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life. update.

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Lately everytime (about weekly) I log into the blog and think about updating it says not found. I then have to go through tons of hoops to find out that they have reassigned my nameservers on my dns settings so I have to figure out the correct nameservers and reassign them and then wait for it to work. UGH. Not sure what the deal is with that.

I have been cooking tonight… Mom is having a sister party (she has gobs of sisters 🙂 ) … and they are doing a cookie exchange and dirty santa tomorrow.  I made about a thousand no bake cookies, a double batch of spinach dip… and some oyster crackers (saw this on kelly’s corner recipes).  (see recipes below):

oyster

oyster crackers

• 1/2 c. butter
• 1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
• 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
• 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 (12 ounce) package oyster crackers
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, ranch-style dressing mix, dill weed, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Pour this spice mixture over the crackers in a medium bowl, and stir until the crackers are coated. Arrange the crackers on a large baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

nobakes

no bake cookies.

1/2 c butter
1/4 c cocoa
1/2 c milk
dash salt

bring to boil, let boil one minute. turn off heat and add:
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c coconut flakes (optional)
1 t vanilla
3 c old fashioned oats

stir and scoop out onto waxed paper to set. (this makes about three dozen small cookies)

spinach dip.
10 oz. chopped frozen spinach
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
8 oz mayo
1 package knorr vegetable soup mix
5-6 chopped green onions

rinse and drain spinach well. Mix cc, sc, and mayo until smooth… add soup mix and then onions and spinach. Let set at least an hour in fridge. Great served with crackers or with hawaiian bread…

 

week.

It’s been a busy but good week.  Monday I was home all day and really decorated the kitchen for Christmas.  It was FUN! 

Tuesday I went to help set up for FLO and had lunch with the “group” at a place called bandana reds.  LOL.  The veggie plate wasn’t bad.  FLO went really well. It was PJ night and I had new cute owl pjs to wear.  They were pretty LOUD, but it worked out.  Emelia had bball practice right after FLO so we were rushing out to get  to practice. 

Wednesday I went with dad to shop for mom’s Christmas present.  It wasn’t a Wii.  We went to Shawnee Mall and I can’t say what we got but I think she’ll love it!  We ate at Sante Fe Cattle Co. and headed home.  Dad noticed my (NEW) tire was low so we stopped at the tire center to have it checked… they pulled out a huge nail! 

Thursday I had a “date” 🙂 with my friends Miki and Debbie.  We went to PF Changs in Edmond.  I had not been there.  It was really good.  They serve the food family style so you can try a little of everyone’s stuff.  I ordered curried coconut veggies with tofu.  It was so good. I brought home more than half and had it for dinner.  I made a big pot of veggie stew for home but ate my leftovers instead. 

Today I had my Christmas lunch with Melody at Pepperoni Grill.  It was fun and we ran all over the mall looking for a personal shower gift for her SIL after we ate.  I stopped for supplies for above recipes, got Isabelle and then colored and cut mom’s hair.  I came home and made grilled cheese to go with the leftover soup.  After I got Izzy all fed and ready for bed I got all the cooking done.  Whew.  Long day 🙂  

Tomorrow I’m going to the party at moms.  Should be FUN.  Emelia has a ballgame and I am signed up to work the concession stand for the hour after her game.  I also take score for her team. 

Sunday the kids all have play practice at church all afternoon.  The three are in the church play and Emelia is singing a solo. . .

looking ahead.

Emelia has a choir concert Monday night.

Bailey is starring in a play Friday night at the high school.

Friday is the last day of school for all the kids for the year!

Amanda will be home for about 4 weeks, minus a chi alpha retreat to Texas.

 

izzy.

Isabelle is doing good.  She has had a quiet week.  Her teacher, Melanie, is off work with her surgery recovery until after the holidays and we are missing her.  She really pushes Izzy and expects a lot from her.  Michele is Izzy’s para and takes great care of Iz… Camilla and Barbara are great too!  She is back in C Hall which is nice.  It’s like family in that hall :)… 

Here she is in her earmuffs, coat and gloves ready for school. 

cold iz

Well… that’s about all the news around here!  What’s up with YOU?