Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hannah's Story

Some of you may remember about Hannah gettin 2nd place in the WOUB Reading Rainbow Contest. The video has been finished and here it is.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hubby's Christmas Present

Many of you know my husband is hard to shop for. So, this year I gave my hubby a beautiful painting of the girls for Christmas. A friend of mine is a local artist and can paint about anything. She was able to use a picture I had taken and created this for me. She can do any size. This is a little bigger than 20x30.

Here is the photo

The Painting. (and no this will not be hanging in his office even though he wants to)

If you are interested in seeing her work or have her paint something for you. Here is her contact info:

Amy Nelson
Pataskala, OH
(740) 927-3152

Monday, January 12, 2009

What's for dinner?

UPDATE: Family enjoyed the dished but not overjoyed. I just need to find a way to improve it a little more.

If every one's house is like mine, my family is always asking what's for dinner. I ran across this book a few months ago, but never did anything with it. So this week I dusted it off. It has recipes in it that you can put in crockpot, freezer, or fridge. Another neat thing in the book is that it has the calculations if you want to double and quadruple the recipes. It gives tips on freezing, and how to do things ahead. The recipes use common ingredients that most people have and seems fairly kid friendly.

With this new year we have a few schedule changes, and I was trying to be better about the meals we are having. Two days a week I do not get thru with teaching piano till 7 pm, and I can't wait till then to decide on dinner. I have dusted off the crockpot and have been looking for new ideas. We have been having pot roast for the past several weeks and the girls have dubbed it Pot Roast Monday, but I am afraid they will get tired of it.

So this week we are trying a new recipe this week - Shredded Salsa Beef. I haven't told the girls about the salsa part (even though E loves it). Hopefully this will be a successful recipe, and we will be able to add it to our rotation. If any of my readers have any good kid friendly crockpot recipes please send them my way.

One of my goals this year is to hopefully do a monthly menu for the family. A friend of ours told us that she had done one and was surprised how it provided entertainment for her children. Here's hoping.