Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kevin's Grandmother's Goulash.......

 This is what's for dinner :)


I haven't posted what the weather looks like here in awhile, so I thought I would..LOL :)

Fall :)

Good Morning!
Today is Tuesday, and there was a little chill in the air:)
It was red, white and blue day at school today.  It was cute seeing all the kids so colorful at school.  My little boy knows, the Pledge of Allegiance by heart, I am so proud!
I have started decorating for fall, this is my fireplace.  Do you see those scarecrows standing on the ground, my MIL gave me those ...oh, how I adore scarecrows.  The ones sitting on my mantel I got at the dollar store, pretty good deal, huh?  I like to think of these scarecrows part of Fred's family...LOL.

You don't have to read on, the rest is me just writing about my son's allergy, I sometimes need to write about it, it helps me......

On another note, after I pack my son's lunch, I look over all the ingredients on everything, maybe three or five times, and then when I am home, I run it all through my head again, then sometimes panic sets in thinking I may have missed something.  Everytime the phone rings I jump.....Everyday I pick my son up from school is an accomplishment for both of us...I drive my son to school, and pick him up..I am sometimes in my car up to two hours a day, do to traffic and lines and buses and such.  You see, he is in Kindergarten and much too young to administer the Epi Pen if he needs it.  The buss can be the most unsafe place for him, peanut butter flying every where......when he is older, and can administer his own epi pen, Maybe he will be able to take the bus.  I don't mind driving him AT ALL, but he sees all the little kids on our street boarding the bus, and so wants to join them.  He understands why he can't. The Epi pen is with us at all times, it is with me until I walk him to the school doors, and then the nurse has another set for him when he enters the doors, he can never be without it, NEVER!!!  He wears a medic bracelet that has all this vital info on it....Grocery shopping is another adventure, I have to read every item's ingredients everytime.  This one bread I use to buy faithfully has now added a nut label, so now I have found another brand, Pepperidge Farm seems to be a great company that really caters to food allergies.  I had bought a hair treatment for my hair, this was awhile ago...and I could not read all the ingredients, (Now I carry a Magnifying glass with me)  I had to give the hair treatment away because it contained nut oil.....NUTS are in everything!

Monday, September 16, 2013


I hope everyone is having a great Monday!
After this week of school, my kids are home for a week for Fall Break, YaY!
I have been putting out my Fall decor little by little.  I just adore Fall!

The Doctor's messed up on my son's immunization card, oh boy!!!
Little Kevin was not a happy camper, and neither was I!!
We got it all fixed, so that was good!

I haven't always been a SAHM....there was a time in my life I worked full time.  I was a single mom, and did both the Mom and Dad job.  Anyway, my dear, sweet Boss, that helped me in so many ways, passed away this weekend.  So many memories flooded in my head about years gone by.  I adored him and his wife so much.  I called his wife and told her how I wish I could be there. I always liked to think of them as the heart of San Clemente:)

That is all for now XO

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

This is for you Jen :)

I bought these little guys at a consignment store last year :)  I was so excited to put them out!  Some of Fred's family...long lost relatives...LOL

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Sunday Recipe!

I got this recipe from a friend of mine that she posted on Facebook!  It was a hit!

Banana Pudding Cake


1 box yellow cake mix (& ingredients to make cake)
2 box (small) instant banana pudding...

4 c milk
8 oz whipped topping
20 vanilla wafers, crushed
sliced bananas - use your own judgment


1 Follow the direction on the cake mix box to prepare the actual cake. Prepare it in a 9 x 13" pan. When golden, remove from over and let cool for a few minutes.
2 When just slightly cooled, use the end of a wooden spoon (the handle end) to poke holes into the baked cake. Don't be shy; make the holes big enough for the pudding to seep into and go deep enough with the spoon that you hit the bottom of the pan.
3 Next, prepare your pudding mixture. Combine your 4 cups of milk and the instant pudding mix; whisk until fully combined and there are no lumps.
4 Now it's time to fill those holes! Pour the pudding mixture over the entire cake, taking care to get it into all your holes. Use the spoon to help really get it into the cake and spread evenly.
5 Refrigerate for about two hours... or until set. Top with whipped topping, crushed vanilla wafers and sliced banana! Serve and enjoy. (Refrigerate any leftovers.)