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Yummy Lunch

On cold rainy days, the kids love this lunch.

I call it Monte Cristo PB & J…

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Melt some butter in a pan.
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Make a stack of PB & J. Make an extra one, because they go fast!
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Dip sandwiches in an egg wash made up of 2 eggs a tablespoon of milk, a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and maybe a dash of cinnamon.
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Cook each side until golden brown in oil set on medium- high.
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The best way to finish these off is with a little sprinkle of powdered sugar, which of course I was out of.

By the way, I’m switching back to my old design. This one cuts off my pictures.

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February 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm 2 comments

Things I Love Thursday-Pizzelle Cookies

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Sorry about the lack of “Hobby Humpday” yesterday. This was the week that I not knowingly scheduled to do everything I couldn’t do while recovering from surgery.

Anyway, Ricardo brought these gems home from the grocery store around Christmas. Think waffle cone in cookie form. Although they would be great with ice cream, I like to eat them right out of the box. At 23 calories per cookie, I do just that.

There is a special gadget called a pizzelle press. If my local grocer stops carrying pizzelles, I might just have to get one!

For more TILT, check out The Diaper Diaries

February 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

She’s Here!

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She’s actually been here for a while, but as soon as we got her Piper Ann took off with her. It took me a while to find all her pieces and redress her.

We got “Alex” from the toy swap I participated in over at Bird and Little Bird.

dscn0780Gail at Crafty Little Beana (a fellow St. Louisan) was my trade partner.
I traded these bean bags with her and also let her daughter pick an apron from my shop.
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She also made this that double as a necklace for “Alex” or a bracelet for Piper Ann. It matches the fabrics perfectly.

February 23, 2009 at 9:59 pm 2 comments

Basement Overhaul

The basement which is the kids Wii area and playroom has been seriously neglected since I had surgery.
Yesterday was the day I referred to as D day, as in DISASTER!

Here are some before pictures…

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I ended up with 6 bags of trash…

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and 3 laundry baskets full of stuff to sell or donate…

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Here are the after pictures…

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February 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm 2 comments

Things I Love Thursday-Everyday Food

I’ve been subscribing to Martha Stewarts’ Everyday Food for about 3 years not, and I absolutely love it.
The recipes are easy to follow and usually don’t need that many ingredients. I especially love the weekly menus. They give you 5 recipes along with a grocery list for an entire workweek.
After 3 years of subscribing I’ve accumulated a lot of magazines. To cut down on storage I created a spreadsheet.
I have different categories such as appetizers, desserts, vegetables, but I also have meals categorized by main ingredient. That way I can read the grocery ad, see whats on sale and reference my spreadsheet for a recipe.
When I categorize a recipe, I put the name of the recipe along with the date of the issue it came from. When I want that recipe, I go to Martha’s website and type in the name of the recipe I want and then print it out.

For more TILT check out the Diaper Diaries.

February 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm 3 comments

Works For Me Wednesday-Onions

Can your kids spot an onion from a mile away not matter how finely you chop it? Mine certainly can!

My tip for you is to put a little onion powder into what you’re cooking instead of fresh onions. You’ll still get the onion flavor without the complaints!

For more WFMW check out RIMD.

February 18, 2009 at 4:41 am Leave a comment

Hobby Humpday

I got nothin’ for you.

Actually I have a lot, just no pictures. I’ve been in pillow making mode for the last couple of days. I will share soon.

For now, leave a comment with a link to your HHD.

Have a great humpday!

February 18, 2009 at 2:27 am Leave a comment

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