So, I’m just going to change it all up. Why not? In case you’ve missed it, that is pretty much what I’ve been doing since I started this website it seems. Trying to find my voice.
Trying to find my voice in someone else’s shoes. It was not working. It made it hard for me to write or at least to feel like I was really writing. Really providing you with what you needed.
Then the other day, I heard something pretty profound. It has been dancing in my head ever since. Did you know that JK Rowling did not write Harry Potter for anyone else but herself? Yet, this book is THE book that has created thousand upon thousand of fans, got movie deals, play deals (anyone want to go to London with Nevaeh and me to go see it?!) and even it’s own amusement area in Universal Studios.
Why, then, in the blogging world must we have a “niche”? Why should we be an expert at something in order to be the best blogger? In order to make money with writing?
I am an expert at nothing. Shew, I said it. I feel better now.
Do I have things that I am good at? Yes. I am a great cook and am excellent at finding awesome hotels, places to eat, ect… when it comes to traveling. Both of these, though, come from research and just following directions on things I already enjoy.
That’s also why I am a good writer, I enjoy it. Always have. My college papers come out flawlessly and get me As without too much effort (there is some though, don’t get me wrong). I’m not giving you my best, or myself, on this blog. That changes right now.
I’m writing for me. Ultimately, I hope it is for you too. If not then that’s okay… we can still be friends. This is my story, in words (and pictures). Hope you enjoy!
What’s new in our world: We started building our garden. These bad boys started sprouting on their own in our fridge about a month ago and I pulled them out, put them in water to see what they’d do. Since they continued to flourish, we bought soil for them and put them in a storage container we were not using. Currently we are letting them sit outside during the day and back in they go at bed time.
We also made cauliflower crusted pizza. My first attempt at this got thrown out the window but this go round was much more popular and all got eaten. While it was probably the taste of the cheese that covered up the taste of the cauliflower, it tasted just like crust. Even our youngest, who is picky and originally told me she was just going to eat the toppings gave it two thumbs up. How could she resist when I yelled from the kitchen “BRE! You have GOT to try this!” I’m saying the same thing to you… YOU have GOT to try this!
- 1 cup riced, then cooked cauliflower
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. mixed parsley and garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
- pizza sauce and toppings of choice
- Ricing the cauliflower: Pulse in food processor until rice like (not too much, we don't want mush). Place in microwave safe bowl and cook 2 1/2 minutes. It will be about half the size it originally was.
- Combine rice with remaining ingredients (minus pizza sauce and toppings). Mix well and flatten onto pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes, add toppings and cook until cheese is melted.
- Side notes: * Adapted from http://dearcrissy.com/cauliflower-pizza-crust-recipe/
- * I ended up having to make two crusts in order to feed my family of 4.