Friday, February 09, 2007

Must.... control.....hand....of.....death!!

grrrrr I'm gonna kill that dog sooner or later!

almost 3yo, who is a continual grazer, brings me a pkg of ham (wrapped in plastic, in a freezer bag) that I placed on counter top, intended for this evening's pizza. "Mommy, have a piece of ham?"

"nope," I say, "go put it back on the counter!" Here's where I went awry-- should have checked to see if she indeed got it on the counter...

few minutes later I go to refill my water, and while it's warming up in the microwave (I can't drink it cold when it's 4 above outside!), I notice a piece of plastic wrap on the floor. I think, "huh? Where did that come from?" Then I look to the counter, where sits the empty freezer bag labeled "ham."


She comes tromping in.

"Where did you put the ham?"

"on da floor."

"o.k." I'm not mad at her at all-- like I said, I should have checked.

If it weren't 4 above, that dog would be locked on the back porch all day.....

Monday, February 05, 2007

Monday Menu Plan

It's that time again!

Mon- Egg/bread bake (a very simple breakfast type baked dish you can 'personalize' for your family) fruit salad
Tue- Curly Pasta & Chicken Toss
Wed- Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
Thu- soup from the freezer (have several done up), bread/rolls
Fri- Pizza (don't know if I'm buying or making)
Sat- Pigs in a blanket
Sun- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans

The egg/bread bake was really simple. Dh thought it would be soggy, because it has so much milk, but it turned out really delicious!

Butter/grease 13x9 pan, line bottom with 4-6 slices bread (remove crust if desired). Layer 8oz shredded cheddar cheese over bread. Sprinkle lightly with onion and garlic powder. Beat together 4 eggs and 2-1/4 c milk; pour over bread and cheese. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Variation: add desired sauteed veggies (green pepper/onion/mushrooms, etc) and/ or cooked breakfast meat (crumbled sausage or bacon, or ham cut into bite-size pieces). We used bacon and placed it on the bread before the cheese. Tonight I'm trying the sausage with mushrooms and onions.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Joy in a Box

To a diabetic who has been unable to use her insulin pump for almost a year, due to no insurance and no $$ to buy her own supplies to use said pump, THIS is what JOY looks like, wrapped up in a nice big box! Thank you SO much to a man from California who will here remain unnamed. And praise be to God, from Whom ALL blessings flow!