Friday, February 12, 2016

Laundry: Simplified.

Laundry. I've learned to not let it get out of hand. It can get out of hand can't it? Over the years I find this system works the best for me, so I thought I would share it with you. If it can help one person that's good enough for me.
I typically do laundry once a week. But if I have time I'll grab a basket or some sheets during the rest of the week and get it done. It takes me no time at all to get laundry done, I spend a day doing it because I wait for the cycles to complete. But it's not a big deal, I tend to do floors and bathrooms on the same day. Get everything done at once. The rest of the week I do light cleaning of those areas.
There have been seasons where I do one load a day, but this system has worked really well over the years.What works best for you?
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

School Lunches 40-49

Hello everyone! It's TUESDAY! I'm scrambling here at almost 10 am to get this posted. We woke up to a dreary rainy day with a two hour delay. Shortly after that the snow started. It's so pretty. Big beautiful flakes. After quickly packing the lunches right below, I made some scrambled eggs. My oldest just flew out the door. Whew. So here are some lunches. How's lunch packing going for you this year? Pretty good here. My oldest doesn't like to buy at all so she keeps me on my toes.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 February Menu

2016 February Menu 

It's been a long time since I've shared menus on here, but I thought I would share this month's menu.  Just about every recipe is blogged, though some are a work in progress and I don't blog those until I know the recipe is right.
I plan my menus, but I don't always make Monday's dish on Monday night, I sometimes make it on Wednesday, etc. Having a menu doesn't mean you can't be flexible it just means you have all the ingredients necessary for a week or two's worth of meals. I also don't specify sides for the most part, it just depends on what's at the market.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Jesus!

I know it's Take It Tuesday but Jonas brought 30 inches of snow, at least! So no lunches to post, sorry about that! But I thought I would share the cake I made for Christmas this year.  We usually make a cake for Jesus every year, it's usually the same recipe also. This whole wheat carrot cake. It's the only carrot cake recipe I'll make. It's just that good. I made it without the cheesecake layer, then slathered it with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. For decoration I printed out a line drawing of Jesus, Joseph and Mary then topped that image with wax paper. I melted some chocolate and outlined/traced the picture. I also did some sheep and a shepard free hand. 

The gold stars are sugar stars I found. It came out pretty cute I think. The kids thought it was cool. I've used this method for cupcake toppers and it works beautifully.
I hope you all are having a wonderful New Year. My children are enjoying a 7 day weekend, and I'm loving every moment we're being blessed with! Did you get a lot of snow?

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

How beautiful are these Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal cookies? Studded with plump blueberries and drizzled with a lemon glaze that give them just the right amount of sweet and tart. These cookies are soft and chewy, perfect with a cup of tea or for a sweet treat after a meal. I use frozen berries that we picked, but you can buy store bought berries. These cookies travel well and are the perfect reminder that spring and summer will soon be here.
Get your kids in the kitchen this is a recipe that they can either help with or do all on their own. I hope you all are having a wonderful week and as always, thank you for reading this little blog.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 School Lunches 31-39

Larb Seen (Like Larb Gai, but with rare beef)
Cheese for my youngest because I made this spicy.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Quick Bananas Foster

I am not a fan of bananas. Unless they are in a good banana bread, bruleed, or smothered in a caramelized sugar and topped with ice cream.  Which is what this Quick Bananas Foster is. Simply bananas that have been bathed in caramelized brown sugar and butter. This can be whipped up with ingredients you probably already have on hand in a matter of minutes. The kids can help you peel and cut the bananas! You really can't go wrong. Besides, there's fruit, and it's gluten free. That's gotta count for something right? Is that too much of a stretch? I don't think so. Top it with ice cream and you're adding dairy. Vitamin D, yo.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 School Lunches 22-30

School lunches that had not been blogged yet! OOPS, but here they are!

Lunches 22-24
Simple version of a lunchable in our Planetbox and Yumbox lunches, find links for these below.
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