Cactus Flowers

I’m glad we got to see some cactus flowers before leaving the desert. Earlier this week I made Brian pull the truck over so I could take this photo. I scrambled up a hill in the wrong shoes and definitely regretted it on the way back down as I fell and scraped up my leg.

Dinner Last Night:
I haven’t been sticking to my menu at all this week. So last night we wanted to eat with our neighbors, but everything I had planned was going to take too long, so I threw together rice noodles, broccoli and zucchini topped with peanuts and this sauce:

Peanut Noodle Sauce:
1/2 c. light coconut milk
1/2 c. fire-roasted or stewed tomatoes
1/4 c. peanut butter
3 T. sodium soy sauce
juice of 1 lime
2 t. minced ginger
1 t. minced garlic
1 T. maple syrup
sriracha to taste

Combine coconut milk, tomatoes, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, maple syrup and sriracha, in a blender until smooth.

It’s quick, easy and tasty. Happy Friday!

2014 Cost of Camping:
1 night paid camping
78 nights free camping
79 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $97
Daily average cost of camping: $1.23

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  • Reply John and Pam Wright March 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Beautiful blooms:)

    Sounds like a good dinner for just a throw together:)

  • Reply robin March 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I have a lifetime supply of sriracha sauce after freaking out about the plans to shut down the plant. bought a case, 9 bottles, of amazon. will not run out anytime soon. let men know you need some……xx

    • Reply Leigh March 22, 2014 at 7:43 am

      That’s hilarious! I’ve got recipes if you need them! xoxo

  • Reply terrie May 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    worth it for this photo…hey, Leigh….I was just thinking about that complicated sweater you were knitting…did you finish that one? show us….don’t ask why cactus flowers brought up the sweater?

    • Reply Leigh May 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      It was a blanket! I totally dropped the ball with it. I do much better with knit groups where I can sit and socialize at the same time as knitting.

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