Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
To tell you how much fun we had, let me say that many of us agreed we needed Guilty Pleasures day at least twice a month!
The movie was so funny I cried. Plus it helped to be with a bunch of great friends! I could not find whatever website it is that will give you a short rundown of the film, but you can find the trailers online if you haven't seen them. I even think the men in the audience enjoyed it!
After the show we headed to Casper's for some great ice cream, much more laughing, some crazy stories, and a spectacular view of a full moon (you know who you are)! We tried to take some pictures but we were all laughing so hard we couldn't get any good ones. Seriously, it's like ghost faces...lol.
Ok, well so much fun! Go see the movie!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
(The pitcher is my new find from Ross...$9.99)
Draw a chalk racetrack on the sidewalk or driveway so your speed racer can zip around it on her trike or other ride-on.
Create a backyard obstacle course for a toy lawn mower or set one up in the living room for a play vacuum cleaner.
My girls love both!
Okay, let's be honest here...movies in the park could be translated into makeout in the park. Perhaps you can relate? Now, I'm sitting here wondering,"WHAT HAPPENED to those days? Did we grow out of that? Are we too old now?"It's not like it's hard to do or expensive...nor does it require much planning. (Okay, if you have kids, your babysitter might think it a little weird that they're being paid while you two go to the park, of all places. And your kids might hate you for going to the park without them....but, someday they'll understand.)"
Mix together equal parts:
grated orange peel
chocolate shavings (you heard me; chocolate!)
Apply rub evenly over surface of meat, cover and refrigerate for 30 miuntes. Grill steak to desired done-ness.
Today's Pep Talk
Whew! We made it through another week! I just wanted to remind you that if you are a mother, you are amazing. I truly cannot say it enough, but I honestly believe that it is the hardest, most demanding job in the world. My husband, who is the oldest of 9 children, agrees with me - having helped his own mother raise kids for nearly 27 years. It takes so much out of us each day, even if we don't let anyone in on it! Yet, we still continue to do it every day - we HAVE to! But the best part is, we all love it. And that ladies, is what makes us SO AMAZING!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
2 pounds tilapia fillets
Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Beat egg slightly and mix with the water and a few drops of the food coloring, if desired.
Add the dry ingredients. Stir only until mixed; mixture will be slightly lumpy.
Dip cut chicken into the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.