Friday, September 28, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I can't believe it has been almost a week since I last posted! We had a great visit with HH's mom last weekend. We had our normal Friday night activities at the church. On Saturday, we had a special live event through the internet with one of my favorite speakers, Beth Moore.
On Sunday, we had church and started our new Bible study by Beth Moore.
After such a busy weekend, we chilled for the small remainder of our weekend.
Tonight is Parent-Teacher Conferences from 4:00-8:00. Tomorrow, the students are off, and we have conferenes 8:00-12:00. I presently have no conferences scheduled for tomorrow, so I hope to get lots done.
(with fun orange sugar crystals for Halloween)
This chili is very mild. I asked HH if he would have guessed that it had pumpkin in it, and he said no.
My good friend from church requested that I make this for her birthday.
I'm in love with edible eyes. I must find more fun things to make with these throughout the year.
I was supposed to use kidney beans or cannellini beans, but I only had chickpeas. I told HH that we had "Hummus Soup."
On a funny note....
I got home from work Tuesday evening, and saw a clean sink. I smiled and thought to myself, "HH did the dishes. That was so sweet of him." About twenty minutes later, I realized that I had done the dishes at 5 AM, and had forgotten!!!
Friday, September 14, 2012
I mixed this up for Wednesday night, but should have read the directions. It didn't have enough time to cool as it should have. For best results, store in the refrigerator overnight.
Biscoff Puppy Chow
I made this for a friend who is going to Mayo to have a surgery next week. Most excellent road munching.
Gooey Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies
The teacher beside me helped herself to seconds, enough said.
This weekend is going to be busy. I'm trying to keep in high spirits. I have to be at the church tomorrow by 7 am. I'm not getting home from the church until 9:30 pm tonight. I also have a crockpot recipe, overnight casserole, and bundt cake to make. I think I may go back to work on Monday for some rest.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I baked these just a touch too long. I think they would have been better if I had shaved a minute off the cook time.
Dark Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies
I must have ground the Oreos too finely, because my cookies don't have the cool green feature that the ones in the link do.
Our Dinners the past few days:
I think I would not make these in the jumbo muffin tins again. I think the smaller ones with either hot dogs, lil smokies, or polish sausage bites would be better.
HH's mom is coming to visit today. We cleaned like mad yesterday evening.
In a proud teacher moment yesterday, I am teaching my kids about nonfiction and comprehension through this story Out of the Tornado. It was about the survival account of some fifth grade students in Henryville, Indiana. I was so impressed at their questions and display of empathy as I read the letters they wrote.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
This was good, but it was even better on the second day! I love great leftovers. :)
Wife Failure of the Night:
I forgot to cook HH dinner. I was so caught up in making cookies that it slipped my mind!
The other night I dreamt that there was a mountain lion on our screened in porch. I got really mad at HH for not shutting and locking the screen door in my dream. We have had mountain lions spotted in our area.
In my never ending quest to hog the bed, HH had to push me to gain some space back in the bed last night. He says that I said out loud, "You cracked my hip." I mumbled a bunch of other stuff, but that was clearly articulated.
My husband and I watched five episodes of LOST yesterday. It was a good day. We are in season 3, and interesting things keep happening to change our thinking.
I made Nutella Kiss Cookies yesterday afternoon. I have a serious love affair with Nutella.
Dinner was an appetizer recipe with rice. We had Brown Sugar Kielbasa Bites. I love that it only requires two ingredients, both of which I almost always have on hand.
I found this idea last week for the nuggets at my friend's daycare, and was finally able to make them this weekend. If you notice up front we have some ghetto fab cars with different color wheels. We didn't have enough of the same color of M&Ms.
I am bringing two items for church potluck today (sorry, no time for pictures):
This was amazing! The only thing that would have made it over the top was ice cream (as the website suggested!)
Rice a Roni Chicken Salad Sandwiches (These are made on King's Hawaiian Orignial Hawaiian Sweet Rolls!)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I love how these shirts turned out! HH was ready to wear his this weekend, but I gave him a pass since it was supposed to be close to 100 degrees this past Saturday. We will certainly be sporting them soon though.
We've also made our next big important decision as a couple. We've picked out our Halloween costumes for this year. We are going to be Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!
Quote of the Day from one of my students:
"Mrs. F, why is it when you tell stories you talk about yourself in third person?"
I love these babes....and darned if he wasn't right!