Tuesday, November 9, 2010

KiNdErGaRtEn HaLlOwEeN PaRtY!!

I survived!Boston's Kindergarten teadher is the best ever! I love her! I was room mom for the party and we had 4 stations and food. Storytime, by Lilys mom. So fun, Mad Scentist we made Ghost Guts. The recipe is: 1 cup glue (white elmers) food coloring, then mix it with 2/3 c warm water and 2 t Borax Laundry detergent.) the kids loved it. We had pin the eyeball on the ghost game, "Don't Eat Frank!", and a mummy wrap game where you just wrap prizes in toilet paper and re-wrap it and have the kids wrap their arm up like a mummy until they get to their prize then tear it and pass it to the next kid. We did crafts with cute halloween picture frames and a fun paper bat and tottsie pop spiders with pipe cleaner legs, fuzzy head and googly eyes. Then we make popcorn/candycorn monster paws in plastic hand bags with spider rings and ate snack mix of chocolate chex, honey chex, m&m's candycorns, white chocolate chips and pretzels. We ran out of time to frost cookies, and we had a mom mix-up to make witches brew to drink. But they all got fun goody bags with Halloween stuff that wasn't candy, since they are getting enough candy!

The Witches Out at Gardner Village

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monster Mash Birthday Bash!

My Brockie Bear turned 2! I can't even believe it. He had a Monster Party and all the creative ideas for this I got from a way talented blooger here. The whole family came over and some friends. We had a fun dinner and party and cupcakes! Brock is at my favorite age. He is starting to talk lots and is so funny and his little personality is such a goof! He always wants to be just like big brother. He is still way small and doesn't eat a thing still. Unless it is candy or some other junk! He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Elmo, being outside, and is a total dare devil, he will go 90 miles an hour down the fromt hill driveway on a scooter, fall over and totally biff it on the pavement and just laugh and get up and do it again. He walks along the back of the couch and will fall right off like it is nothing. He loves to make messes and get into everything! It is hard taking him shopping and out to eat. It seems like Boston was much better at this! Brock won't stay buckled in a cart or his stroller and will attempt to climb out right while you are moving! He doesn't care, he makes his escape like he is jumping out of a sppeding car! I am trying to grow his hair longer. I never could with Bos cuz his hair is much thinner. Brock still has kind of messed up teeth, but it's cute. And his incisors are so pointy he is like a vampire. Brock has brought us so much joy and is such a cutie sweetheart who still loves to snuggle with me and read books! Boston is a great big brother always willing to help out!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cashew Lime Chicken

This is what I am making for dinner tonight and it is one of my favorite recipes!
(From Quick Fix Meals by Robin Miller)I love this cookbook too.
1 cup rice, cooked
1 tsp peanut oil
1 tbsp peeled and minced ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 lbs chicken, in bitesized pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp finely grated lime zest
1 cup cashew pieces

Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, one minute.
Add chicken and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
Add salt and pepper and stir.
Add broth, hoisin, and lime, stir and bring to simmer.
Partially cover the pan and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce slightly thickens, about 8-10 minutes.
*You can cool this and refrigerate up to three days.
Serve chicken over rice and top with cashews.
My husband loved this the way it was, but next time I will use less broth and hoisin

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September VT Message

A darling red gingham lunch sack is filled with the message (of course), a recipe for Autumn Apple Crisp,two nutritious & delicious fruit leathers - all wrapped together with an apple wrap and a delightful sticker. The message is officially entitled, "Our Responsibility to Nurture the Rising Generation."
So, "Have all the ingredients ready to Nurture & Nourish the Rising Generation" is the title of our gift! And don't forget to "Feed them Spiritually!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

FaLL FaShIoN WiSh LiSt

Looking good & dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.~Oscar Wilde
Some new boots in a fun color:
Something military, yet feminine:
Some harem pants (am I the only one who likes this trend, I have a feeling I am, but they speak to me!):
A circle scarf:
A funky Cardigan:
A Statement Necklace:
A Quilted Patent Leather Handbag:
Something Animalistic:
A Skinny Belt: