Monday, September 19, 2011


HH was visiting with a couple and they had their neighbors over.  One of the men works with me at the school.  He said I was noticably absent because he didn't have any treats on his desk!

Eclair Cake

Chocolate Chip Trifle

I think I am making this on Wednesday night....

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

I have to get a crown.  The good news is that she doesn't think I need a root canal.  I go back in October.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What I've Been Making...

Chicken Broccoli Supreme

HH loved this.  He said it was one of my best creations.  The only down side of this dish was it required a lot of different pans, which means a lot of dishes.  It made for tasty leftovers the next two days for lunch.

This was awesome!  I shared it with my co-workers.  I was worried that I didn't do the "streusel" part right, but it came out just fine.  HH said, "I don't get to have any right?"  It made me feel bad.  Who cares if there is a piece missing when I take it to work?  I cut him a piece, and he was super happy.

Rice Crispy Treats (Funfetti Style):
I made this for the kids on Friday, and it was well received.  One of them said, "It takes like cake."  It has 3/4 cup of Funfetti Cake Mix in the treat.  I didn't try them.

Knock Off Zuppa Toscana

I did add fennel seed, along with more chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.  I wanted to substitute the spinach for kale, but the grocery store didn't have it.  This soup was better than Olive Garden's version.  I'm glad I learned how to make it myself!  The girls came over for a movie tonight, and we all agreed it was great comfort food!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
I forgot to take a picture of them!  I gave these out to my co-workers as well.  I forgot to put the oil in them, so I think they will be better the next time I make them. 

One lady at work stares holes through me.  She is rude, and has no general social skills.  I sent her down a muffin via one of my students.  We have a meeting shortly after to which she brings the muffin, and proceeds to give it to another co-worker in front of me.  I'm not saying you have to love everything I send, but just put it in the trash or privately give it to another co-worker if you don't want it.  It was rude.  I'm not making another thing for her. 

The other day, the same lady was making copies.  I was waiting in line for the copier, so I asked her how her weekend was.  *Insert crickets chirping.*  She waits for OVER A MINUTE (yes, I watched the clock), before she quickly says, "Fine."  No other comment. 

HH had to go to a business meeting four hours away in the middle of nowhere.  One of the guys said he hoped to meet me at the next meeting.  I'm all about supporting my husband, but there is NO purpose for me going to this type of meeting.  He explained that I have back troubles, and long rides in the car aren't that good for me.  For a long car ride, it better to get some CITY time!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Trucking Along

I am glad it is Friday.  I've had a full week for sure! 

The "best" part of the week was Wednesday night...

I felt a jagged spot on one of my molars.  I had HH look at it to which he replies, "Oh my word."  Not what I wanted to hear.  His facial expressions didn't help.  He said that the tooth was gray and black.  I was at the dentist in January, so it has surfaced since this.  When I was getting ready for bed, I was brushing my teeth, and felt that about 1/3 of the tooth was gone.  I'm not in any pain, but I am worried about what they are going to do to it.  I don't mind a crown/root canal....but I don't want them to pull it.  I will be going on Monday to get it fixed.

I made this Pizza Dip recipe this week.

I've started this year doing a team building activity.  I'm really enjoying watching the kids interact with one another.  This week they had to design an advertisement for a vacation to the moon.  They were so creative and really did work together.

The girls are coming over to my house tomorrow night.  I have not decided what I'm going to make yet. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Blog, New Recipes to Try

I discovered Brown Eyed Baker today....and boy are there some amazing recipes on her site I want to try....


Chicken Spread

Taco Dip

Sausage Dip

Ranch Pretzels

There is a lot of exploring to do on this site.  I know I will have more posts soon. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Grasshopper Pie

I had to make this twice.  I couldn't figure out why the pudding wouldn't set.  I bought the cook 'n serve Jello pudding not the instant.  I was really happy with how cute it turned out!

Lime Bars

Thanks to Get Off Your Butt and Bake!

Our Trip to The Badlands...

This is a platter that our Sunday School class back in Kentucky had made for us.  It was supposed to be a parting gift, but was not ready in time.  It was so awesome to get this from a group of people that had greatly impacted our lives.

Almost all the pictures I took were at Crazy Horse.  I got caught up in things at camp, and didn't take much of anything else worth sharing. 

I've Read a Few Good Books Lately...

Do Something That Matters

Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children

My plan was to sleep in today.  I went to bed about 10:30, and was wide awake at 4:30.  I feel a nap in my future.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Regularity Soon, I Promise

I saw this tonight, and wanted to share.

HH's mom and aunt have been here visiting, so that has changed up my evening schedule.  We leave at 5:45 in the morning to take the sixth grade students camping.  We will get back Friday evening.