Saturday, February 5, 2011

If I Had $100

On the 28th Cinderella brought home a piece of paper from school.  It said, "If I had $100..."  

This what I read:

If I had $100...

"I would buy a dog."

"I would buy a hose."  (horse)

"I would buy a lollipop."

I love how a dog, a horse and a lollipop are relatively the same price and thought of at the same time.  

Only a Kindergartner.  :o)

Friday, February 4, 2011


My nephew was born today!  More info and pictures to come.  :)  Mommy and baby Cole Thomas are doing well.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Can You Guess...

What the answer is?...
What do you have when you take this lil person:
 And then add this...(tea pot, Disney Princess CDs and saucers)
 And then this...(tea tray and magic wand)
Here's another view:

Can anyone guess what the Lil Sprite was trying to do?

*Please leave guesses in the comments or just say hi to let me know you are alive.*

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cooking Catastrophes: Chicken A La Poop

Because I have been blogging since 2006 I have learned there are some things best not shared. Many times I "ask permission" to post some things. Since this only makes me look bad funny, and I have permission to share dialog between me and my husband, I will continue...

Brace yourselves.

I come from a long line of GREAT cooks. My sister is also an amazing cook and it wasn't until typing this that I realized my little brother can cook too! He's in school to be a chef. I can't believe I had never connected those dots before!! Oh, the humanity!! Anyway, my family can cook. And they cook very well and make very good food. Me? Not so much. Try as I might I still have problems. There was a time I figured I'd learn to cook when I had to (AKA had kids). I have two kids. I can cook but some of it is not edible or "uneatable" as my husband says. I have, on more than one occasion, walked right from the stove top or oven to the trash can and dumped in our dinner. More than I care to admit I probably should have thrown away what I have cooked and served to my husband and kids. I eat it too. (Shudder.)

My husband and I can laugh about it. I know it's not a strong point. A few weeks back he ruffled my feathers about something else and I said I wasn't going to cook for him anymore. His response: "You promise?!"

Anyway, I have made "Cooking Catastrophes" a category and have some stories to share. I am positive I have more catastrophes in me. Today's story is from last week. I made a recipe I found online. What could go wrong? A lot. It was called Creamy Broccoli Chicken and while I will not post the link to it I will post the recipe at the end. We all like chicken, broccoli and most things cooked in the slow cooker. I expected to smell broccoli upon my return home. What I did not expect was to smell the reek BEFORE I even got in the door. It was bad, dude. Really bad.

Sleeping Beauty walked in and said, "Oh no! I think Princess Furry Pants pooped in the house!!"

I was ashamed when I said, "It's your dinner," with a smile.

My mom was with us and we had a good laugh. I told her the King of the Crazies would not go for it. I mean, I didn't even want it and I made it!

My eyes were watering, if I'm being honest. A couple hours later, when the husband got home (he had fair warning dinner reeked) he came in and the look on his face said it all. He then said (I have cleaned it up), "I've got to use the bathroom and breathe some fresh air." Take from what you will the meaning of that sentence. It means what you think it means.

It was that bad.

It tasted good (I have made worse) but not good enough to rave over and not good enough to justify the smell. I added some cheddar cheese soup to it or you could add shredded cheese to the top. That is if you don't mind your home smelling like a poop, but worse. I served the poop chicken over rice.

I will never make it again but here's the recipe:

1 can Cream of Broccoli Soup
boneless chicken breasts (as many as you need) - I buy the frozen ones with 6-7 in a bag - approx. 3 pounds
1 bag frozen broccoli
salt and pepper
1 cup milk

Place chicken in the crockpot. Cover with broccoli and cream of broccoli soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or HIGH 3 to 4 hours. (Boneless chicken breasts might be dry if cooked too long.) Add milk about 45 minutes before done, or 30 minutes if cooking on high. Leave your home never to return. Oh, wait. That's just wishful thinking. ;) I promise you will wish you never came home if you make this.

Keep checking back. I have a big announcement to make in a couple days. :oP

Monday, January 31, 2011

Disney World Part 3

Part 2 is here (and there is a link to Part 1 there.)

The girls waiting to ride a ride, looking out across to Tom Sawyer's Island.
Cinderella before riding her first big ride with me - Thunder Mountain 
"Mom!  You didn't get my hands on my hips!"
Before the ride starts

Us during the ride.  HA!

These pictures are from the second parade we saw.  It was dark outside and it was so pretty with the castle lighting our view.  :)

Donald Duck
Minnie Mouse
Baloo (left) and King Louie of the Apes (right) from "The Jungle Book"

Mr. Incredible from "The Incredibles."  His outfit and super-imposed muscles grossed me out!
The Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland" with the castle behind him.
This guy in the purple was in the parade.  He immediately spotted Sleeping Beauty and was taken with her.  When it was time for the dance party in the street he recruited my two girls and taught them a dance.  They both had a blast!  

Here he is with Cinderella (Sleeping Beauty is being blocked by her big sister!)
Learning some moves

Two pictures of the castle and the reflection:

LoVe it!
Me and my girls in front of the castle

Happiest place on earth, indeed!!
The toy soldier from "Babes in Toyland," the big tree behind him and then in the back left, the castle all lit up at night!