Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lunch Box Love

I love a great FREE printable. And my kiddos LOVE finding cute notes at lunchtime.

Makoodle has some really great ones to share with us all. Pop over and print ya' some!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FINALLY! Back-to-School!

Oh Happy Day!

Little man was fired up for his first day back.

He even packed his own lunch the night before, sniff, sniff.

Tossed on his new messenger bag {wanted to be just like big sister this year} and was grinning ear to ear.

Social butterfly was less enthusiastic about holding the cute sign I printed for her.

But no one was out in their yard and she encouraged me to shoot fast!

For her this year it’s all about denim shorts {rolled up}, graphic Junk Food T’s and TOMS.  And no more monogramed names on her goods.

It was her first day at middle school. Its official as I type and glance down at my ever ageing hands, I’m getting older with every second!

Take a look at what I found at Wal-Mart last week!

Maybe they have been sitting on those shelves for years, but there new to me.

Perfect for lunch treats and packing dipping sauces.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hearty Stir Fry

Here is a fast, tasty and hearty stir-fry sure to please everyone in the family!

2 lbs. Sirloin steak, cut into strips
1-2 Green Bell Pepper {cubed or sliced}
1 Yellow onion, sliced
1 Cup cooked rice
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1-2 tablespoons La Choy sauce.
1 Cup Beef Broth
Salt and pepper {to taste}

And just to let your see what is behind that picture

What real life looks like, I know we all like seeing that other people are just as “normal” as we are!

On with the cooking, Drizzle oil into large fry pan and heat on med-hi. Meanwhile slice sirloin into strips. Cook in hot oil until no longer pink.

 Toss in green pepper, onion, La Choy sauce, beef both, salt and pepper. Cover and allow to cook for about 20 minutes, until most of the broth is cooked down. At the same time prepare your rice according to the box. When rice is done stir into beef mixture and serve.

I serve these after dinner; my kids get a hoot out of hearing mommy and daddy’s fortune!

 Linking up to these great sites Tempt My Tummy - Tuesday at The Table - Tasty Tuesday - Home Sweet Farm

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hello, my name is Kate and I am a Pinterest addict!

I’m fairly sure by now we have all heard of Pinterest. And I’m fairly sure we have all stopped by just to check it out.

From keeping track of things I want.

Camera lens for your iphone!

Honestly it took me a bit longer than a few to catch on. I had heard about it months and months ago but just didn’t have the time to take a look.  I even got a friend request to sign up and it sat in my inbox for over a month.

To all the party ideas I come across.

Then it happened, I decided to pop over and check it out a few months ago.

The most clever ideas!

It has sucked me into its huge black hole and I am for sure that I will have to join Pinterest anonymous to overcome my addiction.

More yummy stuff to bake.

Lemonade Layer Cake

 It’s been an amazing tool that has allowed me to track everything I find and love. Then view it from any computer that I am at. Genius!

How to make just about anything.

So to honor my love, and I’m sure yours too, of Pinterest I’m posting a few of the fabulous things I have found.

Look me up on Pinterest to view all my boards.
Happy Pinning {smile}!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fresca Biscuits

This weekend I tried a new recipe for Sunday morning breakfast! It’s been book marked on my Pinterst obsession board for a few weeks.

After I measured out my Bisquick and forked in my sour cream it dawned on me I didn’t have any 7-Up! So I used what I had, Fresca, and mixed away.

Now, this is a VERY soft and sticky dough. You can try and pat it out and use a biscuit cutter. Or just go old fashion and do drop biscuits like I did.

 melted the ¼ cup butter in my 9X13 pan and dropped my dough in. Baked in a 450* oven for about 10 minutes or so.  Simple and fast for early Sunday mornings before church.

Fresca Bisquick Biscuits

2 Cups Bisquick

1 Cup Fresca

¼ Melted butter

Linking up to all these great sites today Tempt My Tummy - Tuesday at The Table - Tasty Tuesday - Home Sweet Farm

Friday, August 12, 2011

Say What?

Raising kids can be hard work, to say the least.  And my little man is always pushing the envelope on making mommy jump off the edge!

We just returned from a mini trip to the “happiest place on earth” and I am now really ready for a vacation. {Pictures are via iphone because I can't find my camera cord right now!}

Here, in no particular order, are some of the random thoughts that came out of the mouths of my off spring.  Most of which happened while driving in the car. So glad to be reassured there is no lack in their imagination.

While driving Hannah looks out the window and asks… “Mom, Is the man who invented bubble wrap still alive?”

“Hey mom, can I yo-yo out the window?

“We can’t take our itouch to school, just those really old CD players.”

“How did they make the tornado in the Wizard of Oz?”

“What’s your favorite flavor of ice?”

“MOM, what’s a VCR?”

Hopefully this weekend I will have some time to work on creating and sharing some posts with you next week. Things on this blog have really slowed down. Now that I have taken on yet another job as my kiddos continue grow up at lightning speed, that of a taxi driver.
Yes, I have now official entered the taxi driving years!

*UPDATE* This was how little man rode ALL the rides...Space Mountian, Rock-n-Roll Roller Coster, Tower of Terror, Splash Mountian... you name it he wanted to be in the front seat with his hands up on every ride!

At the age of 6 he had NO interest in meeting any characters. Just wanted to ride the rides. I was one sad momma! How will I ever oget over his HUGE lack of fear?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Frozen Dessert a.k.a The Bomb!

I live in a great state! However, the temperature here this summer has been insane. Today we official broke any record that has ever been recorded sense they have been keeping records. That includes the Dust Bowl!

So, I dug into my recipes files for a beloved “dessert” that  I have now been letting the kiddos eat for breakfast, they think I rock right now {smile}!

We simply have always called it Frozen Dessert!


                ¾ cup sugar
                8oz. package cream cheese {softened}

Beat until well blended and add the below.


                1 large can pineapple tidbits {drained}
                1 10-16 oz. package frozen strawberries  {thawedwith  juice}
                 ½ chopped pecans
                 2-3 bananas, sliced

Mix everything together and pour in a cake pan {9x13}. Freeze overnight. Take from freezer 15 minutes before serving. I do substitute reduced and fat free products where I can

Stay Cool! Sorry no picture of the frozen finish, but trust me it's delish!

Linking up to these great sights Tempt My Tummy - Tuesday at the Table - Tasty Tuesday - Home Sweet Farm

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