Friday, September 01, 2017

A Day Off - Binge Watching, Cleaning and Organizing

Today I had a day off from work!  Not only did I binge watch 10 episodes of The Mindy Project but was able to get I few things done as well.  That's about 5 hours of binging.  I did take a shower too!  Episode 14 of Season 4 got to me!  All is good though!  What else did I do?  I cleaned of course!  I also started on one project and got my linen closet organized.

I started on a wreath for Nicks new apartment



I have a very small linen closet.  I watched a video on  how to roll a

 towel spa style and it takes up less room!  



All and all an enjoyable day!  Except one thing.  The anxiety I felt of not being able to help my oldest son out of a jam.  He is OK, nothing serious.  It is so hard not to jump in the car and not save the day!  That is being a mom a guess.  Here's to all the mom's who came before me!  Especially mine!  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

First Day of School

This is the first time in 20 years I do not have a child in school.  No back to school shopping, no school supplies, no yelling to get up out of bed and no lunches made in the morning.  Also......no 100 sheets of paper and forms coming home that first day!   Cherish those moments while you can!  You may miss some but not all.  What I won't miss is the first day of school traffic! 

   I am proud to say that Dennis and I have raised 3 really great kids into adults! 

 I love them all so much and cannot wait until we are all together again!  



Thursday, August 06, 2015

Pasta Making!


My son Jack loves Fettuccine Alfredo!  Instead of buying it in a box,  I made fresh pasta!  It was so different then store bought!  Unfortunately he does not like homemade sauce.  I used jar sauce but the pasta was so good it did not matter!  The pasta machine is an Atlas.  It was a wedding gift 25 years ago.  I need to use it more!  Most kitchens will have the ingredients for fresh pasta in their kitchen - all purpose flour and eggs!  

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa


I made this salad on Sunday!  It is delicious and so easy!  I usually use Cous Cous but wanted to try Quinoa.  I used the Aldi brand of Quinoa, Simple Nature, and the recipe was on the back of the bag.  Here is the recipe!

1 cup Quinoa - cook according to directions.  Let chill in the fridge for about an hour.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Fresh mint
I added fresh diced cucumber, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.  I don't add a specific amount, as much as you like!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Version of Bread Pudding




A couple of months ago a made a pound cake.  I put it in two separate bread tins as they were going to be gifts.  Needless to say they did not turn out well. It tasted good but fell apart.   I was able to salvage half of one as a gift but the rest went in the freezer.  I took the chunks of pound cake out this weekend and made bread pudding with it!  It was delicious!  I just used your basic bread pudding recipe - 4 eggs, some milk, a couple tablespoons of sugar and some cinnamon.  I did not put any vanilla in it because the pound cake was already tasty!



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cookie Memories

Last night we attempted to make cookies!  We were able to get two different kinds of cookies made.   It was a little crowded but fun!  I will finish up on the other cookies today.  We started late last night and ran out of time!  
Jack and Sammie working together.
 
Sister in Law Sarah taking a sip break!

Sammie thinks she knows it all!  

Billy and Heather get in on it!

That's how you do it! 

Sand Tarts




Crispy! 

Jack is looking for Christmas music! 

Still looking......

It looks like Heather is doing all the work!
Chow Mein Noodle Cookie

Recipe for Chow Mein Noodle Cookie
  • Melt chocolate chips or butterscotch
  • mix noodles with chips
  • drop clumps on waxed paper
  • let dry
  • we mixed a little peanut butter with the butterscotch