ingalls, I made my own stock! Or was it broth? I wanted to just make a simple veggie soup. No grains, no meat, just some broth and veggies. You can also call me boring.

I just added whatever I wanted, frozen and fresh alike. I used a yellow squash, celery, carrots, onion, frozen peas, and frozen green beans. Then threw in sea salt, black pepper, and all “all purpose” seasoning I had in the swirly cabinet.

While that simmered away on the stove all day and night, I made chili in the crock pot. I was planning ahead for the week, folks!


Want a peek under the lids?



If you have a Costco membership, buy their organic ground beef. It is awesome (for beef-I’m on the biggest red meat girl), and actually a pretty sweet deal.



Some of my besties came over (Renee and Amelia) and Renee’s hubby, Greg. I made them homemade pizza with some of my dough, and a salad.

Hi girls!

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Meals, sorry you are insanely blurry and not really smiling. I’m also sorry to them and to anyone else that I bust my new camera into their face to take a picture. :/

I kept the pizzas super simple, mainly because I used all of my vegetables for those two meals you saw earlier…

Pepperoni and cheese it is!

Pre baked:


Done! (I don’t bake them on cookie sheets, I use the stone, but I had to transfer to cook the other pizza.)




My plate (plus another slice):


*edited to add recipe for pizza:

Wheat Dough (for bread or pizza)

(This will make 2 loaves of bread, or two pizzas)

1 packet of yeast

1 Tbsp. Kosher salt or Sea Salt (I use sea salt)

2 cups room temperature water

1 cup white whole wheat flour

3.5 cups unbleached, all purpose flour

1. Combine water, yeast and salt in a very large bowl that comes with a lid (4 qt. bowl or container). You do not need to wait for it to dissolve.

2.Add the flours and combine with a wooden spoon, or in a mixer with a dough attachment, or food processor (I just use a wooden spoon!) If it gets too tough to mix with the spoon, wet your hands and work with the dough until all the flour is combined-but you don’t need to knead! Hey look, homophones! (Nerd!)

3. Cover bowl with lid, but NOT AIR TIGHT and leave at room temperature. The dough will rise, then flatten back out (takes around 2-5 hours).

4. Refrigerate and use within 10 days.

5. This will make two pizza crusts. Roll out on slightly floured surface while a pizza stone is preheating in the oven at 550 degrees. I roll out the dough and then transfer to a bread peel that is heavily covered with cornmeal.

6. Then top with sauce (I love TJ’s pizza sauce), veggies, meat and cheese. Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. The hot stone will give a crispy, chewy crust.

Then we started talking about organic food, I pushed my views on them (kidding), and then they wanted to watch Food Inc.! So we did!


It was a good Sunday. An awesome message at church, then we were treated to lunch by Joe’s parents. 🙂

I hope everyone has a great week after all the holidays! I’m excited…I think we’re supposed to hit 22 degrees F on Wednesday! Heat wave!

“Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the earth.” Psalm 96:1





  1. It was a good Sunday! Enjoyed sitting with you at church 🙂 and lunch together, too! I have already had breakfast, but the eggs with veggies look SO good, and I have ripe avocados. Maybe for lunch?

  2. It was great sitting next to you both at church! Yes, definitely for lunch! Or dinner! 🙂

  3. LAUREN! Ok, first: I LOVE YOUR BANGS!! You look FILTHY HOT!
    Second: I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I will be reading every day! Your recipes look AMAZING!! And your pictures are killer! You got it goin on, sister. Can’t wait to read more!

    • THANKS JULIE!!!! You’ve got me using the CAPS!! You already know how much I love your bloggity-thanks for coming by here!!!

  4. Lauren,
    Everything you made looks super scrumptious! I will have to try that pizza recipe! mmmmmm……love me some buttah! You cracked me up with that! Love and miss you!

    • There is something so satisfying about making it from scratch, something so satisfying about butter 🙂 I love and miss you a lot!

  5. You are the best friend! That pizza looked so good! And I’m so proud you made your own stock/broth. Your soup sounded nutritious and delicious – yum! I would have eaten that egg scramble any ole day off that teeny plate. It looked so yummy it wouldn’t have lasted more than 15 seconds on that plate 🙂

    • Thanks Nicole!! 🙂 I know, he was seriously struggling with that little plate-too funny!

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