Thursday, October 29, 2009


Today and tomorrow, I have a lot of work to do, to get ready for my get together on Saturday. Everyone is going to bring something so it should be a lot of fun.

I need to get the guest bathroom all clean. Mop the kitchen and hardwood. Spot clean my carpet AGAIN! So much to do, so little time...LOL.

There is no school the rest of the week, so that is nice.

Well, I have to get started. Time for another cup of coffee, and then on to cleaning:)

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Never Ending Laundry!

This is the picture I said I would post~~~~Mounds and mounds of laundry, and when I took this picture, I still had another load in the wash and one in the dryer. I did it though, I finished every stitch of laundry:)

....I did all this while chasing a very active and cute little 2 year old...LOL. Do you notice this picture is blurry, he was on the move:)

Yesterday, I took my chicken carcass and made a stock for a later time. My home smelled so good. I also made these cute little sugar cookies. It was a package I got at the store, the cookies were shaped like little pumpkins. I would have taken a picture, but I went outside with them and there were about 10 neighbor kids that ate them up...LOL.

Tony is on an adventure with a friend. He is going to a concert and taking the train up, this should be very exciting for him. His friend's sister is then going to drive them home after the show. Alexis is going to a birthday party today. Kevin is working, so that just leaves me and little Kevin, we will play and I will putter and clean, and then play, and so on.

October sure went fast. I am having a get together on the night of Halloween. A few couples will be coming over. It isn't a costume party, just a dinner party with good food:) Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I am not leaving blogland, I promise, I am just having a hard time adjusting computer time with a very curious two year old:) I do have a picture of what I have been up to today and yesterday. I will post a picture shortly and you will laugh...LOL.

Tonight's dinner will be roasted Chicken, with all the fixings.

Last night I made fried pork, napa cabbage with mushrooms, white beans, salad, and homemade dinner rolls.
I am on laundry detail today.

Little Kevin just absolutely LOVES to be read too. It is precious.

Happy Thursday, and I will be back with a picture.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Saturday:)

Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday.
I just spot cleaned my carpet...AGAIN!

Hamburger Gravy is what is on the menu tonight.

I got my very own Costco card yesterday. I had one before, but let it expire for some reason. I am so happy, I love that store!!!!


It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT today. A/C is on.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Computer Time!

Well, I am going to have to change my computer time. Little Kevin is actually napping at this moment so I can hop on here real quick. His naps are few and far between lately and being two he is into EVERYTHING, so I have to have a very watchful eye on him right now. My home is baby proofed pretty well, but he can actually find danger in the most innocent of things. So, I am going to have to do my postings at night when my husband is home to watch him for me, until he grows out of this very curious stage, and starts napping better.

It has been raining here for the last couple of days, and I am LOVING it!!

...and yes, I will post about my Chicken and Dumplings, I promise.

I just wanted to get on here real quick and let all my friends know what is up:)

Have an awesome Wednesday, and I will be back either later tonight, or tomorrow night!!!

Miss you!!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Happy Thursday.
Yesterday, I tried a new bread recipe, it looked really good in the picture, and the recipe looked very simple.

Click to see the recipe

Well, this is how my bread turned out, doesn't look anything like the picture on the recipe card....LOL. It tastes good though, but it did not rise as much as the bread in the picture.

Here are a couple tomatoes I got off my Topsy Turvy! They are sooo big. I have nothing bad to say about the Topsy Turvy. In fact I will do it again next year along with cucumbers. What caused my Topsy Turvy to not do so well, were those dreaded Horn worms, they totally ruined my plant, and before my husband and I could figure out what to do, they had done quite a bit of damage, and my beautiful plant, never was able to recuperate:( She did produce tomatoes, just not as many as it was supposed too. I will know what to do next time, and be prepared.

....and this is my son with his new haircut:) My husband buzzed his hair. He looks so cute with those big eyes.

Cinnamon sugar all over his mouth...LOL
Tonight's dinner, will be Chicken and Dumplings!!!
Laundry is getting done too, Yay!

Happy Thursday:)

Friday, October 02, 2009

Welcome October!

It's Here, It's Here!!! Welcome October and my absolute favorite time of year:) I just adore Fall and everything it entails!

It is actually starting to be chilly in the mornings and evenings. It is still warm during the day, but hopefully it will start cooling off then too. I am so excited to start all the fall cooking and baking. With all your help, I have great ideas, on what to make:) I am going to try a new bread recipe, I will let you know if it is a hit or miss. It looks really good on paper, but we shall see. Happy Friday everyone!!

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Last night, for an entree, I made a Potato Leek soup that I got off the Internet. It was such a great hit, that by the time I thought about taking a picture it was all gone. So if you are wanting to make a very easy soup, that is soooo good and comforting, try this recipe:)
(Photo and recipe is courtesy of SimplyRecipes )

Potato Leek Soup Recipe
3 large leeks, cut lengthwise, separate, clean. Use only the white and pale green parts, chop.
2 Tbsp butter
2 cups water
2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)*
2 lbs potatoes, peeled, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
Marjoram - dash
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Tabasco sauce or other red chili sauce
Salt & Pepper
*If cooking gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free broth.

1 Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper in a medium sized sauce pan. Cover pan, cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Check often. Do not brown leeks! Browning will give leeks a burnt taste.

2 Add water, broth, and potatoes. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Scoop about half of the soup mixture into a blender, puree and return to pan. Add marjoram, parsley, and thyme. Add a few dashes of chili sauce to taste. Add some freshly ground pepper, 1-2 teaspoons salt or more to taste.

Serves 4-6.


It's a busy day here, in my household, all the kidlets are still sick~~~This cold just hangs on.
Tonight's dinner is going to be chicken. Last night, I made pork chops and peas and carrots. Stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, salad served first, Potato Leek soup served second and then the meat and veggies. It was a good dinner. Now tonight, I am going to try a new dish, I bought some penne pasta, and I am going to add a can of spicy tomatoes that I got at the store, served next to the chicken:)

Well, I am just trying to keep my household picked up, and taking care of the littles. Happy Thursday!