Monday, October 15, 2012


Little P, who is 6, wrote and illustrated a dramatic novel a couple of days ago.  It was about a girl (just happened to be named the same name as Little P) who loved a boy (neighbor kid's name) and the girl's mother didn't like the boy and wouldn't let them get married.  Pretty standard Romeo and Juliet kind of stuff. Then the girl turned 19 and moved out with the boy.  WHAT!?!  How did she get this from the Cat in the Hat and PBS?  Oh, they got married first.  Well, then, OK.  Still, though.  This little person has already given us quite the run for our money with tantrums.  Is she just trying to prepare us for fun things to come?  Part of me is just tickled that she has decided that she's a writer. I'm so confused.

OK.  Here are my new goals, and I'm posting them for accountability.
1. Stretch every day.
2.  Some kind of aerobic exercise every day.
3.  Organize 15 minutes every day.
4.  Deep clean somewhere every day (except Wed and Fri when we have preschool)
5.  Temple once a week.
6.  Pray each day.
7.  Positive time for each child alone each day.
8.  Something above and beyond for Handsome Prince each day.
9.  Anonymous love note in the mail to one person each week.
10.  Healthy snack on the counter every day after school.
11.  3 servings fruits and veggies at dinner table.
12.  Be nice to self when life happens and this plan doesn't

This week's menu:

Mon:  Fried chicken, pasta, beets, squash, peaches and cream cheese
Tues: Chili from freezer, bread, applesauce
Wed: Zucchini stir fry pasta, bread, fruit and a veggie
Thurs: Leftovers
Fri:  Pizza
Sat: Cafe Rio pork in crock pot with rice, refried beans, etc...
Sun:   Meatloaf, baked potato, etc...

Just tried this recipe yesterday and it was FABULOUS!!!
Kinda looks like this when done.
Squash Casserole
Mormon Cookbook by Julie Badger Jensen

3 lbs Butternut squash
1/4 c butter, melted
1/2 chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C brown sugar
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 C grated cheddar cheese (divided into two 1/2 cup amounts)

Cut squash into large chunks, cook in boiling water until tender (20 min), drain, peel and mash.
Microwave butter and onions for 2 min.  Mix together with remaining ingredients and squash.  Put in Pyrex. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cheese on top.  Bake 350 for about 45 min

Handsome suggested adding bacon.  That seems like a no-brainer!!!  I'll try that next time.

My Mom said that if I have time to put recipes on my blog, then I'm not using my time wisely.  She's right.  But did you see the goals I posted?  Doesn't it make you tired just reading them?  (Sigh.)

This week is the Church Halloween party, and next week is the field trip with the littles to the pumpkin patch.

Preschool this week:  L is for lemon (we'll do the tongue, taste, and where the different taste buds are for sweet, sour, bitter and salt) I'll set up a taste-test and let them color a tongue and M is for Mom with some kind of craft.  Hopefully they'll be able to write MOM by the end of the week.  I also made a laminated cookie with each child's name on it and we've been playing, "Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar" so that they can learn to recognize their own names.  Some of them are reading all the names.

OK, Mom, I'm going to get my work done, now.  Sheesh!

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