Archives for November 2011

6 Reasons to Fill Your Freezer

6 reasons you should make freezer meals:

  1. Its Monday and the "What do you want for dinner?" "I don't know...What do you want for dinner?" Conversations can be ended.
  2. If you're going to all the trouble to dirty up that many pots and pans and have the oven on it should be worth it (Twice!)
  3. Friends have babies and need quick meals (before your church has time to "plan" a line-up of women and casserole dishes- although that's awesome as well).
  4. Kids still need to eat healthy on Mommy's night out (and you might run out of  frozen pizza's).
  5. Friends loose loved ones and need quick meals (before your church has time to "plan" a line-up of women and casserole dishes- although that's awesome as well).
  6. Some times you NEED an emergency date night and {again} your kids need a healthy meal ... without the babysitter having to burn down your house.

Click around the The Ones about Cooking (11) category for yummy freezer meal ideas I use! {More coming soon}

What are some good reasons YOU make freezer meals?

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Yard Clean Up

Racking leaves and chop'n down trees

How have you spent your autumn days?

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Creative fun

The other day I brought this walker up from the basement to clean it up for my 10 month old. It was gross. I pulled the fabric seat liner thingy out and threw it in the wash. Then I scrubbed up the entire thing. My almost-2-year-old watched this entire process. She stared at the toy after it was clean. She slowly walked over to it and began playing with the toys on the tray. 22 months old. Not a baby. Not a big girl. I decided to stick her in the seat-less walker and let her "drive" it around the house. Success! She LOVED it!!! I was hoping this would {momentarily} decrease the fights over who will drive (push) the little tikes car and who will ride.

Didn't really work. When my 3.5-year old woke from her nap and discovered the new toy in our house, saw how her sister had learned to crawl into it and how it worked she wanted a turn.

Then, big sis, taught her to climb over and out rather sitting down and crawling under.

Yep, everyone but the 10 month old had their turn while the seat was being washed and dried. That's okay. He had his turn.

In BOTH! ;o)

What wierd creative thing are you going to do today? Maybe something you Pinned? Let's start doing them! Share!!!

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Monkeybread Breakfast

Totally unhealthy but yum-scrum-diddly-umpsious!

I found this amazingness on Pinterest but adjusted the recipe a little.
I don't think there's a meal I haven't 'adapted' for our family... Anyways; feel free to adjust my recipe:
1 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits (I use 'cheap brand')
1.5 Tbsp. margarine, melted
1/4 C. syrup
4 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Spray a pan with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 375'
Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top.
Tare the biscuits 4ths (ball them up if ya want) and make a layer on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together)
Top with syrup and sugar mixtures. Then make another layer of balled biscuits, syrup and sugar mixtures.
Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and enjoy!
You really need to try these soon!! Maybe for Christmas breakfast??? It's a good excuse to eat completely unhealthy. Enjoy!
What is your family's traditional Christmas Breakfast?
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Technology...oh the love hate relationship we have.

God created everything and it was {is?} good. He's given us so many things that our lives are benefiting from but all also have the opportunity to become a sin.
Why would God "make" things we are commanded to 'flee' from? If I have these tough questions how am I supposed to answer the incessant questioning of my 3-year-old?
Recently she is always asking me, "Did God made ____?" She ask this about everything! Some answers are a simple "Yes" others are a little trickier.

"Did God make me?"

"Did God make that tree?"

"Did God make that bird?"

"Did God make that car?"

"Did God make that building?"

"Did God make that phone?"
"Uhhhh... {I've been tried to come up with a go-to answer for these types of questions}
... God made people smart enough to make things." Said through clinched teeth wondering if that answer would suffice. Does she understand that? Is that the right answer?

God made Maggie, trees, and birds. And God saw it was good! -Genisis 1

It's easy to say that. But did God make that building for His creation to use to sin against Him? Did God make that phone for His creation to use it to sin against Him and His creation?

Tough answers for an ever-growing mommy trying to train up her children in the way they should go so they will not depart from it. I want what I teach them to be the TRUTH. If they are not going to depart from it then I want it to be correct. The Truth.

What would your answer be to these probing questions?

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