My husband is the musician in the family. He plays guitar and sings. He used to direct a church choir. And, when we were first married, he would follow me around the house playing his guitar and singing songs--sometimes serious ones but mostly funny reworks. I have to admit that the last part might sound
You know me. I start with a recipe--usually using it as a reference--because I haven't done that planning that would ensure I have all the necessary ingredients. Such was the case with today's dinner, Potato Soup. I started with this recipe from Allrecipes, Potato Leek Soup. It had great rating--but even as important--I had enough
Like I stated in my last post, I love Thanksgiving. One of the reasons is the big ole’ bird. For someone like me who cooks dinner almost every night, that turkey is a gift that keeps on giving. I simmer the carcass for soup broth and use every last piece of meat for our Enchilada
I love hosting the Thanksgiving dinner. I think it is because Thanksgiving is centered around a meal and a family gathering around that meal to give thanks. Pretty basic. No elaborate decorations; no presents; just a meal. But, it emphasizes how important a meal is and how families need to come together to celebrate and remember
I'm fascinated with identical twins. And, even though I'm the mother to a set of them I often forget that they are identical. They are always Luke and Will to me--with seemingly very different personalities. But every once in while I'm struck by some similarity that has nothing to do with looks. For instance, when
There are evenings, like tonight, when you have to remind yourself that it isn't about the work that awaits you when they go down, it is the wonder that embraces you when they are awake. All of it comes to an end. . .even this and this. . . And that the true power
If you saw my last post, I was cutting up one of our jack-o-lanterns for some antioxidant goodness. A way of sneaking a little more of Vitamins A and C into all kinds of things. Well, the next morning my husband made pancakes. OH MY GOODNESS--does that need a little pumpkin or what?! He begged.
They see a Jack-o-Lantern. I see Vitamin A just begging to be ingested. It is not the fact that I have two sets of twins that makes me different from almost everyone else I know. It is the fact that I revel in finding as many ways as possible for us to eat Jack. .
I love Halloween costumes that have a family theme: a box of crayons. . ."birds of a feather". . .Mary had a bunch of lambs. Convincing my boys, though, that being crayons rather than Ninjas is a great idea is a losing battle. So, this year when ALL FOUR of them wanted to be ninjas--I
I probably shouldn't write this post because I have three cub scouts who sell popcorn every fall. . .but I have to share this tip because it is crazy easy and super cheap and an EXCELLENT snack for the kids after school. Popcorn in a brown paper bag. YES! Put about 1/3 cup of popcorn