Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

I am cleaning out DH's old office. I finally consoldiated all the old tapes and got rid of dupicates and anything related to his old business. No need for reminders. I still have a lot to do but I'm working on it one Tuesday at a time.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sleeping Angel Contest Runner-ups!

Wish I could enter more than one photo. Got a few more I'd like to submit.

Sleeping Angel

This is my entry for the Sleeping Angel contest at http://www.5minutesformom.com/ She fell asleep in her high chair. Got up to get a drink and she was out when I got back. I think she would be more comfortable sleeping in a Lily Rose bed. To check out more "Sleeping Angels" click here.


My son started playing flag football. His first game was September 24. His team won. The next game was the following Saturday and his team lost. Raymond said that was probably because the other team was much more organized. Our coach is a new coach. S has games on Wednesdays and Saturdays and practice most Thursdays. I love it when he picks a sport and goes all out for it. Maybe if we train together we'll both get in better shape.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

Monday Spaghetti, Garlic bread
Tuesday Tuna Noodle Casserole
Wednesday Butternut Squash Soup, crackers
Thursday Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie (recipe below), rolls (recipe below)
Friday Easy Parmesan Chicken
Saturday Pancakes,Sausage (Breakfast for Dinner)
Sunday Sandwiches

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Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

2 c chopped fresh broccoli or sliced fresh caulifowerets
1/3 c chopped onion
1/3 c chopped green bell pepper
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c Bisquick
1 c milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400F. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli; cover and heat to boiling. cook about 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper and cheese in pie plate.
Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

90-Minute Rolls

3 c warm water
8 TBSP sugar
4 TBSP yeast
4 tsp salt
4 TBSP melted shortening
8 c flour

Mix water, sugar, yeast and salt. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add shortening and flour. Knead. Let rise; then punch down and form into rolls, cinnamon rolls, or scones.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Exposed #1

Saw this and thought it was so cute. You can see more pictures at my friends meme by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

This is my first Works for Me Wednesday post. I love it when my children put their own clothes away. Little children can't reach the rod though. I put a low rod in my son's closet when he was three and he has been hanging up his clothes ever since. He is now almost 10. When my daughter (who is now 6) was 3, I did the same thing for her. Love that they put their own clothes away. To get more ideas, click here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


This is a book by Stephanie Myers. Yes, it is the book about vampires but its not blood and guts or gory. I don't like those kind of books. This is actually a romance with issues (don't all romances have issues?). I started reading the first book last week. I feel like I haven't been able to put any of them down. I read the second book "New Moon" over the weekend. I am currently on the third book, "Eclipse" and loving it. I resisted for so long because it just didn't sound intereting. I have to borrow the books from my mom. She practically forced the first one on me. I had it for at least a couple weeks since my sister had dropped it off.

Tackle It Tuesday

I finally "tackled" old checks. I shredded four garbage bags full and took them out to the recycle bin. Feels good to get it out.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

Monday clam chowder
Tuesday fish sticks
Wednesday chili and corn bread
Thursday burritos
Friday pizza night

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Today, we read 2 books about squares. Silly Shapes Squares by Sophie Fatus and My Full Moon is a Square by Elinor J. Pinczes. We read poems about cows. We talked about where they lived and the sound they make--moo. We also talked about the letter A. We named the letter and the sounds it makes as in cat and angels.

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Impossibly Easy Chicken and Broccoli Pie

(I love "Impossibly Easy" recipes. Here's another one:
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
1 med onion, chopped
1/2 cup Original Bisquick
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs

1. Heat oven to 400'. Grease pie plate. Sprinkle broccoli, 1 cup of cheese, the chicken and onion in the pie plate.

2. Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


This is the second day of doing a preschool with my 2 year old. So far, her favorite activity has been coloring. We are following the Brightly Beaming Resources preschool outline. This week we talked about cows, read about cows, made cow puppets, colored cow pictures, read poems about cows, acted like cows, etc. We also talked about the letter A and the sounds a makes phonetically. Next week we are going to be talking about the jungle and jungle animals and focusing on the letter B. If you would like to join my friends and I on our preschool journey, you can go to http://www.letteroftheweek.com/Preparatory.html. I hope to be posting once a week about my adventure.

Tackle It Tuesday

This is my second Tackle it Tuesday. I decided to clean out the playroom. All the toys in the closet is the toys they don't play with. The toys they do play with are the ones all over the floor. So, I cleaned out the closet and put all them in boxes ready to take to goodwill. What was left all over the floor was put in the closet. Now all they toys fit. Now they all have a place to go. We'll see if that helps the floor stay any more clear than before. To see more Tackle it Tuesday projects, go to http://www.5minutesformom.com/160/tackle-it-tuesday-update/

Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

Monday Meatloaf Minis
Tuesday Easy Layered Taco Bake
Wednesday Easy Chicken Bake
Thursday Lasagne
Friday Pizza
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

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I finally finished all the hemming for my daughter. I cut off all her jeans with holes in the knees and made them into shorts. She now has a few more shorts that she can wear to school and I have a few dollars left in my pockets

Monday, September 1, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

Monday: soup
Tuesday: Corned Beef Casserole
Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner
Thursday: Grilled cheese and chili
Friday: pizza
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