Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
We went to see Cur*ous George LIVE! yesterday and had so much fun! In March, we took E to see another show at this same venue. Now that she's a bit older, I think she understood the concept of a live show a bit more....she had such a great time watching George through her new binoculars and bopping to the music! Fun times with our sweet girl...
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
E's class had their big Thanksgiving feast yesterday, complete with storytime, crafts, a big meal, a surprise birthday cake for E's teacher - whose birthday was Tuesday - and so much more. E had so much fun that she cried when it was time to leave to come home! Such fun times with my girl!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Often, after dinner, E colors in a coloring book, draws her own creations on blank paper, practices writing letters in one of her many workbooks or some other "art paper" activities (her word for it). Last night, after coloring for a while, she handed me one of her markers and told me she wanted me to help her make a list. She asked me to "write down these things I am telling you....I need to tell you the things I am thankful for."
Friday, November 13, 2009
Warning: This stuff is so good and so addictive! We like it better than packaged cracker jacks or similar sweets, because it's not as sticky and there's not an overwhelming amount of "goo" on the popcorn. I used almonds in the batch I made, in place of the peanuts, because that is what we had on hand. So yummy!
CARAMEL POPCORN (CRACKER JACKS)
Recipe from COOKS.COM
4 quarts popped corn (I used a regular bag of microwave lightly salted popcorn)
1 16 oz container peanuts (optional, or use almonds or your favorite nut)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 250°F degrees.
Measure 1 cup of light brown sugar into a medium saucepan (with high sides) and stir in 1 stick of butter, 1/4 cup of corn syrup and a pinch of salt.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly (set timer for 2 minutes).
Remove saucepan from heat and quickly stir in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and vanilla (mixture will foam up). Stir mixture down.
Using a pot or bowl which is large enough to hold all of the popped popcorn, combine popcorn and hot mixture, stirring and tossing to mix thoroughly using a large spoon greased with butter. Add peanuts (optional). When pouring liquid over popcorn be careful because the mixture is HOT.
When thoroughly mixed, spread the coated popcorn on a greased baking sheet. Do not overload the baking sheet; bake in multiple batches if necessary.
Bake 15 minutes at 250°F; turn over using a silicone spatula and bake another 15 minutes.
Allow to cool thoroughly and store in air-tight containers in a cool place.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Hubby and I received free cloth, reusable bags from The Green Bag Lady at the Live Green in Plano earlier this year. Since that time, we've been following Teresa's activities through her blog.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
E had so much fun at this year's fall carnival at our church. It's so special to me to take her to this event, because I grew up going to the same event, in the same gymnasium, playing many of the same games. This year was also my first year to work the event as a "school mom". Hubby and I took turns working at the Lollipop Tree. Such a fun event and a fun tradition!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
For several months, E has been trying to figure out how to tell time. She can read numbers off of a digital clock like a pro.....a traditional clock with a "face"? A bit more tricky, but we're working on it...
Sunday, November 1, 2009
2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans cream of potato soup
1 (16 oz.) can Veg-All (I substituted a small bag of frozen peas and carrots - I cooked them in the microwave and drained them)
2 c. chicken, cooked and diced (give or take....turkey would be great too or even ham!)
1/2 c. milk (I wish I'd used a bit more, to make it more soup-y)
Seasoned salt or other seasonings to taste - garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper
2 (9 inch) frozen pie crusts, thawed - or make your own...
1 egg, slightly beaten
Combine soup, veggies chicken, milk, and seasonings. Spoon into pie crust. If using frozen crust, remove one crust from the pie pan and use to cover top of pie. Crimp edges to seal. Slit top crust and brush with egg. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.