Monday, October 31, 2016

Peanut Noodles

8 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup hot water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar

Cook spaghetti and drain.
While noodles are cooking let’s get the sauce going.
Heat vegetable oil over low heat and stir in the onion powder.
Increase the heat to medium and add in peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, and sugar.
Stir until combined and then remove from heat.
Toss with spaghetti.

Top with cashews (I don’t like raw peanuts but I wanted some crunch so I added cashews to the top).

Monday, October 24, 2016

Menu for 10/24 to 10/30

B- Chocolate Chip Muffins
L- Leftover Pizza L
D- Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, and Biscuits  

B- Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissants
L- Pepperoni and Cheese Skewers
D- Black Pepper Chicken, Peanut Noodles (NR), and Stir Fry Veggies

B- Cinnamon Bread
L- Sandwiches
D- Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Bread, and Macaroni and Cheese

B- Cereal
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Beef in Red Wine Sauce, Broccoli Salad, and ?

B- Breakfast Bars
L- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi
D- Coconut Crusted Chicken Burger (NR), Grilled Potatoes, and Spinach Salad

B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Taco Stack Up
D- Annual S’More Party

B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Out

D- Leftovers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Crazy Wonderful Life

The past week has been probably one of the busiest of my life.  Last Tuesday I was in charge of a fall carnival for my PTA group.  I got all the games together, prizes, workers, etc.  We had an amazing turn out so I was beyond thrilled but exhausted by the end of it.  Add to that the fact that we were moving out of our home of 7 years and you can see why I was a little too busy to blog.  I am a neat freak and all the boxes and disorganization pushed me to my limit. 

We spent the weekend moving and I am happy to say that every box has been unpacked!!!  I am also beyond thrilled with how well the process went and am so excited to start enjoying our new home.  Before we relax though we have to get our other house ready to rent out, and we are also in the process of buying another house so I expect things to slow down sometime around Christmas.  
Here are a few pictures of the kiddos enjoying the pool…. In October.

After some time in the pool we enjoyed a movie in the media room.

This week that we are in now is an exciting one for our town.  It is Yamboree week.  Thousands and thousands of people pour into town to celebrate.  We will have carnival rides, livestock shows, shop projects, farmers markets, parades, floats, bands, and the best food EVER!!!

Have a great week friends and be a blessing to someone.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hot Toddy

Being around over 1,000 kids at school I knew it was just a matter of time before I caught a cold…  Sunday ended with me not being able to speak over a whisper I seriously had no voice at all.  Try being a mom and having your kids to get their things together for the next school week when you can barely talk.  Not fun! 

Monday was even worse I could talk (barely) but I sounded like I had been a chain smoker for 60 years.  I texted my husband before I left work and asked him to make me a Hot Toddy.  I had never had one before and fully expected it to be disgusting.  While it was not my favorite drink ever, it was soothing and didn’t taste half bad. 

So I sat drinking my HT, rubbed down from head to toe (literally) with vicks vapor rub and realized that I smelled exactly like my great grandmother.  I remember going to her home to visit her and the smell would over power you as soon as you opened the door.  I remember her LOVE/OBSESSION with Elvis and this huge oval shaped brown rug that was in her living room. 

I’m not sure which helped more but I feel MUCH better today than I did yesterday and that is a HUGE blessing.

1 cup of hot water
1 TB honey
¼ of a lemon
3 whole cloves (left this out because we didn’t have any)
½ of a cinnamon stick

1 ½ ounces whiskey (we used honey whiskey)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Menu for 10-3 to 10-9

Pretty sure I am dying, at least that is how it feels.  I don’t necessarily feel awful BUT my voice is nearly gone and I spend most of my day talking with parents, kids, and answering the phone.  I think I might actually be scaring some people because I sound so bad. ;-)  Thankfully other than the voice I am fine.  Anyway, with that being said we will probably take it pretty easy this week on meals.  I need some time to relax.

B- Doughnuts
L- Sandwiches
D- Cheeseburger Soup and Crackers

B- Bacon and Eggs
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, and Biscuits

B- Cereal
L- Pepperoni Skewers
D- Cheesy Taco Sticks (NR), Spanish Rice and Corn

B- Pancakes
L- Sandwich
D- ?

B- Breakfast Bar
L- “Sushi Roll”
D- Amish Country Casserole (NR), Broccoli Rice Casserole, and Cornbread

B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Egg Salad on a Croissant
D- Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, Biscuits

B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Out

D- Leftovers