It's been a while but I haven't forgotten about you, dear readers of Something Special Tuesday. It has returned.
Something yummy: We've been making our yogurt for a while now, so we're going to step it up a notch. We're going to try to make homemade cream cheese because we go through cream cheese like it's...water. We'll try it soon (need to get a draining bag first) and I'll let you know of our results! We're going to try this recipe first.
Something crafty: My daughter celebrated her 3rd birthday on Sunday and we had a zoo party. My husband put together awesome favors consisting of a zoo-theme lunch box, animal sunglasses, animal stickers, an animal whistle, and the actual food. Lunch, which I took care of, consisted of alligator- and frog-shaped sandwiches (cream cheese + cucumber and peanut butter + banana), baggies of veggie sticks, a juice box, fruit skewers (strawberry + pineapple cube + kiwi on a stick) and yogurt dip (with homemade yogurt of course), and the piece de resistance: marshmallows decorated with pink sprinkles + strawberry cupcakes with pink frosting all skewered together.
The idea for the dessert portion came from this blog post.
It was totally awesome.
Something financial: As always, I Will Teach You To Be Rich has a great post about the invisible scripts that rule our lives.
Something spiritual: There are so, so many things that require our attention: work, children, significant others, interesting tv shows, the dishes, our friend's current problem, a new recipe to try. Usually, in the midst of all this chaos we call life, we forget our center. Yoga focuses a lot on "finding your center". So does Judaism, actually. The Shema prayer helps us to find our center. It helps us to focus, take a step back, and re-calibrate to what is most important. Here is a good article to learn more about the Shema.