Tuesday, April 23, 2013

THIRD Snow Day in April!!!

We had a three day weekend that turned into an unexpected four day weekend!  There was no snow last night when we went to bed, and this morning there was a good four to six inches.  
I went this past weekend to a conference in Deadwood.  I went down a day early because I wanted some city time.  I didn't take any pictures, but I'll post some once I get them off Facebook from other attendees.  
Rolo Stuffed Monkey Bread
I made this for a Reading Awards Dinner we had at the school.
Windy City Crescent Rolls (for my friends at the Telephone Authority)

Eclair Cake (for my friends at the Bank)

Snow Day Netflix Watching...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Delightful Night

S more Crescent Rolls

S'more Pretzel Bites

I didn't dip these in chocolate, but now I see why the recipe creator did.  They were pretty messy, and dipping would have made for a better presentation.

Chili Cornbread Bake

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels "Pimped Out Pretzels"

HH converting wasted space into shelves so that I can buy more cookbooks!

What the room looked like after HH turned it upside down looking for a tax form:

For the first time ever, we had to file an extension.  The CPA said it could be done by the 15th, but wasn't able to do so.

What I'm Reading Now:
I should be finished by tomorrow night!

Two Hour Delay tomorrow.  19 Days of School Left.  Feeling the beginning of a cold coming on.  Benadryl time, then BED!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Snow Days and Dinner Guests

We had two surprise snow days this month.  I think this happened because I laughed at my principal last year when she was worried that we might not be able to complete our state testing if a spell of snow came in.  Also, on Sunday after church, I told HH it was almost time for him to get those window AC units back out and installed.  

HH in his snow boots:

The time off lead me to being able to read a book that I've been waiting to be delivered to my Kindle for six months.  

I also made:

Bacon Garlic Cheddar Crackers

Toffee Snickerdoodle Rice Krispies (for my friends at the bank)

We had friends over for dinner.  I told HH it had been a bit since we had gotten together with them, and I was missing them.  HH told me how he likes when we have people over to our house, because that is something he didn't get to do a lot growing up.

To add to the crazy adrenaline that we usually have in getting things ready for guests, we had TAXES. I had almost all of our paperwork together (we are so last minute this year), and was only missing our 2012 tax folder.  Each year, the lady who prepares our taxes sends them to us in a special white folder.  I have them all.  HH torn apart our one room that is a catch all.  The room I promised to him we would get clean once and for all this summer.  He came back after about 15 minutes (I'm cooking for our guests), and says he couldn't find it.  I tell him it has to be in there, there is no way I would throw that away.  He goes back to search again.  After another ten minutes or so, he comes back out and says, "A thought occurs to me, since we haven't filed our 2012 taxes yet, could it be that we are looking for the 2011 folder."  

Sigh.  "Yes, I say."  It was in the very first place I looked before I enlisted HH's help.  He was so happy to have found it, and wasn't upset in all the wasted looking.  Love him.

Black Bean, Chicken, and Pineapple Enchiladas

Sweet Onion Cornbread

Cookie Butter Bars

An answer from one of my student's papers:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Baptism Sunday

Cinnamon Puppy Chow

Orange Frosted Brownies

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Here I am holding one of the twins.  I love the dress she is in!

We had 3 baptisms and a baby dedication today.  Here are a few pictures from the baptisms.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Testing Week One

I love my little testing zombies!  I had these glasses leftover from Halloween.  We put them on after taking our Reading test the other day.

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Blondies

Banana Cake with Coffee (Mocha) Icing

Pistachio Cake Mix Cookies

We ended the week with an engagement dinner for two members of our church.  Here is a picture of HH leaving the event...

Our Easter Dinner

Chinese Coleslaw
Greek Easter Bread

Asparagus Swiss Cheese Strata
Tres Leches Cake

I didn't take a picture of this.  I got busy and forgot.  The cake tasted great, but it was not a true Tres Leches cake like I have had in restaurants.  I dumped all the ingredients in together, and didn't follow through the instructions. 

Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb

The leg of lamb recipe was "too simple."  What I wasn't counting on was the lamb's natural flavor.  This was great!

Table Setting

Two of our guests were not able to be at the celebration.  They had to take care of property that belonged to them in another part of the state.  HH drew their likeness, and we set a place for them anyhow.  Very fun!

We played an April Fool's Day joke on our guest.  HH placed about 100 mini marshmallows on top of our ceiling fan.  We asked her to turn in on because it was hot.  The marshmallows started pelting out.  It was a great laugh.

Monday, April 1, 2013


HH and I were able to go to Bismarck for two days, and it was a great trip!

Sunday Morning Picture:

Overnight Banana Stuffed French Toast

Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute 

I was out of Cream of Chicken soup to make a dip for HH.  This recipe worked great!

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies