Friday, March 27, 2009


So, who thinks I need to get my butt in gear and start posting something on this blog....been busy...will try to get back soon. ;)

Hope your all doing well....its starting to look like spring...YEEEEHAWWW!!
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party Starts Tomorrow

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

A chance to win prizes and meet lots of people...Should be tons of fun and you don't even have to leave home!!

If your interested hop on over to 5minutesforMom
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday


MONDAY - White Chicken Chili from RecipeAlong click here

TUESDAY - Good ole Corn Beef and Cabbage..been doing this every year for a while now...its a family tradition. I might try this recipe here, Irish soda bread here and Shamrock Shakes here

CROCKPOT WEDNESDAY - Slow Cooker Chilupe, I saw this on Good Morning America here


1 cup dried lentils rinsed and sorted.
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups celery chopped
1 1/2 cups carrots chopped
1 cup onion chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp cider vinegar

1. In medium saucepan, combine lentils and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
2. Combine celery, carrots, onions, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire and lentils with water in slow cooker. Mix well.
3. Cover. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until lentils are soft.
4. Stire in vinegar just before serving.
5. Allow 1/2 cup filling for each sandwich.

Might also make these for the buns here

FRIDAY - Salisbury Steak found here

For more menus visit 5 dollar dinners here
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Friday, March 13, 2009

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Best Oatmeal Cookies

3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup chopped pecans

1 This is a very important first step that makes the cookie: combine eggs, raisins and vanilla and let stand for one hour.
2 Cream together butter and sugars.
3 Add flour, salt, cinnamon and soda and mix well.
4 Blend in egg-raisin mixture, oatmeal, and chopped nuts.
5 Dough will be stiff.
6 Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, or roll into balls and flatten slightly.
7 Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

This was found on recipezaar and it is going to be the one I always turn to for Oatmeal cookies :)

To see more great recipes visit Grocery Cart Challenge
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm Here :)

April stopped by to check on me today and I guess I did not realize it had been so long since I posted last. I have been having a hard couple of weeks. I have never really stated on here that my hubby has been gone to another state since before Christmas for training for a new job position with the government. He comes home finally on April 4th and I am so excited. Anyway, for the past couple weeks I have not been feeling very well. I actually was diagnosed with having Benign Positional Vertigo...basically the long way of saying that I had the spins. Out of nowhere one night I was dreaming that I was spinning....but in reality when I got up to pop the baby's pacifier back in, I actually was having dizziness. I went to the doc and she said it might be a viral infection attacking the nerve in my ear and put me on steroids. That did not really help at all. Fast forward another week and I went to see the ear doc. By this time, the dizziness was gone. He said it must have corrected itself, but normally they do some sort of maneuver to get your ear equilibrium back to normal. He told me it could happen again..great! It really had me feeling off. I felt lightheaded, could not concentrate, and was basically not myself. That coupled with trying to take care of the house, homeschool and deal with baby really just had me exhausted, hence the reason why I have not shown my face or post I should say ;)

I am feeling better now, just in time for the baby to be cutting teeth and I think it may be on top and bottom. This has set his reflux off in full force and he has been getting up about two hours after going to sleep and not falling back asleep for a couple hours. Last night was better...and so far tonight seems to be going well too.

My soon to be 9-year-old has also been REALLY getting on my last nerve. That is a whole nother story...and will save it for another day.

Just pray for me to make it this last couple of weeks until my hero arrives on his stallion to rescue me...ha ha..okay..until my hubby comes home.

Thanks for checking on me April...your the best!!!
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