Have I mentioned before how much I love Mondays?
They are fresh - they are new - and it's like we've been given a clean slate from all the days previous.
I like clean slates. I need them.
And for us, anyway - this particular Monday was vomit free - so we, really, could only come up in the world. We have an insanely busy week ahead of us these next few days, also. So, I think - knowing that today was our only quiet day home with just the boys and I - made me savor it just a bit more.
Nothing spectacular happened, really.
But, it was warm and sunny....and school actually got accomplished relatively smoothly...and we're having leftovers for supper, which is always lovely, in my book - because it involves little or no work for me....and we have no agenda for our evening tonight - which is always nice...
And it was just slow.
I'm still really savoring that last one.
So...it's been awhile.
But, I think it's time for an Amy's List of Loves.
Don't you? Okay. Here we go:
Healthy. Super easy. Super delicious. Minimal ingredients.
Fill a pie plate with whatever berries you have - fresh or frozen. Shake 3 Tablespoons of minute tapioca over it (this serves as a thickener). Stir in 1/2 cup pure maple syrup - or half maple syrup and half honey.
For the crust mix:
1 heaping cup spelt flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons cold water.
Roll it out and place on top. Obviously.
I will warn you - if you use all spelt flour, the rolling part is a little tricky. It doesn't necessarily look "pretty." Hence, the term "Rustic" Raspberry Pie....
Bake at 350-375 degrees until crust crisps up and fruit gets bubbly.
Approximately 45 minutes.
Plate licking good.
I do try to teach my children manners...
Even better if I win.
And holding waaaaay back on the laughter when he did the most amazing of faceplants into the white stuff.
We're talking up the nose, down the neck, and all through the teeth.
Go big or go home, Baby.
He is not a typical textbook student. By aaaaaannnnnyyyyy means.
So we are rolling with it.
I will never get tired of collecting eggs from my coop.
This makes me very happy.
Notice the front - NOT the back, please...
So, there you have it.
A wee list of weekend and Monday loves.
Happy Day, friends!
May your evening be filled with a yummy supper, cozy cuddles, and early bedtimes.
If those are the sorts of things that make you happy....
#4231-#4245 ~ My Joy Journey