Menu Plan July 5

Last week, we didn’t have the crockpot Cantonese sweet and sour chicken.  When I looked at the fridge on Friday morning, I noticed we had lots of left-overs.  So I decided that Friday night was left-over night.  It’s going to be a semi-busy week.  The boys have enjoyed attending various Vacation Bible Schools so I haveContinue reading “Menu Plan July 5”

July Meals

Later this month, hubby and I are taking a long deserved trip by ourselves to St. Louis. We have not had a vacation by ourselves since before the boys were born so I think it’s been long enough. The Wee One tells us that we are going on a date. Both of the boys areContinue reading “July Meals”

Pretzel chocolate chip cookies

I enjoy reading murder-mysteries.  One of my favorite authors is Joanne Fluke.  The main character in her books is Hannah Swenson.  Hannah has a knack for finding dead bodies which drives her mother absolutely batty.  With the help of her mother, sisters, and friends, she investigates murders.  Since Hannah owns a cookie shop, the authorContinue reading “Pretzel chocolate chip cookies”

A Year Ago Today

A year ago, yesterday I read online that a teenager had drowned.  They had not released the name at that time but my gut feeling told me that I knew the teenager.  So I went to my in-laws for dinner wondering who had drowned.  By the time I got home, they released the name ofContinue reading “A Year Ago Today”

Homemade pizza

For the longest time, the Imaginative One would not even touch a piece of pizza. A few weeks ago, he decided he needed to see if his taste buds had changed. He discovered that he does like cheese pizza so that makes meal planning easier because I know he will eat it if I makeContinue reading “Homemade pizza”

S’Mores Snack Mix

I saw this recipe on another new blog (at least to me) called Mommy’s Kitchen.  Since it was both looked easy to make and yummy, I knew I needed to try it. Today we were going out to a local outdoor mall to play in the water fountain.  I decided to pack our lunch and knew that theContinue reading “S’Mores Snack Mix”

Snickerdoodle muffins

At Christmas time, I love making Snickerdoodles especially with green and red baking sugar instead of regular grandulated sugar.  So when I saw a recipe for Snickerdoodle muffins on a new blog (at least for me), I knew that I needed to make them.  Today provided a great opportunity to make them.  I was goingContinue reading “Snickerdoodle muffins”

Is it my birthday?

Ever since January, the Wee One has asked me if it was his birthday yet?  I would tell him no and then would tell him how many more months until his birthday.  When June came, he would ask everyday instead of just every once in a while.  We would talk about how many more daysContinue reading “Is it my birthday?”

Easy Peasy BBQ chicken

This really isn’t a recipe.  Instead it’s a method.  I take chicken pieces – legs, breasts, thighs, or wings – and place them in the crockpot.  Then I take a bottle of bbq sauce and pour it over the chicken.  Then I cook the chicken all day on low (6 to 8 hours).  The chickenContinue reading “Easy Peasy BBQ chicken”