Friday, March 18, 2011

Finally A New Post

I haven't posted in a long time, because I got kind of frustrated with trying to post pictures. I'm not sure if it was me, or if there was a problem the day I tried. I got frustrated and I thought this isn't enjoyable.

I read a lot of blogs and have been surprised by some of the things I have read in the last few months, so I thought I would tell you what kind of person I am not. Ready? This could possibly upset some people but, I just have to say these things.

I'm not someone who spends $60.00 a week on groceries and then buys a $1,200.00 front loading washing machine and dryer.

I'm not someone who adopts two brothers form another country and then gives one of the brothers away.

I'm not someone who gets take out for me and my husband but, feeds the kids leftovers.

There is probably more. That's all I can think of now.
Let me tell you who I am.

I am someone who loves to cook and I probably spend to much money on groceries but, we eat good homemade food.

I am someone who loves my kids and would never give them away.

I do usually eat out on Friday nights with my kids.

I'm a whole lot more than that but,that's a good start.

Friday, October 22, 2010

BUSY

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. We have had a ton of stuff happening around here.
My husband was out of work which was bad but, we were able to do somethings
we haven't had time to do. He put down laminate flooring, refaced and built new cabinet
doors. He did such a good job I will post pictures later.
I have also been doing some sewing. This week I've made three shirts. Not an easy feet for
me because I've only been sewing since last fall but, skirts are easy. Gotta run for now I will
post some pics of all things we've been up to.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Recipes Kind Of

In my last post I showed a picture of garlic ham and cheese rolls and cream cheese danish. I didn't post the recipes because it was just something I made on the fly because I had all that dough. Anyway so here is what I did.

Cream cheese danish
Filling:

1/2 of an eight oz package of cream cheese
1/4 cup of sugar
1 egg (I had a very small banny egg. I would not use all of a large egg)
1/2 tsp vanilla flavoring

In a bowl add softened cream cheese,sugar, egg and vanilla stir to combine.
Roll dough into rectangle. Spread with cream cheese filling.Roll up and slice.
Place in a greased baking dish (they should be touching) bake at 350 about 20 minutes
or until brown and done.

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbls milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir adding more or less milk to get a glaze consistency. Spread on rolls once they have cooled slightly.


Garlic Ham and Cheese Rolls

Roll dough into a circle brush with melted butter with chopped garlic in it. Cut dough into wedges like cresent rolls layer with a piece of ( I used sandwhich ham) sprinkle with cheese. Roll up each wedge place on greased pizza pan brush with more garlic butter and sprinkle with more cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Friday Night Pizza

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My mom and my nephew came over Friday and we made pizza it was yummy. Everyone made their own pizza. The pizza crust recipe makes three very large pizza's, so we made cream cheese danish and garlic ham and cheese rolls. We also went fishing which was fun even though we didn't catch anything and it was 1,000 degrees. So here is the recipe.


  • Pizza Crust For 3 Very Large Pizzas
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbls yeast
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 cups of flour (Mix in whole wheat if you like)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • Your favorite toppings
  • Dissolve yeast in water and add oil sugar and salt. After yeast is bubbly, add flour. No need to knead or let rise.
  • Divide dough into 3 portions or into smaller golf ball sized pieces and make your own individual pizzas. Top with sauce mozzarella cheese, your favorite toppings and parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 degrees 10-12 minutes.
Check out Tasty Tuesday for more great recipes.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Figs

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We have three fig trees in our yard. I don't like to eat them raw, but they make fabulous preserves.Gathering fruit in my own yard works for me.



                                                    

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How We Home School



We decided to withdraw our son from public high school in April. I don't really want to get into the reason except to say I should have done it a long time ago. I've read a lot of blogs by moms who home school, but I didn't think it was something I could do. I also didn't think he would like it because he is a very social child. I have to say he has been very good about the whole thing and has tried very hard. This whole thing is new to us, but we seem to be getting in a good routine. I have been trying to find a good schedule for us and right now we do school Monday through Thursday. So far this seems to be working very well. If we have appointments we just work around them and either do school before or after. We have been schooling since April without a break. I'm trying to decide how to do this break thing, there never seems to be a good place to stop. I would like to do six weeks of school with a two week break. I will have to see how this works out with the holidays that will be coming up, also maybe next year we won't do it in the summer because of all the canning and gardening that I have to do. I still have a lot to figure out but so far so good.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Big Comfy Couch

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I never buy new furniture. One reason is because most furniture is so poorly made it doesn't last or it goes out of style. The last time I bought new furniture was when the kids were small and I swore I wouldn't do it again. I found this couch at the habitat restore for an unbelievable $20.00 dollars. Even though it doesn't match my other couch it exactly it blends with all the other things in the room. Next time you need new furniture or most anything else try to buy used first.