Posts by Rachel Schultz

FRUIT AMERICAN FLAG

July 3, 2020
Rachel Schultz

I’m the not BIGGEST firework shows viewing person. I think fireworks are more of a fun addition to an event than the whole event itself. Like when they’re a punctuation mark to a wedding. Or on a boat. Do you know what I mean? But, setting off my own? That’s spectacular. I love fourth of july! This fruit thing is very fun. My thought for making it nicer than some fruit american flags is to use lots of variety instead of just three or so fruits.

I served mine on a baking sheet just as a fruit board appetizer. BUT you could put the whole thing on top of a vanilla cake. Or angel food cake!!

Happy fourth of july! Or memorial day! Or veterans day!

FRUIT AMERICAN FLAG
Serves twelve

1 pint blueberries
6 ounces blackberries
1 pound grapes
2 apples, sliced thinly
1 pound strawberries
2 cups watermelon, cubed
2 bananas, sliced
1 pound cherries

Arrange fruit in the shape of an american flag!

FRUIT AMERICAN FLAG
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 1 pound grapes
  • 2 apples, sliced thinly
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 pound cherries
Instructions
  1. Arrange fruit in the shape of an american flag!

 

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I’m the not BIGGEST firework shows viewing person. I think fireworks are more of a fun addition to an event than the whole event itself. Like when they’re a punctuation mark to a wedding. Or on a boat. Do you know what I mean? But, setting off my own? That’s spectacular.

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THINKING ABOUT THE SUMMER OF 2020

June 29, 2020
Rachel Schultz

This post is part of a series I do to write important things I need to tell you about and a mix of homemaker stuff. And let’s be honest, sometimes popular culture because I’m probably going to always be someone who engages with “the arts” AND I HAVE THOUGHTS. I love doing things by the seasons, so I share one that often. There are some re-occuring categories such as: “all is vanity,” “a follow,” “into it!,” “prime-able,” “a cry for help,” and “I am not tech-y, but.” All of it is here!

big news!!: if you like these posts, you’ll LOVE LOVE the new shop page! it’s where i put a curation of links to buyable things i think you would like and i like too. many of which are on amazon and prime-able. right now there are home decor, children, favorite books, children’s books, kitchen, and favorite cookbooks sections. i have ideas for a few more too like cleaning, cosmetics, and clothing (mom and kids). let me know if you have any other ideas you want to see. A thing about me, I like beautiful versions of even utilitarian things (and definitely kid things too). YOU KNOW THIS.

a cry for help: related to sourcing. i am pretty into sourcing cute versions of things and one that i have never seen a good one of is a puddle jumper. please contact me with help if you ever find one.

mom style: i needed a new purse that fits the iphone 11 but is still small. out of necessity that I just needed one because i couldn’t do another round of errands with my phone half fitting in my purse and in danger of crashing to the cement, I ordered this one and it was only $17.50 came like, instantly and had lots of color options. pleased!

a follow: please be aware there’s a sweet man on the @farrowandball account doing the most lovable and quaint “dose of color” series.

into it!: strands of wooden beads are a versatile, stylish decor element. i ordered these very inexpensively and strung a bunch of them up and put tassels on the end and they add great little layer to so many places!

prime-able: a plant (on amazon) that doesn’t really die. even with zero sunlight. which given plants 101 i don’t understand but god made a wonderful world!

kitchen stuff: my all time favorite cutting board. never warps and is fine with hot stuff. AND GOES IN THE DISHWASHER. i still have the first ones i bought, eight years and counting.

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This post is part of a series I do to write important things I need to tell you about and a mix of homemaker stuff. And let’s be honest, sometimes popular culture because I’m probably going to always be someone who engages with “the arts” AND I HAVE THOUGHTS. I love doing things by the seasons,

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SWEET POTATO SALAD

June 15, 2020
Rachel Schultz

When I am meal planning, any dish that has lots of fresh ingredients has to be made during the beginning of the week. If we’re having a salad, it’s probably Monday. And if I want a salad on Friday, that is just too bad for me. So something like this sweet potato salad is perfect because I love that all the ingredients keep well throughout the week leading up to grocery day. (I’m looking at you avocado, basil, and bananas.) This is a nutritious salad type meal you can still make on the furthest day from when you got groceries or produce.

To make it an entree, I make it with some chicken breasts marinated in some kind of balsamic dressing and then grilled.

I love the unique ingredient mix too. Lemon juice is maybe unexpected but once you taste the whole combination you’re like wow this is good. It is not like anything else in our weeknight dinner rotation AND I LIKE VARIETY.

SWEET POTATO SALAD
Serves six

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
30 ounces chickpeas
15 ounces black beans
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
3 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drizzle sweet potato with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange on a lined baking sheet and roast 30 minutes.

Toss together roasted sweet potatoes with chickpeas, black beans, red onion, lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, red pepper flake, and sesame seeds.

SWEET POTATO SALAD
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 30 ounces chickpeas
  • 15 ounces black beans
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drizzle sweet potato with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Arrange on a lined baking sheet and roast 30 minutes.
  3. Toss together roasted sweet potatoes with chickpeas, black beans, red onion, lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, red pepper flake, and sesame seeds.

Adapted from Elemental Custard

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When I am meal planning, any dish that has lots of fresh ingredients has to be made during the beginning of the week. If we’re having a salad, it’s probably Monday. And if I want a salad on Friday, that is just too bad for me. So something like this sweet potato salad is perfect because I love that all the ingredients keep well throughout the week leading up to grocery day.

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