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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Winter Past Times

 Recently SSP and BAP have discovered the fun of ice skating. Maybe they have a future in the Olympics. Thank goodness for hand-me-downs. They are both skating very well for being only their 2nd or 3rd time on the ice. This winter has been perfect.  The ice is pretty solid and the weather has been gorgeous.  I think I may have to find some skates for myself and husband next winter or later this season. 



As well as ice skating the boys have had a blast making tunnels in the snow and sledding to their hearts' content.  They especially loved doing this with their uncles when they came home for Christmas break. It warms my heart to seeing them having so much fun.  





Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy (belated) St Patrick's Day

Yesterday we celebrated St Patrick's Day (even though we are not Irish).  Just something fun to do. I made Corn Beef and Cabbage.  It was great. We did still celebrate some on St Patrick's Feast Day. We had friends over for dinner....the boys enjoyed green macaroni and cheese (as well as their own version of Leprechaun Hunt (as Lego Ninja Warriors).  It was so cute.   They had all the neighbor kids joining in the fun and excitement. (I wish I had a picture of the whole posse,)



Corned Beef & Cabbage

2.25lbs seasoned corned beef
1 1/4 cups apple juice
7 red potatoes, washed and quartered
1 karge onion, (cut into 1/8ths)
3 large carrots, peeled and chunked
1 large head cabbage, chunked

Place potatoes in the bottom of greased crockpot.  Top with carrots. Place corned beef on top of that (fat side up).Onions on top of that. Pour apple juice into the pot. Cook on LOW for 8hours. Then put cut up cabbage top and cook for another 4hours on LOW.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Life Update

Fun Date Night at the school auction

Opening presents in the morning
(Daddy's birthday)

Celebrating birthdays at a Brew Fest

Doing puzzles while staying home from school 
(ear infection and cough)

Keeping up on homework while staying home
(croup and cough)


Monday, January 9, 2017

When You Have Snow Outside...Must Make Some For Inside

Winter is definitely here.  We have SO MUCH snow. I am actually getting sick of it. Today I thought I would try and make some yummy snowball treats for the boys after school snack....Popcorn balls.



Popcorn "SnowBalls"
adapted from: http://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2014/04/popcorn-snowballs/

1/4 margarine
1 (10oz) bag mini marshmallows

1/2 cup (unpopped popcorn - pop in an air popper (place in a large bowl)
1 cup M-Ms

In a large non-stick pan melt margarine. When it is almost fully melted stir in the marshmallows. Coat them with the melted margarine.  Continue stirring until just melted and smooth.  Pour over popcorn; stir to coat. Toss in the M-Ms. Stir. With buttered/greased hands, form popcorn mixture into 15 balls. Place on parchment paper to completely cool. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry and Blessed Christmas

Merry and Blessed Christmas from our family to yours. May God richly bless you today on the day of His blessed birthday.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Turkey Day (to many turkeys)!



Happy Thanksgiving to ALL our family and friends.  We are thankful for each and every one of you. BAP and SSP had a Thanksgiving party on Tuesday.  I came up with a quick and easy dessert for their classes (26 turkeys each). These treats are very cute and tasty too.

Turkey Turkey
adapted from: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/tom-turkeys

1 (12oz) pkg chocolate chips, melted
1 (11oz) pkg traditional candy corn
52 fudge stripped cookies
6T butter
1 (small) bag mini marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies

In a non-stick pan melt butter.  Add marshmallows, stirring while on medium-low until mostly melted and gooey.  In a large bowl fold together the rice krispies and marshmallow mixtures until all combined.  Form into small balls (about 26). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place 26 cookies (stripes side down) on there. place a drop (avout 1/2t worth of melted chocolate on top). Press in 2 candy corn pieces so the skinny end is in the midde. Top with rice krispie ball. Press in a beak. On the other cookies place more melted chocolate on half cookie. Press in 5 more candy corn to create a half circle. Let harden.  Add a little more chocolate to bottom of that circle; press into the turkey back.