Saturday, October 31, 2009

Whole Wheat Bread Pudding

So since Lakelan insists on being up and at um by 6:00am sharp I decided to share with everyone a yummy recipe he and I made the other day. It uses honey instead of sugar and lots of yummy spices and apple pieces, sure to be a hit on a blustery day!

For a kid-friendly version I decided to omit the walnuts in this batch but I am sure it is extra yummy with the walnuts. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The perfect Sunday!

Today we had the PERFECT weather to play outside and just spend time together!

The season has officially begun!

This Saturday we started the season off with the pumpkin patch. The boys had so much fun riding the tractor, climbing the three storie treehouse, and of course picking their big pumpkin.

By the end of the day this is how we all felt!

I also found out that stores can be over-rated as I attended my first garage sales!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New additions coming soon!

So after much research (in part thanks to Aunt Judy and Uncle Jerry) we have decided to increase the Riggs family a bit. It took a little bit to get the hubby in my corner, but after a little begging and pleading he finally agreed. We have decided to purchase a few egg laying hens for the boys. We made some wonderful friends while on a bike ride who shared with us their experiences with their hens. They stated that they are very low maintenance, require little space(though we will probably let them roam the back yard), and create the most wonderfully rich eggs they have ever consumed. This officially sold me on the idea.

I know what you all are thinking, oh Jessica and her animals. The fish, the rabbit, the gecko and now the hens. Though I love animals this ventures main purpose is to teach the boys to respect the food that is brought to the table and the importance of good, whole foods. They will also teach them a bit of responsibility. The boys will be in charge of feeding, watering, and collecting the eggs. The other reason I feel this will be a good venture is that it will be great for our composed bin, especially since we are a little short on leaf debrie.

So we have decided to take on this task at Easter time. The weather will be perfect for chicks and it will give Nathan time to build a hen house. We are lucky, in that since we have new construction around us, good quality scrap wood is easy to find and best of all it is free. We can even find siding and roofing materials. This will keep Nathan busy in the garage for the winter as well (he is always looking for something to build).

I would love it if anyone has any tips or stories to share reguarding their own experiences or facts that will help us transition smoothly.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ahhhh fall!

There are few things that I love more than fall! Cooking, baking, comfy sweaters, does not get much better than that. The riggs family has been pretty busy since the temperature has begun falling!



Comfy PJs....

....aaannndd last but not least.....