January 29, 2009

Hi/Lo Thursday

"Hi/Lo Thursday" posts started on the Riggs Family Blog (http://www.riggsfamilyblog.com/)
If you have not visited their blog, you should...it is worth the read!
The Hi part of my week, was making dinner for my Dad & brother on Sunday. I love making them home-cooked meals, because neither one gets to have them very often. The other Hi part of my week was the snow! We had almost 8 inches of snow here and Matthew had two snow days. It was so much fun playing in the snow with the boys and seeing the excitement on their faces, especially Matthew when he found out school was closed!
The Lo part of my week, is a little something different this week. This morning I was looking at the Riggs blog, checking the Prayers for... Wednesday post and found a prayer request for this little girl and her family and then I found their blog. My heart is breaking for them......
Please keep them in your prayers
UPDATE!!! Tuesday passed away Friday, please keep them in your prayers!
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Revelation 21:4

January 28, 2009

Pray for me...Pray for others.....

Wednesday is now known as "Pray for me...Pray for others" on the Riggs blog - and they want blog authors to post their prayer request and then post a prayer request that they have for another person/family/situation. I love this idea and am going to try it.
So here goes....
Pray for me....
Well I am a pretty "private" person(Yes I know I have a blog and it is open for the whole world to see... :) ) anyway, I guess for me to be better about living for "today", instead of always worrying about tomorrow or yesterday. Learning to live in the moment, with the blessings I have been given.
Pray for others...
Continue to keep my friend Vicki in your prayers, she is in remission from
Hodgkin's Lymphoma & Thyroid Cancer and feeling great!
My friend Jessica, she is pregnant with Baby Charlie and has been having contractions. She has been placed on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy she is about 29 weeks.
Our friends who have completed IVF...hoping that they will have good news soon :)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Phillipians 4:6

January 27, 2009

A Snow Day........

We had a really great snow day today.....
It is hard to believe that this is our 1st official snow of the year......
We slept in a little this morning and then got to hang out in our pj's for awhile. I made Pumpkin Spice pancakes for breakfast/brunch, and then the boys and I headed outside for some serious sledding....It is always so much going down the hill, walking back up, stinks, especially for Michael and me; he is so little, and I am just "old"!
It was so much fun to see how excited they were. Matthew was so different this year, less fearful and more of a "dare-devil". Michael just wanted to sled with Mommy :) We wanted to build a snowman, but this now is the "fluffy" kind, just won't work :(
After we played outside , we warmed up with some really yummy blue hot cocoa, that we got when we were at Disney in May.....

It was a really fun day!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures...I loved all of them, it was way too hard to choose :)

The snow is STILL falling, and we have Snow Day #2 tomorrow, so I better "rest up"......

January 26, 2009

It's Cooking Time........

Okay here are a few of the recipes that I promised to share with you :)
Jalapeno Pinwheels
2 8oz pkg of cream cheese
1 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup of chopped jalapenos(I used fresh)
1/4 cup of chopped black olives
1/4 cup of chopped green onions
Larger size tortillas of your choice(I used white & wheat)
Spread on tortillas and roll wrap in waxed paper.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Unroll & slice
Glazed Meatballs
1 1/2 lbs of fresh ground pork
1 1/2 lbs of ground ham
1 cup of milk
2 cups of soft fresh bread crumbs
1 tsp of salt
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
2/3 cup of white vinegar
1 cup of water
1 tsp of dry mustard
Mix pork & ham add milk, bread crumbs and salt. Shape into small balls. Place in 9x13 pan. Mix all glaze ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over meatballs and bake @325 for 1 hour.
*Turn once half way through. These do NOT look pretty, but taste really good :)

Cauliflower Casserole
1 med head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
1/4 cup of chopped sweet red pepper
1 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan
Place cauliflower and a small amount of water in a saucepan cover and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and combine all but the Parmesan cheese and paprika. Put in 2 quart greased baking dish. sprinkle with Parmesan and paprika. Bake uncovered @325 for 30-35 minutes.
Okay I have to add one more, I made these today for the boys after school, and they are AWESOME!
I used these new Rice Krispie and followed this traditional recipe. These turned out so good, you have to try them!

It is snowing and we are having a snow day tommorow!!!!
The boys are SOO excited, and so am I!
We made this blog friend's recipe and it was very yummy...can you guess what it is :)

Okay after this post, It is so obvious why I am no longer a size 4 :)
Happy Cooking-Everyone!
Hopefully I will have snow pictures to share tomorrow...

January 25, 2009

The Weekend.........

We had another busy weekend...

On Friday, we celebrated all the January Birthdays at Dave's Dad & Penny's house with Sloppy Joe's for dinner and cupcakes. I made a new recipe thatmy cousin Laurel gave me, Jalapeno Pin Wheels, they seemed to be a big hit!
On Saturday, I was up at school helping with some baseball sign ups and the boys watched a Veggie Tales movie that the church was showing. They loved it!
We spent Saturday night celebrating with a friend of ours who finished his Master's. Congrats Dave!
Today we went to church and then straight to Dave's step brother's baby shower. Kit & Lisa have 1 son Kaiden and are expecting their 2nd baby, a boy(still unnamed :) in March.... we are so excited to have a new baby nephew :)
We came home and David worked on installing our new fireplace and I went grocery shopping .....We had my Dad & brother up for dinner tonight. I decide to make my Grandma's meatballs that my aunt made a few weeks ago for our girls night dinner. We had meatballs, mashed potatoes, cauliflower casserole, peas and carrots.
It was delicious and worth all the work!
*I will be posting the recipes this week.....

For now I am off to sleep, and doing a "snow dance".
It looks like we have some snow in our forecast....YIPPEE!!!