Thursday, March 19, 2009

Where have I been?!

Sorry I've neglected you my blog friends! It's March break! WEEEEEHOOOOO! We kicked it off with a free magic show at the library (magician-Al Bernard).Little Squdge took his own wand and had an opportunity to put it to use during the show! Great fun!

Mark, at our parent-child group told the story of the Gingerbread man (a much more humorous version than I remember-LOL!) so we had to go home and see how fast our gingerbread men could run! (Turns out not fast enough! YUM!)

The Master Chef at work!
Recipe from "The Gingerbread Man" retold by Jim Aylesworth

2 1/2c all purpose flour

1tsp baking powder

1/4 tps baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground allspice

beat together in another bowl:

1 egg

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

2/3 cup dark molasses

6Tbsp softened butter

Add dry ingredients to wet mixture until well blended. Cover and refridgerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 F.

Sift flour onto your board and your rolling pin as you work to keep the dough from sticking.Roll out a portion of dough 1/4 in. thick. Cut out your gingerbread man with a floured cookie cutter. Bake 8 min. or until slightly firm to the touch. Cool on rack.

Decorate and enjoy!

We decided to grow our own grass for spring! The plan is to tell three billy goats gruff again-maybe with some goats from the dollar store to munch on the grass! I'd also like to get

"A tiny seed" by eric carle, from the library.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hurray for Recycling!

Well, we NEVER win anything, but I think our luck is changing. Big Mister won a 42" TV! YAY! Anyway, The kids and I were excited by the possibilities the packaging held! I was able to use one of the boxes to make a felt board for the boy's room and they made charming 'bases' for their lego men out of the styrofoam! Very Cool! The large box may become something else, yet. (If we can salvage it from Dad and his lighter!)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday, March 2

Oh No.

What a lazy day here!! J-bird is home from school today and Big Mister is home from work. He has, as usual overworked himself and hit the wall. So I just can't seem to get anything done, but it's great to have everyone home.This is a picture of the freezing rain we got today. So it was a good day to stay in!

Gotta plan the meals for the week. I still haven't tried making pretzels but I want to give it a go!We are having ham tonight(leftovers)Tomorrow is chicken with M&M's chicken and rib sauce and I think I'll make up a three day salad to go with it. (recipe to follow)Wednesday will be spaghetti with garlic bread and three day salad. Thursday Chicken and rice and veggies. Friday friends are coming so I'm thinking Tacos. Oops-it's Lent so I better re-think that! Off to surf my favorite sites!