Sunday, November 30, 2014

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Stockings are hung by the chimney with care
Our Thanksgiving was spent just the six of us enjoying a nice quiet holiday cooking and eating together. Now that Thanksgiving has past we are fully jumping into the Holiday Season!

We decorated,  inside and out this week....and its beginning to look a lot like Christmas...but I gotta say, I still LOVE that its warm out and not snowing!

The ladder was a big attraction
Everyone wanted to hang the high ornaments

I love the coziness of this room, especially with the fire on!
Our family tree with all the kids
homemade ornaments

The kids strung popcorn and cranberries
 for our family tree


I made the present stack for the porch.
It was a fun little project!

Friday, November 21, 2014

4 a nutshell

This video was shared with me by one of my very best friends...who knows my life well and knows I could always use a good laugh! 

I am passing along to all of you...this is funny no matter what, but if you have more than 1 child, or better yet 3 or (gasp) 4, you will LOVE this video...but more than that you will UNDERSTAND this video...because it is all too real!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Feast

     Its that time of year again...

            When the Indians invade my house...

And I never who to call what name...
                Are you Sun Girl or Bright Star...
                                Or just Meeka and Carson?

Meeeka's Feast

Meeka's Feast was Wednesday.
The kids picked their menu.
We made Green Beans and Cornbread muffins

Doesn't the room look cute?

As room mom I had the pleasure of helping the kids paint their Indian Shirts

The Little Indians sang 3 songs for us

Such a great group of kids!
And a wonderful teacher!

carson's Feast

My cute little Indian!

How adorable is this feast table!
We made turkey cookies for the feast
Zaxby's chicken would have been at the first Thanksgiving...right?!?
Indian buddies!!  

We have been working on delivering our Thanksgiving gifts too...homemade pumpkin scrub. The kids love making and giving it!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Black Bean Brownies

Shhhhh........yes, I said black beans......just don't tell the kids! They thought they were the most AWESOME brownies ever; seriously moist, chewy, chocolaty deliciousness!

All I did was open a can of black bean and rinse them. Then put them in the food processor with 1 cup water and pureed them; add them to the mix (no oil and eggs) and bake as directed! That’s it...simple!! And not only do you get fantastic brownies, but they don't have the saturated fat in them and have added protein and fiber. So really you can't go go...try them!!! You won't regret it!!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Scrumdiddlyumptious Baked Chicken

My Kids LOVE Chicken Drumsticks! 

I made a new recipe last night where I baked them, along with some thighs and breasts. They came out delicious and it was a great weeknight meal. Made spinach salad and sweet potato fries and had some leftover corn. Super easy and kids were asking for more chicken!

Scrumdiddlyumptious Baked Chicken

·      Chicken Pieces
·      Olive Oil
·      Garlic Powder
·      Paprika
·      Salt and Pepper

·      Heat oven to 375
·      Place chicken pieces in 13x9 baking dish and rub the chicken with olive oil (just enough to coat on all sides)
·      Sprinkle with garlic, paprika, salt and pepper
·      Bake for about 20 minutes and then flip chicken and sprinkle with spices again.
·      Bake another 20 minutes or until largest chicken piece reaches 165 degrees. The skin should be a nice golden brown.