Monday, January 28, 2008
Thanks so much! I'm honored, but please, introduce yourself! Tell me where you are from. How did you find me? I promise I'll lurk on your blog if you'll lurk on mine ;) And visit Heather's blog too, please! She is the one who introduced me to blog world!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
My Godmother gave me a wonderful cookbook for Christmas. It was put together by Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Allen, Texas. That's my other aunt and uncle's church. I flipped right to the back and found some neat stuff for kids. Click here or go to the column on the right, scroll down, and click on "fun stuff for kids" for my older posts. Come back later for "goop", "finger paint", "silly putty", "sticky slime", and more. If you have something you want to share, please click on "comments" and post yours with your link to your blog.
Enjoy and have fun with your kids!
6 c water
3/4 c corn syrup
2 c dishwashing liquid (Joy works best)
Mix together and let set 4 hours to let bubbles settle. Put the bubble solution in a shallow pan and use fly swatters as bubble wands.
Friday, January 25, 2008
This recipe has been moved to my cooking blog
Monday, January 21, 2008
I really think that before every new mom checks out of the hospital, they should issue her a hazmat suit AND give her a lesson in bloodborne pathogens because at one time or another, she will have to deal with hazardous materials. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being "baptized" shall we say by ALL, yes ALL but one of these lovely bodily fluids. How did it all start, let me recollect. As I was putting down the nursing baby to catch Caleb before he fell off of the Thomas table that we've told him a "million" times not to climb on, breastmilk dripped and Caleb fell and bumped his mouth on the storage tub. There's the blood. The baby spit-up as she was sleeping and when I wiped it, I noticed it was all down her face and in her hair. Off to the tub we went and while floating on her cool baby raft (yellow sponge), she released a little poopie. Then there was the normal case of snot and tears after a good long cry- Caleb's, not mine. And as I was again nursing the baby, she tee-teed and it ran out of the leg of her diaper and soaked through my pants and panties! So the only bodily fluid I did not face was vomit! So where does the sweat come in when it is 40 degrees outside? Well, from keeping up with all the kids of course! All in a days' work.
Monday, January 14, 2008
This morning Caleb was getting all the pans out and putting them on the table. Lauren asked me why he was doing that and I simply said, "He's a silly boy, crazy Caleb," to which Lauren replied, "Like Crazy Aunt Patty!" We had a good laugh. We love you Aunt Patty, thanks for being such a good sport about your nickname!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
We were very fortunate to have my mom come and help us for almost 2 weeks but we were even more blessed when my aunt, uncle, and cousins came to help us ring in the new year. Aunt Joanie is my Godmother and Aunt Joanie and Uncle Paul are Caleb's Godparents. Christy is a doctoral student at Duke (and Aggie grad), Megan is an education student at SFA, and Ryan is finishing high school. If I remember correctly, he wants to study architecture engineering....a great bunch. They are so wonderful with the kids, we never worry when the kids are with them. That's why we didn't even hesitate when they asked to take Lauren and Caleb out of the house for a few hours. After they had left I told Stephen that we've never let anyone take the kids somewhere before. They also took the kids outside to run amuck and they gave the kids a bath- not easy I assure you. We sure wish we lived closer to them so they could take the kids more often....no...I mean so we could see them more often!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Garlic and Lemon Roasted Chicken
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Crock Pot Deviled Chicken
Crock Pot Chicken Supreme
Crock Pot Enchiladas
Oven-Fried Chicken Chimichangas
Notice the Crock Pot theme? Throw it in the pot and you're done! Enjoy.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
2 T rubbing alcohol
drops of food coloring
Put pasta or rice in a zip lock container. Add alcohol then drops of food coloring until you get the desired color. Shake vigorously until all rice or pasta is coated. Spread out on wax paper to dry 20-30 minutes. Store in air-tight containers. Children can string noodle pasta for necklaces or bracelets. Teach patterns etc... look for different shaped pasta for variety.
very clean nickel
Pour whipping cream into a container with a lid. Add nickel. Seal container and shake vigorously for 15 minutes or longer until butter forms. Pour off liquid. Remove nickel. Remove butter onto a dish for serving or a container for storage in the refrigerator. Salt can be added before shaking as needed.
Monday, January 7, 2008
1 c flour
2 T cream of tartar
1 c water
1/4 c salt
1 envelope of unsweetened Kool-Aid
1 T vegetable oil
Measure carefully for best results. Mix dry ingredients in a sauce pan.
Stir in oil and water.
Stir over medium heat until mixture forms a ball away from sides of pan.
Because mixture is hot, carefully transfer to lightly floured board.
Allow to cool slightly.
Knead for one minute or until smooth.
Allow to cool completely and store in an air-tight container.
Friday, January 4, 2008
But I will be back soon with new recipes as well as wonderful recipes I've found on other blogs. I also have some kids' recipes like different Play-Dohs, etc....
Don't give up on me! Check back in a few days.