Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Friday, November 18, 2011
We (as a family) always seem to struggle with the whole menu on Thanksgiving day.My grandma used to cook "every one's favorite, or 2 sides" for Thanksgiving-- and if you add that up with lots of folks in the family: it meant many hours in the kitchen, many items left over, and many pennies spent for one meal. I have tons of memories from growing up helping Grandma in the kitchen with all of her secret recipes that she started days before the big day. For the past 8 years or so I have been hosting Thanksgiving for our extended family. I enjoy all of the cooking and family fellowship-- however, the waste is just not in our core family values- so each year, the Mr. and I reel in the menu to narrow it down- it gets easy to get carried away with so many tasty options out there- and try to be diligent to focus on the meaning of the holiday... giving thanks for our blessings, spending time with loved ones, and of course wearing pants that "give" to the dinner table :)
1)Dressing- Delish. We typically only have this on Thanksgiving in our house, and it is definitely a crowd pleaser. It just says Thanksgiving dinner to me.
1 large bowl of dried white bread cubes
Saute 1 Stick of butter with 3 Stalks of Chopped Celery, 2 small Onions chopped, Salt &Pepper
Pour Butter, Celery & Onion mixture over bread cubes
Add 1-2 Tsp of Poultry Seasoning to Bread, Butter, Celery & Onion Mixture
Add 1 Quart Boiling Water and mix together well.
Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes
2)Deep-Fried Cranberry Sauce Fritters- Just for kicks I had to add this.... Let me start by saying I have never made this before. We typically stick to the original cranberry sauce- and it is a staple for all Thanksgiving happenings around this house (and is particularly good the day after on a turkey roll as left overs. Don't knock it until you try it!), so I found it important to include cranberry in this listing of all things Thanksgiving meal worthy. My girl Paula has taken the ol'cranberry up a notch -- going straight from something turkey related to fair food related in the blink of an eye...Deep-Fried Cranberry Sauce. I would never, ever eat this- unless you want to try it! (right, Honey?!)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
God gave me you for the ups and downs....
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For this Wednesday, I thought I would go back and revisit our happenings from last week. We kicked the week off with the tiny's very first go at hot cocoa. They wanted it with the fixin's, so I channeled my inner Starbuck's self and whipped up the below. The princess loved it... like slurped the whole thing down, loved it. The rockstar one found it to be too hot and never went back for it. He's too busy to slow down and smell the chocolate!
Friday, November 11, 2011
2) More land! ... this is a definite. A place where we can spread out, run wild, catch fireflies, play baseball, camp out in a tent, and look up at the stars- in our pj's, without the neighbors to get all nervous about about the random family roasting marshmallow's in their footy pjamer's.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
For thankful Thursday I am thankful for so many things in my life. For God's grace, for a job for my husband, for healthy children.... I could be here all day with my list-- and I have really enjoyed our Thankful cards that we are doing each day as well. We have had some highlights from the kids- namely Zack : Jesus dying for our sins, and for dad letting him play baseball. Or there is the Princess who trying to be "happy for" makeup each day or her flipflops (just like her mama), but has managed to squeeze in some good ones- mainly daddy or her book of Jesus and the Bible. Then there is the Rockstar who is thoughtful in his 2.5 years- he has given a shout out for his "tag"(tie), his cousin Chris, his daddy (a bunch), his buddy Mia... Basically each day it is someone he cares about. Sweet boy.
For me, though- I heard the sweetest, unprompted little conversation today between the girl and boy- " Are you my DF (ie BF, best friend)?" , "Yes, bubbie- all the days I am your DF", "I loves you." , "I loves you too- now let's hide from Mommy... hurry, hurry". And then I found them... all tucked away in corner of the playroom- giggling, thinking that they would never be found. I'm completely Thankful-thankful that they love each other and I pray they will forever be 'DF's".
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Monday, October 31, 2011
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Since birthing the Twinkies, the traveling has pretty much come to a screeching halt. As they are getting older, it is fun to start thinking about places that we may be able to go in the future- so when I saw my girl Leigh's post today, I knew I had to jump on board and get that travel bug flowing (well not exactly travel bugs, because those are gross- but you know what I mean!).
1) Bora Bora Tahiti- Ok, so this would be a Dra-eamm with my hubby. It just looks beautiful-- seriously, how more gorgeous can you get. I have visions of me ( a much skinny-er me) with an exotic flower behind my ear, sun burnt, trailing off to dinner on the beach with the handsome hub beside me. Ahh...2) California- I have loved hearing the stories of Mike's time he was stationed in cali-- perfect weather, fresh food, tons of stuff to do outdoors, and the scenery. I would love for someday to make this a reality.... and kids can be in tow for this one, lots of fun stuff for them here.
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