Saturday, March 29, 2008

Want the easiest, fastest dinner ever??

One of my very best friends told me about this easy peasy pizza dinner that is literally ready to eat in 3 minutes!! Ok, so all you need is 1 loaf of french bread (I love Albertsons bread, it is so yummy), spaghetti sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Simply slice the loaf in half (the long part of the loaf) and spread some spaghetti sauce on each side and then sprinkle with cheese and top with pepperoni and pop it into the oven on BROIL for 3 mins and it's ready to be devoured!! I like to add some ready-made salad (for a little bit of healthiness) too! Your kids will love this, I promise and I bet you will too :) ENJOY!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

A great find!!

My daughter and I had a little bit of girl time this afternoon and so we hit a couple of our favorite places, one being the VOA thrift shop. We stumbled upon some wonderful books and it just happened to be "fill up a bag of children's books for $1" day - YAY! We found this great book called "A Boys Book". She said "Mom, this is perfect for the boys!" (She loves to find things for her three younger brothers) We looked through it and oh my gosh, it has the coolest things ever in it such as how things work, card games, what to do while traveling, delicious recipes, stories of heroes and superheros and so much more... The book was just published in 2007 by Parragon Publishing if you want to find a copy of it. I bet you could find one on Ebay! One of the recipes sounds so yummy I think we will try it, you should too:

RASPBERRY TIE-DYE POPS
3 pints fresh or frozen raspberries
2 Tbls freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 qt vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt softened
popsicle molds
12 popsicle sticks
1. In a blender, mix 2 1/2 pints of raspberries for about a minute, until nearly liquid. Pass puree through a very fine sieve to remove seeds and transfer mixture to a medium-size bowl.
2. Add 1 Tbls lemon juice to pureed raspberries and mix well.
3. In a blender, combine ice cream or yogurt with 1 Tbls lemon juice until smooth.
4. Add layers of ice cream, fruit puree, and remaining raspberries to each pop mold. Insert knife into mold and swirl several times to create a pattern.
5. Freeze for 15 mins. and then inset popsicle stick halfway into each pop. Freeze overnight. Makes 12 pops!
Hope you all have a wonderful night!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A great place to store craft items...

How many of you have children that have a TON of craft supplies! With having four crafty kids I had to come up with a way to free up some space in our craft closet sooooo I had this shoe holder that hangs over the door and I decided to turn it into a place to store things that the kids use all of the time like crayons, glue, paint brushes, scissors, shirts for painting in (so they don't ruin their clothes), glitter and so on... I put things like the hot glue gun and other things that I don't want my four year old to get into in the top pockets (too high for him to reach). It is perfect and the kids know right where everything goes when they are all finished with a project! I know you can get the shoe holders at Walmart for around $12 or you can get a cheaper plastic one for around $5 or $6. This works great for sewing items as well! Have fun organizing all of your crafts!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

A new blog...

Hello everybody! I am excited about my new blog! I thought it would be fun to have a separate blog for all of the "kid" things! I hope you will enjoy coming and continue to check out my blog for fun ideas for kids... I love kids. I love their humor, their smiles, their hugs and especially when they say, "I LOVE YOU MOMMY!" Feel free to leave comments! Have a wonderful day today!