I have embarked on a journey. I am working through a new cookbook. "Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys" by Lucinda Scala Quinn. I used a recipe she published in the Everyday Food Magazine that came from this cookbook. Then a week or so later I saw her on the Martha Stewart Show promoting this book. Well the quest was on, I had to have it. I found it last weekend and the week has been filled with planning for the big cook this weekend. So far I have made: Breakfast burritos pg. 23, Spainish frittata pg. 27, Aunt Patty's coffee cake pg. 46, chicken enchiladas salsa verde pg. 133, Basic beef stew pg. 152, and Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies pg. 252. My children have liked the recipes. Their favorite was the cookies of course. It was the one recipe they all liked. My oldest is the pickiest eater in the bunch. He is a processed food junkie. He didn't like the breakfast burritos because he didn't like the chizoro sausage, so next time I will probably use a good American sausage. He also didn't like the frittata this morning because it was cold. The recipe said it was good hot or cold. He slept too late and that is his problem. None of them where especially crazy about the Green enchilladas. My middle child said "I don't like my main course concealed in a green sauce." For those of you who watch the Andy Griffith Show know where that line comes from. Tonight we will have the Basic Beef Stew. I will let you know how that goes over.
More snow, go figure. Well this wasn't the "big" snow that was predicted. We got about six inches, not the 12+ that the weather man was saying. Em and I got out in the snow for a little while on Saturday. It made me kind of sad because neither of the boys wanted to get out in the snow and play this time. They said it was too cold. I know they are growing up and playing in the snow doesn't appeal to teenagers like it once did. Em and I tried to build a snowman, but the snow was too powdery and didn't stick very well, so we ended up making a snowmoundman. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Wow, what a beginning to 2010. So much snow and I am now the mother of two teenagers. We have missed so much school due to the snow and bad weather. The boys have been busy playing basketball. Gray tried to cut his finger off. Em's basketball team is undefeated. They will begin tournament play soon. Kaleb's team won last week's tounament in Elizabethton. I have been spending many hours crocheting. We will call it hooking. Today we are home from school because of snow. The weather man is giving more snow for this weekend. This is suppose to be "sugnificant" snow.
I am a mom of three beautiful children ages 14,13, and 9. I also work full time. I stay very busy with my family that also inculdes a busy husband that teaches and coaches. Our family is always struggling trying to balance work, school, church, and extra curricular activities. We live in Smalltown America, so many of the activities the children are involved in requires us to travel long distances, otherwise they would not have the opportunity to participate in many of the things they do. One of the trade offs of living in a remote area of the country.
I hope you enjoy your visit. I started this blog more for my enjoyment than to have other people read it. It is more of a diary of my life, which often gets too busy for me to blog about. I use it to say things about my family and express my thoughts on things I love and enjoy.