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Hey everyone! This week has definitely been all about celebrations around here! In addition to Emma’s birthday party yesterday, there has happened to have been a couple big games that were played this weekend too – leading up to the really Big Game in a couple of weeks!
Today I wanted to share some cheese themed big game snack ideas with you! My Dad and his wife came up for Emma’s birthday party this weekend (they live in Canyonville – 3 hours away) so I decided to not only have the birthday party, but to also have a little themed meal while we all watched the game together!
I was shopping at Walmart for snacks last week and I saw some new Cheez-It products and instantly thought of what I would be creating: cheese themed snacks for everyone, because, well, we are kind of cheese addicts. Cheez-It has these new Cheez-It Grooves which are pretty tasty (and found in the snack food aisle) as well as Cheez-It Crunch’d, which are a completely new product that I found in a middle aisle display case. Crunch’d is Cheez-It’s first-ever crunchy puff made with 100% real cheese, and they are delicious!
Cheese Themed Big Game Snack Ideas
their two week winter break, and I have to say, I was a little sad about
returning to the routine of it. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to stay in my
pajamas half of the day and not have to worry about walking the girls to
school, driving and picking up Noah, and all of that homework.
order. I have a family binder that I created a couple of years ago that I’m
updating (I did a terrible job at this last year) and have tabs for meal
planning, budget, home repair, schedules, etc.
I do pretty well at keeping up with this sort of stuff when I actually
have it all planned out – like dinners. If I have a tentative schedule for the
month, or even the week, it helps keep me from the last minute panic at 4:30
trying to figure out what to feed everyone!
though that cooking lunch for me really isn’t really my thing. When the kids
are home lunch is pretty simple, sandwiches, apples, string cheese, crackers –
but I can never find the extra motivation to make one for myself, and in the
past I’ve gone so far as skipping lunch because I think I’m too busy or
something crazy, and I know how crazy it sounds but I’m sure some of you out
there know how I feel! Lately though, I’ve been stocking up quick meals that I
can eat while catching up on my emails here at home, like a salad and one of
Campbell’s Slow Kettle soups. They are delicious and convenient because they can
be warmed up either on the stove top or in their own container in a microwave.
soup aisle at Walmart – and there are quite a few varieties to choose from like
Braised Beef Stew, Southwest-style Chicken Chili with Beans, Roasted Chicken
and Chardonnay Soup (pictured above) and many others! Plus you can find a coupon HERE to save .75 off of your next Slow Kettle Style Soup purchase!
dinners planned out for January, along with a shopping list – as well as a few
other things crossed off of my to-do list….after I finish this tasty lunch!
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This year is the first year when all three kids seem to appreciate Christmas – and presents – a little bit more. Sure they all want lots of things like most all of the other kids in America do, but something has changed; something that makes this mom feel proud inside. They don’t’ just want to get presents, this year they are almost as excited about giving them.
I let them each pick out one present for both of their siblings. We actually did 95% of our shopping this year from Walmart.com because there’s so much more of a variety online, and they had a deal running where I got free shipping and the kids loved being able to get on the computer and search for their presents for their siblings. It has made them just that much more excited for Christmas because they have their presents under the tree that they cannot wait to share!
a busy one (what’s new, right?) But this week ended with a fun twist – an
overnight trip to Seattle with a group of girls, most of which I hadn’t seen in
quite a while…as well as the freedom to be spontaneous when I returned home.
My childhood friend turned 30 this past October and we finally
got around to celebrating it two month later! She comes from a big family, so 4
out of the 7 of us were her sisters. We
hadn’t all been together in years and it was nice reminiscing while having an
adventure. We went out to dinner, checked out Pike’s Place Market, and attended
a food demo event. After an entire week with an average of 4-5 hours of sleep
at night, I was happy, but exhausted before we left, and of course we didn’t
get much sleep on our one night out, so yesterday I was really wiped out, so
much so that I actually dozed off on the train home – which is really unusual
for me. I was only asleep for a little
bit, and it definitely helped, but I was still tired when I got home last night
clean. He was doing the dishes and our Christmas tree was in the stand all
ready for us to decorate it. It was so nice to come home to a house that wasn’t
a complete disaster. It was refreshing.
of us don’t spend enough time to together, and even though I wanted to just
curl up and fall asleep last night I stayed up for a while. We chatted and I told him about the adventure I had while
he told me about Anika’s basketball games she played.
sit and spend the time with him because I noticed just how much effort he put
into making the house neat – he had even pre-made a dinner for the next day for
us… things he doesn’t often do.
their spouses just don’t happen as easily as they should because of many
issues, including vaginal dryness… you may remember me talking about the K-Y® Liquibead Challenge I began before Thanksgiving, and it’s definitely been
helping! Even though I was tired the Liquibeads still allowed me the freedom to be spontaneous.
OVULE Inserts in each package that you insert every 3-4 days that help provide
vaginal moisturization – so in other words they help make intercourse more
comfortable and enjoyable again. (Not to be used if you are pregnant or nursing though, always consult with your Doctor first!)
The K-Y® Liquibeads are super easy to use, you simply:
1. Open one Liquibead package and place it on one of the disposable applicators that are provided
2. Insert the applicator – it’s pretty
much like inserting a tampon – and that’s it!
3. Use as directed (every 3-4 days)!
drop off and pickup drinking my second cup of coffee and wishing that I didn’t
have to head into work this afternoon. I’m scheduled to work the next two
evenings and after a crazy busy week with travels and a few deadlines that kept
me up until the wee hours of the morning, I feel like just curling up and
taking a nap – but we’ve got things planned every day until Sunday. December is
starting off to be one busy month!
planned and then I find myself staring into the refrigerator at 4:30 pm trying
to figure out what I can throw together
– and last night I deemed it a soup and sandwich kind of night!
soup, but a warm sandwich to go with it! Sometimes I’ll toast the sandwiches
under the broiler, but other times I break out the waffle maker and turn the
sandwiches into Panini’s. The kids think it is fun to eat a “waffle sandwich”,
and they can help out making them because they are super easy to throw
and cheese platters I created over Thanksgiving week (I’ll be sharing a post on
that soon!) so I decided to make a Pepperoni Pesto Panini .
mozzarella cheese, and then turn on the waffle maker to warm it up. Spread a thin layer of butter on the outsides
of the bread and then flip the pieces over and add pesto, onion, tomato,
cheese, and Hormel Pepperoni. Place the sandwich in the waffle maker and gently
press down. Check the sandwich occasionally until it has the desired crispness
that you want
cheese and then they like to dip them into ranch – because what else would you
dip it in? J
Wayne walked in the house last night after work and immediately commented on
just how good dinner smelled. He had no idea that dinner only took me about 10
minutes to make!
you can use – it’s $1.00 off any (2) Hormel Pepperoni Packages.
waffle? I’ve also used it to make hash browns before, but would love to hear
other creative ideas as well!
12. They sweat – a lot. (that’s probably why I prefer mine to be open to air). Each foot has something like 250,000 sweat glands, and when we wear shoes all of the time we inhibit the process of sweating.
Yesterday was the first day in a long time that we all just stayed home together and didn’t have any schedule or plans. After the emotional ups and downs that I’ve had this past week, it was just what I needed. Even though it was a scorching 95 degrees outside still, we decided to do something that made it feel like fall, with one of our favorite fall flavors – candy apple.
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Hey everyone! It feels like I haven’t been on here in forever, but I guess it’s only been two days. It’s been a couple of busy days, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things will start smoothing out a bit now that Noah started preschool again so I can try and figure out this year’s routine. He started back up today and he was just a little excited! Today I have two things on my mind that I want to share with you – a super simple recipe and how you can help your school with Campbell’s Labels for Education.
Last night we had our first official PTSO meeting of the year – and if you haven’t been following along accepted the position of President again this year. Last year was a rough year because I came in knowing absolutely nothing and didn’t really have anyone to ask questions too. This year, although there is still so much I don’t know, is going a lot smoother so far, and I’m blessed that I’ve got a good group of people on the board this year that will pitch in and do their part. Last night was a long night because we had to sit down and go over the years budget and goals – every little thing we do is accounted for and we have to estimate what we think all of our fundraisers will bring in…and we’ve added a couple of huge changes this year which will mean even more fundraising will have to happen.