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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, treatment car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, treatment car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, there easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, buy sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, there car pooling, health story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, there car pooling, health story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, ampoule easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, there car pooling, health story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, ampoule easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.

Pork with polenta

The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, more about that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, more about stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, there car pooling, health story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, ampoule easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.

Pork with polenta

The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, more about that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, more about stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, page that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, there car pooling, health story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, ampoule easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.

Pork with polenta

The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, more about that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, more about stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, page that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, treatment that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
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“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, nurse more about car pooling, story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today’s fathers.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, site car pooling, pharm story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, website by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, there car pooling, health story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, ampoule easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.

Pork with polenta

The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, more about that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, more about stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, page that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, treatment that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
The Panko Crusted Grits are very time consuming but well worth the work, pharm that is I suppose if you really like grits. For a faster substitution cook up a pot of polenta or grits according to the following directions for Panko Crusted Grits, symptoms stopping just after adding the Parmesan cheese. Pork Grillades can also be served over a side of rice, squash broccoli or potatoes.

Pork Grillades:
Source: Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh
Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin chops
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare Panko-Crusted Grits Patties; keep warm.

Trim fat from pork chops, and cut pork crosswise into thin strips. Combine flour and Old Bay seasoning; dredge pork in flour mixture.

Cook half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from skillet.

Sauté celery and bell peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add pork; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over Panko-Crusted Grits Patties. Makes 6 servings

Panko Crusted Grit Patties:
Prep: 20 min., Cook: 25 min., Cool: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Bake: 25 min.

2 cups uncooked stone-ground grits
2 tsp salt
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
Vegetable cooking spray

Bring grits, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring frequently, 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.

Spoon grits into a 13- x 9-inch pan lined with heavy-duty plastic wrap; spread in an even layer. Cool 15 minutes. Place a dry paper towel over grits, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 425°. Turn chilled grits out onto a cutting board; remove plastic wrap and paper towel, and cut grits into 12 squares.

Whisk together egg and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl. Combine panko and, if desired, ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dip grits patties into egg wash; dredge in panko mixture. Place grits patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings
I cannot resist the crunch of a ripe hard juicy apple, website like this pharmacy it is so satisfying. Apples pair well with just about anything, my favorite a cube of cheddar cheese, mmm tasty.

Oatmeal Apple Scones and Chicken Apple Chili are among my favorite uses for apples. The scones, unlike cake or muffins, are not to sweet and make a wonderful companion with a mug of hot apple cider.

Source: Rachael Ray
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon half-and-half
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (4 ounces) butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 apple, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Stir 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon into the batter.

Preheat the oven to 450°. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup half-and-half and the egg.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the oats and apple and toss. Stir in the liquid mixture until the dough just forms a ball.

Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Pat into a 7-inch round; cut into 8 wedges. Transfer to a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the remaining 1 tablespoon half-and-half. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Slowing Down in a Fast Pace World

Halloween center piece

It is that time again. It is time for Halloween dinner fun. Here are a few tantalizing ideas for this years Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu.

Beverages:

Boo Beverage

Ghoulish Punch

Appetizers:

Worm Pizza

Witch Hat Calzones

Entrees:

Roasted Ghoul Tongue

Barbecue Worm Sandwiches

Brains A La Fiesta

Witches Caldron and Bread Stick Brooms

Desserts:

Graveyard Gravel

Scary Skulls

Kooky Caldron Sundae

Halloween center piece

It is that time again. It is time for Halloween dinner fun. Here are a few tantalizing ideas for this years Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu.

Beverages:

Boo Beverage

Ghoulish Punch

Appetizers:

Worm Pizza

Witch Hat Calzones

Entrees:

Roasted Ghoul Tongue

Barbecue Worm Sandwiches

Brains A La Fiesta

Witches Caldron and Bread Stick Brooms

Desserts:

Graveyard Gravel

Scary Skulls

Kooky Caldron Sundae

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, more about I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, this site pork, buy information pills turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

Halloween center piece

It is that time again. It is time for Halloween dinner fun. Here are a few tantalizing ideas for this years Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu.

Beverages:

Boo Beverage

Ghoulish Punch

Appetizers:

Worm Pizza

Witch Hat Calzones

Entrees:

Roasted Ghoul Tongue

Barbecue Worm Sandwiches

Brains A La Fiesta

Witches Caldron and Bread Stick Brooms

Desserts:

Graveyard Gravel

Scary Skulls

Kooky Caldron Sundae

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, more about I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, this site pork, buy information pills turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

When I first went off to college in Florida, more about I rented a room from a friend of mine, no rx Renea Hammock. She was originally from California. So, automatically you know she was hip, sweet and beautiful. I was hired by a team of Navy Seals who were working on a project to uncover Spanish gold they believed to be buried under the ocean floor. Nothing became of the gold or the intended romance I tried to kindle between one of the guys and my friend, Renea. So is Love.

I lived with Renea for about a year when life sent us in separate directions. Eventually, Renea moved back to California taking a job as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. I met up with her sometime after I moved to California to see how she was doing. As Stephen and I were leaving, she gave us a container of beef and barley soup. I never thought about cooking with barley before, as I found the soup to be quite tasty. Now, I use barley all the time especially in soups.

I use a beef seasoning my sister-n-law sent me for Christmas. It is the best stuff. I am still trying to get the name from her. Use any seasoning you like to use with pot roast. Taking the time to brown the meat and cook the onions and veggies gives the stew more flavor.

1 1/2 pounds stew meat, cut into bite sized cubes
Beef seasoning
2 tbsp canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 celery stalk, chopped (with leaves)
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 large potatoes, cubed (can use 1 russet and one sweet potato)
1 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 cup medium pearl barley
4 cups beef broth
1 tbsp Worcestershire (optional)
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

Season stew meat with salt and pepper and beef seasoning. In a large skillet, add a tablespoon of oil, brown the meat on all sides; remove from pan and set aside.
Using the same pot, add another tablespoon of oil, onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, then add celery, carrots and potatoes; cooking for a few minutes more.
Add the herbs, barley, broth, Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes with juice. Bring to boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for at least and hour and a half. The longer the stew simmers the better.

If using a crock pot: you can brown the meat if you want or just throw everything in (add more seasoning) and cook about 6-8 hours on high or 9-12 hours on low or until the meat and veggies are tender.

Variations:
-Try adding sliced mushrooms, chopped parsnips and/or fennel seeds.
-To make it thicker add a tablespoon of flour or cornstarch.
-For a little added flavor add a 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar or 1 cup Irish -Guinness beer or 1/2 cup red wine or cranberry juice.

Halloween center piece

It is that time again. It is time for Halloween dinner fun. Here are a few tantalizing ideas for this years Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu.

Beverages:

Boo Beverage

Ghoulish Punch

Appetizers:

Worm Pizza

Witch Hat Calzones

Entrees:

Roasted Ghoul Tongue

Barbecue Worm Sandwiches

Brains A La Fiesta

Witches Caldron and Bread Stick Brooms

Desserts:

Graveyard Gravel

Scary Skulls

Kooky Caldron Sundae

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, more about I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, this site pork, buy information pills turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

When I first went off to college in Florida, more about I rented a room from a friend of mine, no rx Renea Hammock. She was originally from California. So, automatically you know she was hip, sweet and beautiful. I was hired by a team of Navy Seals who were working on a project to uncover Spanish gold they believed to be buried under the ocean floor. Nothing became of the gold or the intended romance I tried to kindle between one of the guys and my friend, Renea. So is Love.

I lived with Renea for about a year when life sent us in separate directions. Eventually, Renea moved back to California taking a job as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. I met up with her sometime after I moved to California to see how she was doing. As Stephen and I were leaving, she gave us a container of beef and barley soup. I never thought about cooking with barley before, as I found the soup to be quite tasty. Now, I use barley all the time especially in soups.

I use a beef seasoning my sister-n-law sent me for Christmas. It is the best stuff. I am still trying to get the name from her. Use any seasoning you like to use with pot roast. Taking the time to brown the meat and cook the onions and veggies gives the stew more flavor.

1 1/2 pounds stew meat, cut into bite sized cubes
Beef seasoning
2 tbsp canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 celery stalk, chopped (with leaves)
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 large potatoes, cubed (can use 1 russet and one sweet potato)
1 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 cup medium pearl barley
4 cups beef broth
1 tbsp Worcestershire (optional)
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

Season stew meat with salt and pepper and beef seasoning. In a large skillet, add a tablespoon of oil, brown the meat on all sides; remove from pan and set aside.
Using the same pot, add another tablespoon of oil, onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, then add celery, carrots and potatoes; cooking for a few minutes more.
Add the herbs, barley, broth, Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes with juice. Bring to boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for at least and hour and a half. The longer the stew simmers the better.

If using a crock pot: you can brown the meat if you want or just throw everything in (add more seasoning) and cook about 6-8 hours on high or 9-12 hours on low or until the meat and veggies are tender.

Variations:
-Try adding sliced mushrooms, chopped parsnips and/or fennel seeds.
-To make it thicker add a tablespoon of flour or cornstarch.
-For a little added flavor add a 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar or 1 cup Irish -Guinness beer or 1/2 cup red wine or cranberry juice.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, buy more about car pooling, sale story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Halloween center piece

It is that time again. It is time for Halloween dinner fun. Here are a few tantalizing ideas for this years Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu.

Beverages:

Boo Beverage

Ghoulish Punch

Appetizers:

Worm Pizza

Witch Hat Calzones

Entrees:

Roasted Ghoul Tongue

Barbecue Worm Sandwiches

Brains A La Fiesta

Witches Caldron and Bread Stick Brooms

Desserts:

Graveyard Gravel

Scary Skulls

Kooky Caldron Sundae

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, more about I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, this site pork, buy information pills turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

When I first went off to college in Florida, more about I rented a room from a friend of mine, no rx Renea Hammock. She was originally from California. So, automatically you know she was hip, sweet and beautiful. I was hired by a team of Navy Seals who were working on a project to uncover Spanish gold they believed to be buried under the ocean floor. Nothing became of the gold or the intended romance I tried to kindle between one of the guys and my friend, Renea. So is Love.

I lived with Renea for about a year when life sent us in separate directions. Eventually, Renea moved back to California taking a job as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. I met up with her sometime after I moved to California to see how she was doing. As Stephen and I were leaving, she gave us a container of beef and barley soup. I never thought about cooking with barley before, as I found the soup to be quite tasty. Now, I use barley all the time especially in soups.

I use a beef seasoning my sister-n-law sent me for Christmas. It is the best stuff. I am still trying to get the name from her. Use any seasoning you like to use with pot roast. Taking the time to brown the meat and cook the onions and veggies gives the stew more flavor.

1 1/2 pounds stew meat, cut into bite sized cubes
Beef seasoning
2 tbsp canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 celery stalk, chopped (with leaves)
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 large potatoes, cubed (can use 1 russet and one sweet potato)
1 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 cup medium pearl barley
4 cups beef broth
1 tbsp Worcestershire (optional)
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

Season stew meat with salt and pepper and beef seasoning. In a large skillet, add a tablespoon of oil, brown the meat on all sides; remove from pan and set aside.
Using the same pot, add another tablespoon of oil, onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, then add celery, carrots and potatoes; cooking for a few minutes more.
Add the herbs, barley, broth, Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes with juice. Bring to boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for at least and hour and a half. The longer the stew simmers the better.

If using a crock pot: you can brown the meat if you want or just throw everything in (add more seasoning) and cook about 6-8 hours on high or 9-12 hours on low or until the meat and veggies are tender.

Variations:
-Try adding sliced mushrooms, chopped parsnips and/or fennel seeds.
-To make it thicker add a tablespoon of flour or cornstarch.
-For a little added flavor add a 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar or 1 cup Irish -Guinness beer or 1/2 cup red wine or cranberry juice.
“Back when I was a kid…” dads generally did not play a major role in the upbringing of children. Dad was the primary provider. The intimidating figure you did not want to cross; a trump card mom could play to keep the kids in line. Today those roles have shifted significantly. In modern day households dad is sharing the load of household responsibilities including the rearing of children; poopy diapers, buy more about car pooling, sale story time and all. The stay-at-home dad is no longer a comical figure as played by Tom Selleck in the 1987 film “3 Men and A Baby.” Fathers are scaling back their work week and even in some instances, by necessity, replacing the mother at home to play a larger role in their child’s upbringing.

DadLabs wants to help foster that need by providing an informative witty place to go to for advice. Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell founded DadLabs in 2004 on the belief “that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey.” The genre of videos cover everything form breastfeeding to car seats. You will also find a place to voice yourself in the DadLab Community and read more from the creators under Blog. This place is for dads so expect off color remarks and well basically man talk, hence the beer mugs.

Dads, be sure to tune in to the Live webcast every Thursday 1pm central for parenting news and giveaways!

Italy Slow Movement

When our oldest was born I had no clue what Helicopter, search Attachment, illness Authoritarian, Permissive, Glider, Conscience or Hyper parenting were. All I knew was I loved holding and kissing my little one every moment. I did have an idea of how I wanted to raise our young one and with time that plan has been revised, remolded and redefined multiple times; for as we know kids come with their own personalities and what works for some others resistant.

We lived in the North Bay of California within easy access to the big city, lazy beaches and majestic mountains. We found we were no longer lured in by the amenities of the city but rather captivated by the peaceful slow moving pace of the country. Our turn of heart is shared by many who escape the congestion and noise of the busy streets for that of suburbia in a noble quest to raise their family. However, many families whom have jumped on the band wagon with dreams of the perfect family life behind the white picket fence in the Burbs or country, have discovered the grass does not always stay greener on the other side. They are coming away from the experience just as overwhelmed as before. The fact is families who dwell in the city as well as those in the country pack too much into their lives.

Slowing Down:

Did “Mary Poppins” and “Hook” not teach us the value of slowing down? I am reminded of the lyrics from the song “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “would you lie with me and just forget the world.” Take time out to forget the world. Turn off the electronics, the computers, cell phones, MP3 Players and TV. Sing another song, read the book as if you are present, use the time in the car to open up and connect with your children, go fly a kite.

Slowing down is a difficult decision to make. There is the PTA, deadlines, Classroom sign ups, homework, housework, holidays, family, friends, sports and the list goes on and on. Slowing down does not mean you have to move to the woods and take up knitting and canning. If your family is happy with their present obligations it just means you may need to get a little more creative when it comes to fitting in quality family time. Slowing down means doing what works best for you and your family.

Find Balance:

It has taken me five years to get over my perfectionist tendencies but much longer than that to find balance. I am one who tends to expend all my energy at once leaving me on empty for days or weeks at a time. When I was young and single it was not a problem; however, now that I am older and mom of three sensitive hyper-active children I cannot afford to check out. Sometimes that means ordering take out for dinner on game night or the evening the kids and I loose track of time. There are times I put the little ones in the bathtub a couple times during the day just so I can have time to breathe. I may even go to bed without doing the dishes because I would rather read to the kids. Finding balance sometimes requires making sacrifices.

Make the Time Count:

A friend of mine once described me as the type of person who never had enough hours in a day. I was up early. I retired late. The busier I was the more fulfilled I felt. Comedian Eddie Cantor once said, “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast—you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” The question I needed to ask myself was “why the rush?” I was filling my day with mindless tasks that in retrospect were fun and made the time pass quicker but were unproductive.

I lived life to the fullest without a thought of where I was going and who I wanted to take with me. Making each moment count means understanding “where am I going?” and “how to get there?” Life is filled with decoys that stall us or hinder us from getting to the place we want to be. Take the journalist approach by asking the important questions relative to relationships both family and romantic, your job, and the person you want to become. Find ways to make those relationships more meaningful.

When time is of the essence we dare not waste it with decoys that give us limited relief. Leo Babauta the creator and writer of ZenHabits.net wrote, “slowing down is a way to incubate, conserve, and harvest our energy, not about relief from boredom by just watching more TV or going shopping” “We need leisure to rest, create, relate, and think.”

The Central Valley of California is a long way from the sandy warm beaches of Florida where I could cast off the stresses of my week and prepare for the oncoming onslaught of responsibilities. I found peace as the waves washed over me taking with them my fears and frustrations. I go there in my mind when my daily challenges build up so much they begin to suffocate me. I find that as I lie there daydreaming I can taste the salt in the air, feel the sand between my toes and hear the crashing of the waves. I feel more relaxed after a hike in the woods or my virtual reality at the beach than an hour spent on the internet or watching a show.

Forget the Jones’:
Lastly, stop the guilt. Sometimes it is ok to ignore the schedule. Stop living a fast life and start living a good life. If we have learned anything at all these past few years in a down turned economy is that less is more. Less gadgets and toys equals more creativity. Less scheduled activities more play time, think the Sandlot. Hopefully one day less meaningless homework and more time to be a kid.

The slow movement is moving beyond the Attachment Parenting mentality that suggests we cater to every whim and need of our children. The slow-movement is bypassing Hyper-parenting that fueled the guilt we already felt by adding prenatal classical concerts in the womb in addition to a Doogie Howser mentality prompting parents to compete with one another over development milestones, pricey preschools and extra extra-curricular activities. The slow-movement is sailing over Helicopter moms who hover over their kids worrying about every bump scrape or bruise and who are responsible for the influx in child safety such as baby knee pads. While safety should be our top concern these little guys need to learn the right amount of independence proportionate to their age.

The slow-movement is getting away from a society super charged with “getting rich quick” and spending that wealth extravagantly. The slow-movement is steering kids away from cell phones and video games and directing their interests to building a treehouse in the back yard, allowing them to explore, providing downtime to relax especially after school and focusing more on family time; nature walks, bike rides, lying in bed and family game nights.

More and more families are taking the conscience parent approach to parenting. They are taking the reins raising their family according to the families needs rather than doing what someone else says they should do. “Conscious parenting is about tuning into your feelings, doing what feels right to you, finding ways to move toward balance, choosing connection, living with joy and gratitude, letting your love spill out all over the place, adopting an attitude of self-reflection, having loads and loads of compassion for yourself, your partner and your children and recognizing that there is no such thing as a perfect parent or a perfect child.” Carrie Cotney PHD.

NY Times- Parenting: What is Slow Parenting.

Slow Down Now: a parody site.

A Holy Experience: religious references but the site is lovely and peaceful.

Ted: Video clip on why we should rethink our fast paced lives.

Playful Parenting: A book on how to make parenting fun.

Slow Family Living: A site dedicated to supporting the family.

Power of Slow: a web blog on slowing down.

Revised Ukrainian Cabbage and Meatballs

I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

The cilantro sauce is

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, discount minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, side effects paprika, view red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos
I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

The cilantro sauce is

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, discount minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, side effects paprika, view red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos

Cabbage and Beef

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, order I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, unhealthy pork, turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

Making Time for the Family: Family Bike Night

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My goal in 2009 is to laugh more. I am focusing on joking around with my kids, this especially during tantrums and learning to discover the optimist in me. This list is taken from the Happiness Project website. She does state that helping others is one of the best ways of boosting your happiness; however, it is not listed as one of the top ten. Maybe that is because we should already be doing that.

10. Take action.
Some people assume happiness is mostly a matter of inborn temperament: You’re born an Eeyore or a Tigger, and that’s that. Taking time to reflect, and conscious steps to make your life happier, really does work.

9. Stop nagging. Replace nagging with…persuasive tools: wordless hints (for example, leaving a new light bulb on the counter); using just one word (saying “Milk!” instead of talking on and on); not insisting that something be done on my schedule; and, most effective of all, doing a task myself.

8. Exercise to boost energy. Exercise is one of the most dependable mood-boosters.

7. There are two types of decision makers. “Satisfiers”- make a decision once their criteria are met. “Maximizers”- want to make the best possible decision. Satisfiers tend to be happier than maximizers. Maximizers expend more time and energy reaching decisions, and they’re often anxious about their choices. Sometimes good enough is good enough.

6. Buy some happiness.
Our basic psychological needs include feeling loved, secure, being good at what we do and having a sense of control. Spend money to stay in closer contact with…family and friends, promote…health, work more efficiently, eliminate sources of irritation and marital conflict; to support important causes; and to have enlarging experiences.

5. Don’t treat the blues with a “treat. The pleasure lasts a minute, but then feelings of guilt and loss of control and other negative consequences deepen the lousiness of the day. Ask whether this will truly make things better.

4. People who do new things are happier than people who stick to familiar activities that they already do well.

3. Fake it till you feel it. Feelings follow actions. Feeling low? Deliberately act cheery and you will yourself actually feeling happier. Feeling angry at someone? Do something thoughtful for them.

2. Expressing anger related to minor, fleeting annoyances just amplifies bad feelings, while not expressing anger often allows it to dissipate.

1. Go to sleep at a decent hour and do not allow yourself to get too hungry.
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My goal in 2009 is to laugh more. I am focusing on joking around with my kids, this especially during tantrums and learning to discover the optimist in me. This list is taken from the Happiness Project website. She does state that helping others is one of the best ways of boosting your happiness; however, it is not listed as one of the top ten. Maybe that is because we should already be doing that.

10. Take action.
Some people assume happiness is mostly a matter of inborn temperament: You’re born an Eeyore or a Tigger, and that’s that. Taking time to reflect, and conscious steps to make your life happier, really does work.

9. Stop nagging. Replace nagging with…persuasive tools: wordless hints (for example, leaving a new light bulb on the counter); using just one word (saying “Milk!” instead of talking on and on); not insisting that something be done on my schedule; and, most effective of all, doing a task myself.

8. Exercise to boost energy. Exercise is one of the most dependable mood-boosters.

7. There are two types of decision makers. “Satisfiers”- make a decision once their criteria are met. “Maximizers”- want to make the best possible decision. Satisfiers tend to be happier than maximizers. Maximizers expend more time and energy reaching decisions, and they’re often anxious about their choices. Sometimes good enough is good enough.

6. Buy some happiness.
Our basic psychological needs include feeling loved, secure, being good at what we do and having a sense of control. Spend money to stay in closer contact with…family and friends, promote…health, work more efficiently, eliminate sources of irritation and marital conflict; to support important causes; and to have enlarging experiences.

5. Don’t treat the blues with a “treat. The pleasure lasts a minute, but then feelings of guilt and loss of control and other negative consequences deepen the lousiness of the day. Ask whether this will truly make things better.

4. People who do new things are happier than people who stick to familiar activities that they already do well.

3. Fake it till you feel it. Feelings follow actions. Feeling low? Deliberately act cheery and you will yourself actually feeling happier. Feeling angry at someone? Do something thoughtful for them.

2. Expressing anger related to minor, fleeting annoyances just amplifies bad feelings, while not expressing anger often allows it to dissipate.

1. Go to sleep at a decent hour and do not allow yourself to get too hungry.
In today’s economic uncertainties proper money management is top on the list of priorities when it comes to preparing my children for the real world. When I was in college I did not drive anywhere on the weekends because I did not have the money to pay for the extra gas spent. I did not take money from my parents nor was I out buying clothes or going to the movies. I made just enough money to cover living expenses and that was it.

A few of my friends invited me to a little get-together one evening. These were friends I respected so imagine my shock when one of them got up and announced we were there to discuss financial possibilities. The owner of the house was my age. By age 24 he had secured a Hummer and a sizable home with many amenities. The scheme was not so much about selling products but rather sign up as many people as you can naïve enough to fork over $1500. I thought how dumb could they be to allow themselves to become a part of this. They had managed to convince a girl to turn over one thousand dollars of money she did not have to spend on get rich quick schemes. I had to hold them back as I ushered her out of the room and to her car. Not even one month later the gentlemen who started this scheme over in Switzerland went under taking all the blind that followed with him. I wonder how much of the oversized housing market was due to individuals like these who had not been taught the fundamentals of financial responsibility (or ignored it) and saw a quick buck.

My kids are still too young to recognize the value of money. I can only imagine the tantrum that would ensue over my giving Mason a dime and Adelin ten pennies. All they would see is one of them has more coins than the other. But, sildenafil there are other ways to teach the little guys about money and the value of work.

By the age of one our children knew how to throw their diapers away, wash dishes and pick up toys. Toddlers love to put objects into things. In our home when we clean up I try to include our one year old, making it into a game. The other kids are driven by the excitement of teaching their baby brother how to put things away. By three the older two knew how to clean their own rooms (by themselves without me telling them too, I do not know how that happened), the bathrooms, mop the floors, pull weeds, vacuum, sweep, dust, set the table and help cook. At this age they help out because they want to and they do a pretty good job. I love it when Mason excitedly asks us to “come see.” Proudly he announces that he cleaned his room. Yes it was very clean. The funny part was he had thrown every article of clothing and all his toys into the hallway. They are practicing now how to work. And we give them every opportunity to do so. If they are bored I immediately find them something to do. At this age they are happy to comply when it is on their terms so I try to let perfection go and have fun.

I do believe in allowances, however; I believe that chores are part of being a family. Mason begins Kindergarten next year and will most likely start receiving a monthly, age appropriate, allowance when he has learned to associate a value to the coins. For now they love to sort the coins and play grocery store. They learn to conserve energy by turning off the lights and take care of their clothes by tackling stains right away and hanging them up to dry. By age twelve and thirteen they will be capable of finding odd jobs in the community such as babysitting, mowing the neighbor’s lawns, washing cars or selling homemade baked goods. They will learn about giving to charity, savings and being frugal.

Budgeting and a good sound worth ethic are the two most valuable tools my mom taught me. It did not happen on my way off to college. It happened when I was very young when my mom refused to give in to my demands and made me wash the dishes. I want to send my children off with the knowledge we work hard, we save for a rainy day, use what we have and go without when we have to.
Looking for a warm comforting meal during the long cold months of winter? Stroganoff is one of my favorite dishes to break the chill and fill bellies on the cheap. Serve with a side salad or green beans.

Source: my Grandmother Lois Jepson
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, viagra buy website diced
1/2 pound mushrooms, drugs diced
3 cloves garlic, clinic minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups beef stock
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 cup sour cream
1 pound egg noodles, cooked and drained

In a large skillet, saute onions, mushrooms and garlic in the butter until tender. Add ground beef, cook until browned. Cook until beef is completely browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, and Italian seasoning.

Stir in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes to thicken. Slowly add beef stock and vinegar. Stir, bring to a boil, and let simmer until thickened. Stir in sour cream until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in noodles.

Variations:
– Serve over rice or baked potato.
– Use ground turkey in the place of ground beef.
– Substitute Worcestershire sauce for red wine vinegar.
Looking for a warm comforting meal during the long cold months of winter? Stroganoff is one of my favorite dishes to break the chill and fill bellies on the cheap. Serve with a side salad or green beans.

Source: my Grandmother Lois Jepson
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, viagra buy website diced
1/2 pound mushrooms, drugs diced
3 cloves garlic, clinic minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups beef stock
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 cup sour cream
1 pound egg noodles, cooked and drained

In a large skillet, saute onions, mushrooms and garlic in the butter until tender. Add ground beef, cook until browned. Cook until beef is completely browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, and Italian seasoning.

Stir in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes to thicken. Slowly add beef stock and vinegar. Stir, bring to a boil, and let simmer until thickened. Stir in sour cream until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in noodles.

Variations:
– Serve over rice or baked potato.
– Use ground turkey in the place of ground beef.
– Substitute Worcestershire sauce for red wine vinegar.
Family bike night was an integral part of my early childhood. I can’t say when it stopped, viagra 60mg most likely when our evenings were filled up with youth group, treat sports and scouts. I can remember a feeling of closeness to my family as we rode through the streets with the wind in our faces.

I wanted to create the same experience for our children for as long as possible. We have enjoyed cruising  around the neighborhood together and creating new adventures while riding to the park. It is a nice relaxing way to end the day or start one. Choose a night, viagra order or day, when all the kids are home such as a lazy Sunday afternoon. Sure the older ones will fight you about it at first but in reality they will not miss the TV show or the video game. If it is one thing I have learned even with little ones is deep down they will be glad of the effort even if they do not show it.

Cranberry And Apple-Cider Sorbet

This recipe for apple pork chop casserole was submitted by Emily’s, approved ed my sister-n-law, dad. He got the recipe for the casserole from some friends who lived in Boise Idaho and it has been a family favorite ever since.

4 cups sliced apples
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbs. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Dash lemon juice
4 thick (1/2”) sliced pork chops
1 package pork “Shake and Bake”

Place apples in casserole and sprinkle lemon juice over top. Mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon and sparkle over top. Coat chops with shake and bake. Place chops on top of apples and mixture.
Bake uncovered at 400°F for 50 minutes.

Shake and Bake:
4 cups dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp celery salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp minced onion
1 pinch dried basil leaves
1 pinch dried parsley
1 pinch dried oregano

In a large resealable plastic bag combine the crumbs, oil, salt, paprika, celery salt, pepper, garlic salt, minced garlic, minced onion, basil, parsley and oregano. Seal bag and shake all ingredients together.
This recipe for was passed on to me by a friend of mine. She stresses that she is not a fan of feta cheese but this salad is THE best salad she has ever eaten. I second that motion. Thank you for sharing.

Source: Melissa Jones
Feta cheese
Sun dried tomatoes, treatment drained and chopped
Artichoke hearts, viagra 40mg drained and chopped (marinade reserved)
1 bag mixed baby greens with spinach
1 bag salad
Italian Dressing

Empty salad and lettuce into a large bowl. Add tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

Mix artichoke marinade with Italian dressing. Pour over salad; sprinkle with feta cheese; toss.
Zucchini Cobbler

I skipped making zucchini soup to make zucchini cobbler all because I had some apples and lemons to use up. I was a little concerned with the amount of sugar and flour, sildenafil a tidbit I did not notice until I was in the process of making the cobbler. Since we tend to eat dessert only once a week this would have to count. Zucchini cobbler tasted surprisingly like apples. Probably the apple cider I threw in there because I did not have enough lemon juice. This recipe gave me inspiration to use vegetables in the place of fruit more often.

Serve with a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon.

5 cups zucchini (about 4-5) peeled, check seeded, sale and chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, chilled
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray.

Place zucchini and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until tender. Stir in 3/4 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer 1 minute longer; remove from heat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup crumb mixture into zucchini mixture. Press 1/2 the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Spread zucchini evenly over crust. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over zucchini, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Variations:
Use half the amount of lemon juice and add apple cider to make a 1/2 cup.

cranberry apple-cider sorbet

There are two interesting specifics to note about ice cream or in this case sorbet. The first being even though you are full from dinner there is always still room for sorbet and the second fact is even in the winter when we are chilled from the cold we can still enjoy a bowl of frozen sugary confection. So while it may be chilly in some parts of world this October with the onset of Fall go ahead and enjoy a bite of cranberry apple-cider sorbet as a special treat served up at a party or afternoon snack.

Source: Martha Stewart
Makes 1 quart
2 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a large saucepan, physician bring cranberry juice, shop cider, stuff and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.

Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Freeze for 2 hours, then mash with a fork. Cover, and continue freezing until set, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Transfer sorbet to a food processor; purée until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container; refreeze until ready to serve.

Variations:
Use sugar-free cranberry juice.

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Sauce and Cabbage

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
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Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, viagra dosage easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sildenafil sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, viagra dosage easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sildenafil sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.
For my birthday this year I received a large box stuffed with old family photos from my mom. I have to say it was a priceless gift that I enjoyed thoroughly. One of the pictures I liked most was a snapshot of a group of kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. The moment in time captured in that photo was an era of innocence and simple fun. Costumes were made by either talented mothers or Grandmothers or assembled from items found around the house. I remember wearing mason jar rings on my ears one year when I was a gypsy.

I love Halloween. I always say it is my favorite Holiday that is until Christmas time when I am caught up in the glee. I find I can no longer allow my children to look at the costume magazines because the majority of the contents are gore. This year I noticed sites directed toward kids are filled with Halloween suggestions that are a little too much on the scary side rather than sweets pumpkins and black cats. So I decided to go back in time and find some fun costumes and other Halloween goodies that will tantalize a child’s soul and mind not scare him to bits.

I know that making your children homemade costumes is time consuming and when your time is limited who wants the added stress, pharm right? I admit I have purchased my kids costumes for the past five years. So I am in no way pointing fingers. This year after I ordered my daughters mermaid costume for an insurmountable sum of money I came across the site for the mermaid costume listed below. I hit my forehead several times repeatedly telling myself “dummy, side effects you could do that!” And for a fraction of the cost.

The experience also brought to mind a fun activity with a youth group I helped chaperon years ago. We loaded the kids up and took them to the local Goodwill. Each teen was allotted $5.00 to purchase items they needed to combine with something at home to create a Halloween costume with. They all had a blast and the costumes were a hoot.

Here are several links for cheap and simple fun costumes for kids. Good Luck, have fun and most of all Be Safe!

Card Board Box Robot Costume

Card Board Crocodile Costume:

Mermaid Costume

Recycled Butterfly Wings

Cat Costume

Princess Costume

Robin Hood Costume

So Cute Bunny Costume

Ideas at Family Fun

More Ideas at Family Crafts

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, viagra dosage easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sildenafil sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.
For my birthday this year I received a large box stuffed with old family photos from my mom. I have to say it was a priceless gift that I enjoyed thoroughly. One of the pictures I liked most was a snapshot of a group of kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. The moment in time captured in that photo was an era of innocence and simple fun. Costumes were made by either talented mothers or Grandmothers or assembled from items found around the house. I remember wearing mason jar rings on my ears one year when I was a gypsy.

I love Halloween. I always say it is my favorite Holiday that is until Christmas time when I am caught up in the glee. I find I can no longer allow my children to look at the costume magazines because the majority of the contents are gore. This year I noticed sites directed toward kids are filled with Halloween suggestions that are a little too much on the scary side rather than sweets pumpkins and black cats. So I decided to go back in time and find some fun costumes and other Halloween goodies that will tantalize a child’s soul and mind not scare him to bits.

I know that making your children homemade costumes is time consuming and when your time is limited who wants the added stress, pharm right? I admit I have purchased my kids costumes for the past five years. So I am in no way pointing fingers. This year after I ordered my daughters mermaid costume for an insurmountable sum of money I came across the site for the mermaid costume listed below. I hit my forehead several times repeatedly telling myself “dummy, side effects you could do that!” And for a fraction of the cost.

The experience also brought to mind a fun activity with a youth group I helped chaperon years ago. We loaded the kids up and took them to the local Goodwill. Each teen was allotted $5.00 to purchase items they needed to combine with something at home to create a Halloween costume with. They all had a blast and the costumes were a hoot.

Here are several links for cheap and simple fun costumes for kids. Good Luck, have fun and most of all Be Safe!

Card Board Box Robot Costume

Card Board Crocodile Costume:

Mermaid Costume

Recycled Butterfly Wings

Cat Costume

Princess Costume

Robin Hood Costume

So Cute Bunny Costume

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I saw some chestnuts at the market that were begging to be made into stuffing. I have never attempted to make my own stuffing before. Seems like it should not be that difficult. Add spices, viagra order chopped veggies and bread. I passed up on the chestnuts this time.

I came across some helpful information about making stuffing.
Source: BHG

Starch: such as day old bread, rx corn bread, this rice, or potatoes
Liquid: such as broth, wine, (eggs) or liquor (or a combination of these)
Other additions: may include herbs, onions, dried or fresh fruits, sausage or other meats (optional)
seafood: such as oysters, crab, or shrimp (optional)

Create your own recipe by keeping these proportions in mind:
For each pound of uncooked poultry, you will need about 3/4 cup stuffing.
For every 1 cup of starch, add about 2 tablespoons of liquid, just enough to moisten the bread.
If you just want stuffing, there’s no requirement for a bird.

Safe Stuffing:
Cook the stuffing separately in a covered casserole if you don’t have an accurate meat thermometer, because there is no visual test for stuffing doneness.
Mix the stuffing just before you stuff and roast the bird.
Loosely spoon stuffing into the body and neck cavities rather than packing it. Otherwise it won’t get hot enough by the time the turkey is cooked. Spoon any remaining stuffing into a casserole; cover and chill until ready to bake.

MOM’S TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY STUFFING:
1 pkg herb Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix
1 med chopped onion
1 egg (optional)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
chopped celery
Cooked giblets (optional)
Garlic
Mushrooms
Nuts & Cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. In a saucepan make stuffing according to directions on package. Meantime In a pan sauté onions, garlic, celery and mushrooms. Combine vegetables, stuffing and rest of ingredients. Bake in covered dish until heated through.

FESTIVE CRANBERRY STUFFING:
1 can (1 4 oz) chicken broth
Pepper
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
1/2 c fresh or frozen cranberries
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
4 cups seasoned stuffing

Mix broth, pepper, celery, cranberry and onion in saucepan. Heat to boil. Cover and cook over low heat 5 min or until vegetables are tender. Add stuffing.

SAUSAGE APPLE STUFFING:
1/4 pound pork sausage
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
6 cup dry bread cubes
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 can (16 oz) chicken broth
1 1/2 cup chopped peeled apples
1/2 cup raisins

In a small skillet, brown sausage with onion and celery. In large bowl, combine bread, parsley, seasonings, and butter; mix well. Stir in broth, apples, raisins and sausage mixture including drippings.

cranberry apple-cider sorbet

There are two interesting specifics to note about ice cream or in this case sorbet. The first being even though you are full from dinner there is always still room for sorbet and the second fact is even in the winter when we are chilled from the cold we can still enjoy a bowl of frozen sugary confection. So while it may be chilly in some parts of world this October with the onset of Fall go ahead and enjoy a bite of cranberry apple-cider sorbet as a special treat served up at a party or afternoon snack.

Source: Martha Stewart
Makes 1 quart
2 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a large saucepan, viagra healing bring cranberry juice, viagra price cider, viagra buy and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.

Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Freeze for 2 hours, then mash with a fork. Cover, and continue freezing until set, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Transfer sorbet to a food processor; purée until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container; refreeze until ready to serve.

Variations:
Use sugar-free cranberry juice.

cranberry apple-cider sorbet

There are two interesting specifics to note about ice cream or in this case sorbet. The first being even though you are full from dinner there is always still room for sorbet and the second fact is even in the winter when we are chilled from the cold we can still enjoy a bowl of frozen sugary confection. So while it may be chilly in some parts of world this October with the onset of Fall go ahead and enjoy a bite of cranberry apple-cider sorbet as a special treat served up at a party or afternoon snack.

Source: Martha Stewart
Makes 1 quart
2 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a large saucepan, viagra healing bring cranberry juice, viagra price cider, viagra buy and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.

Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Freeze for 2 hours, then mash with a fork. Cover, and continue freezing until set, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Transfer sorbet to a food processor; purée until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container; refreeze until ready to serve.

Variations:
Use sugar-free cranberry juice.
For my birthday this year I received a large box stuffed with old family photos from my mom. I have to say it was a priceless gift that I enjoyed thoroughly. One of the pictures I liked most was a snapshot of a group of kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. The moment in time captured in that photo was an era of innocence and simple fun. Costumes were made by either talented mothers or Grandmothers or assembled from items found around the house. I remember wearing mason jar rings on my ears one year when I was a gypsy.

I love Halloween. I always say it is my favorite Holiday that is until Christmas time when I am caught up in the glee. I find I can no longer allow my children to look at the costume magazines because the majority of the contents are gore. This year I noticed sites directed toward kids are filled with Halloween suggestions that are a little too much on the scary side rather than sweets pumpkins and black cats. So I decided to go back in time and find some fun costumes and other Halloween goodies that will tantalize a child’s soul and mind not scare him to bits.

I know that making your children homemade costumes is time consuming and when your time is limited who wants the added stress, there right? I admit I have purchased my kids costumes for the past five years. So I am in no way pointing fingers. This year after I ordered my daughters mermaid costume for an insurmountable sum of money I came across the site for the mermaid costume listed below. I hit my forehead several times repeatedly telling myself “my gosh I could do that!” And for a fraction of the cost.

The experience also brought to mind a fun activity with the youth group. We loaded the kids up and took them to the local Goodwill. Each kids was allotted $5.00 to purchase items they needed to put together a Halloween costume with. They all had a blast and the costumes were a hoot.

Here are several links for cheap and simple fun costumes for kids. Good Luck, web have fun and most of all Be Safe!

Card Board Box Robot Costume

Card Board Crocodile Costume:

Mermaid Costume

Recycled Butterfly Wings

Ideas at Family Fun

More Ideas at Family Crafts

Fish Tacos with Spicy Cilantro Sauce

I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Cilantro sauce

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, view online minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, sales paprika, red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos

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Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, viagra dosage easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sildenafil sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, viagra the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, healing yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, click on the “comment” tab following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, more about the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, doctor yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, illness the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, seek yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, price so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, approved the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, visit yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, patient so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, there the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grow up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!

Chica and Jo is a website that offers tips for quick, viagra dosage easy and affordable home solutions and fun crafts. I stumbled upon it a few months ago looking for zoo animal ideas for the little preschoolers I teach. Once I started to look around I was hooked.

The site was started by two friends Chica and Jo with the goal to inspire. They enjoy a challenge and so welcome emails from their readers asking advice or sharing ideas on everything from entertaining to organization to kids and crafts.

Some of the subjects you can expect to find on the Chica and Jo website includes: crafts for adults and kids, sildenafil sewing projects, green living, organization helps, using what you have to save money, shopping and coupons, general tips and advice, decorating inspiration, cooking, gift ideas, parties and entertaining know how, holidays and travel.

Some of my favorite posts I have noted are “making a tracing box with Christmas lights“, making purses from kids sweaters and the chili cookoff party invites just to name a few.
For my birthday this year I received a large box stuffed with old family photos from my mom. I have to say it was a priceless gift that I enjoyed thoroughly. One of the pictures I liked most was a snapshot of a group of kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. The moment in time captured in that photo was an era of innocence and simple fun. Costumes were made by either talented mothers or Grandmothers or assembled from items found around the house. I remember wearing mason jar rings on my ears one year when I was a gypsy.

I love Halloween. I always say it is my favorite Holiday that is until Christmas time when I am caught up in the glee. I find I can no longer allow my children to look at the costume magazines because the majority of the contents are gore. This year I noticed sites directed toward kids are filled with Halloween suggestions that are a little too much on the scary side rather than sweets pumpkins and black cats. So I decided to go back in time and find some fun costumes and other Halloween goodies that will tantalize a child’s soul and mind not scare him to bits.

I know that making your children homemade costumes is time consuming and when your time is limited who wants the added stress, pharm right? I admit I have purchased my kids costumes for the past five years. So I am in no way pointing fingers. This year after I ordered my daughters mermaid costume for an insurmountable sum of money I came across the site for the mermaid costume listed below. I hit my forehead several times repeatedly telling myself “dummy, side effects you could do that!” And for a fraction of the cost.

The experience also brought to mind a fun activity with a youth group I helped chaperon years ago. We loaded the kids up and took them to the local Goodwill. Each teen was allotted $5.00 to purchase items they needed to combine with something at home to create a Halloween costume with. They all had a blast and the costumes were a hoot.

Here are several links for cheap and simple fun costumes for kids. Good Luck, have fun and most of all Be Safe!

Card Board Box Robot Costume

Card Board Crocodile Costume:

Mermaid Costume

Recycled Butterfly Wings

Cat Costume

Princess Costume

Robin Hood Costume

So Cute Bunny Costume

Ideas at Family Fun

More Ideas at Family Crafts

Cauliflower Fritter with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

The cilantro sauce is

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, discount minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, side effects paprika, view red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos
I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

The cilantro sauce is

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, discount minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, side effects paprika, view red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos

Cabbage and Beef

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, order I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, unhealthy pork, turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.
I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

The cilantro sauce is

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, discount minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, side effects paprika, view red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos

Cabbage and Beef

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, order I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, unhealthy pork, turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, prostate the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, thumb yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid, but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!
I usually make omelets for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I have found it is a great way to use up the left over vegetables. This time I had some potatoes that I did not want to waste.

8 slices bacon or ham, order cooked and chopped
2 cup Frozen hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups Shredded old cheddar Colby blend
6 Eggs, viagra beaten
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Thinly sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon in large frying pan until crisp. Drain, reserving 3
tablespoons of drippings. Saute potatoes in drippings until browned,
about 10 minutes.

Divide potatoes among 4 individual greased 1 cup
shallow baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bacon. Beat eggs, milk and onions; pour into dishes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until set.

Variation:
Make your own hashbrowns by shredding 2-3 russet potatoes.
I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire.

For the marinade I do not have any measurements except think a “dash here and a dash there.” All I did was pour some of the spice in my palm and using my fingers I sprinkled it over the fish. I like the taste of cumin so I sprinkled a lot. If you are unsure try using a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon each of the spices. Except for the red pepper flakes. If you like fire go ahead otherwise only use 1/8-1/4 teaspoon. Because there is oil in the marinade (a tip I learned from The Good Mood Food Blog) you should not need to add anymore to the pan before cooking.

The cilantro sauce is

Cilantro Sauce:
1 handful green onions
1 handful cilantro
3 tbsp light mayonnaise or plain yogurt
3 tbsp light sour cream
Juice from 1 small lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove minced

Throw all the sauce ingredients into a food processor. Pulse several times until sauce is smooth; set aside.

Fish Marinade:
2 (3-4 oz) Mahi Mahi steaks
Olive oil
1 lime
Ground cumin
Paprika
Red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, discount minced
Kosher salt

Place fish in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice over the fish. Season with cumin, side effects paprika, view red pepper garlic and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. Grill fish in a skillet or on a grill for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish easily flakes and is opaque.

To serve:
4 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Avocado, sliced (optional)
Cilantro Sauce

Heat tortillas on the grill for crispier or in the microwave. Slice or flake fish and place in tortillas. Pile cabbage on top of fish, then add a dollop of cilantro sauce. Makes 4 tacos

Cabbage and Beef

A friend of ours from the Ukraine came to visit not long after we settled in California. As a treat he made dinner that night cooking up cabbage rolls (Holubtsi) among other delectables. Stephen is not so much into trying new things. You could call him a simpleton of sorts. But what he despises more than anything are condiments. So you can imagine what must have gone through his head when our friend placed platter after platter of strange cuisine covered with mayonnaise and ketchup.

I love cabbage rolls but unfortunately I am the only who will eat them since the great mayonnaise feast fiasco. Hence cabbage and meatballs were created. Now, order I know a lot of people despise cabbage because either they have been turned off by the look of it or they have tried it and it was gross. I agree. The recipes I have tried in the past use far too much oil or butter resulting in slimy oily cabbage. Cabbage needs to be seasoned well with salt and pepper and a smidgen of oil or butter; just enough to keep it from sticking to the pan while sauteing.

Meatballs:
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 eggs

In a bowl combine the beef, unhealthy pork, turkey, seasonings, matzoh meal and eggs. Mix lightly until combined. Shape into balls according to desired size.

Brown meatballs in a skillet then transfer to a 350 degree oven to finish cooking about 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with cooked cabbage.

OR add meatballs to the pan with the cabbage cover and cook until no longer pink about 15 minutes.

Tips:
-Larger meatballs take longer to cook.
-Do not compact the center of the meatballs. They take longer to cook. Instead softly gather the meat together and lightly roll into a ball.

Cabbage:
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 small cabbage, shredded thickly
1 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water or broth

Heat oil in a large skillet, with lid, over medium-high heat. Add cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Saute until cabbage starts to wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and let steam until tender; about 7 minutes.

Help Yourself Pitchers

If you have little ones, prostate the phrase “I can do it by myself” may sound like a broken record by now. These little guys want so much to be independent, thumb yet they don’t understand they still need a  little help on a few things. I spied these Help Yourself Pitchers while volunteering at Mason’s preschool last year and finally decided to purchase one. Lakeshore Learning is the only place I have been able to find them. They come in a pack of 6 for $20, so you could go in with a couple of other moms or give the extras away as gifts.

I keep some  in the refrigerator filled with milk and  juice. The kids feel so grown up when they can pour their own milk for cereal or refreshing drinks during the day or at meal times. Sometimes, I catch them playing restaurant serving up beverages in cups. As the title states, here, help yourself guys and I do not have to worry about one of them spilling half the gallon of milk because they want to “do it by myself”.

For a chance to win a Help Yourself Pitcher, leave a comment in the comment section following this post and tell us about one of your messiest kitchen messes, you created or your kids. Entries will be accepted until Thursday October 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The messiest winner will be chosen by me and announced in a post on the evening of Sunday October 11, 2009.

Please Remember to leave a working email address where you can be reached. If I do not hear back from the winner by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Saturday October 17, 2009, the runner up will be the new owner of the pitcher.

My messiest story does not involve liquid, but glitter. Glitter, in itself, is hard to clean up and so has been declared an endangered species and untouchable. That did not stop the two young sprites that raided the craft cabinet several months back.  I was in the laundry room when I heard Adelin’s, “I am getting into trouble, ha…ha…ha” laugh. I found them dancing around the kitchen sprinkling gold glitter like pixie dust. A once brand new 14oz bottle of gold glitter lay empty on the floor at my feet. I managed to clean up the majority of the glitter by sweeping and vacuuming, but we found gold glitter in unexpected places for weeks after that.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific Time Thursday October 8, 2009.
-The winner will be chosen by  me the day after the giveaway has ended.
-If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days or forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
-The prize will be delivered by USPS standard delivery. I will email the winner the specifics including date and tracking number.

Good Luck! And Enjoy!
Cauliflower Fritters

I love crab cakes and tuna cakes even apple fritters but I have never heard of cauliflower fritters before. Zucchini yes. Cauliflower no. Sadly I was not that thrilled with the results. The fritters were in much need of flavor. So I thought and thought about what was missing and the first thing that came to mind was red pepper. I worked up a spicy dipping sauce I like to use on fried vegetables and was much happier. Yes it defeats the purpose of “only 5 ingredients” but I do not believe in compromising on flavor. I think some kind of mustard sauce or salsa would be a nice compliment too.

Source: Rachael Ray
1 large head cauliflower (about 2 1/4 pounds), nurse trimmed and chopped
1/2 cup flour
1 large egg, for sale beaten
One 10-ounce bag salad greens
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Steam the cauliflower until tender, this 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, mash and let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and egg, season with salt and pepper and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll 1/4 cupfuls into balls, then flatten into patties, to make a total of 12 to 14. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry the patties until golden-brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve with the salad greens tossed in olive oil and the lemon juice.

Variations:
-1 shallot, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
-Chopped anchovies.
-Green Onions, corn, peas and 1/2 cup cheddar.
-1-2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning.
-Use Balsamic Vinegar in the place of lemon juice.

Spicy Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt

Stir together mayonnaise and ketchup; season with cayenne, onion powder, pepper, and salt.

Zucchini Cobbler

http://www.cspinet.org/new/school_lunch.html

http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/2006/08/tips-for-nutritious-school-lunches.html

http://www.diylife.com/2007/09/10/back-to-school-lunch-ideas-and-packing-tips/

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http://www.cspinet.org/new/school_lunch.html

http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/2006/08/tips-for-nutritious-school-lunches.html

http://www.diylife.com/2007/09/10/back-to-school-lunch-ideas-and-packing-tips/

Chick and Chicken nugget
Listen up friends, help here it is, visit this site one of the most important items I will ever post on this site. My sister-n-law Jennifer sent me an unmarked jar of seasoning. Told me it was her favorite stuff so I decided I’d try it. I will never cook without this stuff again. I use it on roasts, pilule marinating steaks and in hamburgers. The flavor is unbelievable.

For roasts all I do is season the meat with salt and pepper then coat the meat with the seasoning and sear. The flavors are locked in ready to cook in the oven or in a crock pot. The last time I made hamburgers I skipped on the condiments and extra stuff only using the roast seasoning and a little olive oil. The crowd raved over the taste. Even the kids who are normally adverse to burgers were captivated. I love this stuff so much I wish I could put a bottle in every household. Unfortunately financially that is not possible. However, I have decided to share a bottle with one of you. The giveaway is for a 14-ounce bottle of Lindberg Snider Porterhouse and Roast Seasoning.  It is great on beef, poultry, pork and seafood.

To enter click on the “contribute” link at the top of the page and fill out the required fields. Write “Seasoning Giveaway” in the Subject box and then in the message box tell us what your favorite post on the site has been or what you like most about the site. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm (Pacific Standard Time) Wednesday [Date]. The winner will be chosen by the “Random Number Generator” at Random.org. I will announce the winner in a post and by email on Thursday [date]. If I do not hear back from the winner by the following Monday [date] a new winner be chosen. So, make sure your email address is correct and you check your spam folder just in case.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on the deadline date of the contest.
-Limit one entry per household unless we can verify that you have taken the correct steps to gain extra bonus entries as outlined above.
-A winner will be chosen at random using the number generator at random.org the day after the giveaway has ended.
If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days you will forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win. Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
http://www.cspinet.org/new/school_lunch.html

http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/2006/08/tips-for-nutritious-school-lunches.html

http://www.diylife.com/2007/09/10/back-to-school-lunch-ideas-and-packing-tips/

Chick and Chicken nugget
Listen up friends, help here it is, visit this site one of the most important items I will ever post on this site. My sister-n-law Jennifer sent me an unmarked jar of seasoning. Told me it was her favorite stuff so I decided I’d try it. I will never cook without this stuff again. I use it on roasts, pilule marinating steaks and in hamburgers. The flavor is unbelievable.

For roasts all I do is season the meat with salt and pepper then coat the meat with the seasoning and sear. The flavors are locked in ready to cook in the oven or in a crock pot. The last time I made hamburgers I skipped on the condiments and extra stuff only using the roast seasoning and a little olive oil. The crowd raved over the taste. Even the kids who are normally adverse to burgers were captivated. I love this stuff so much I wish I could put a bottle in every household. Unfortunately financially that is not possible. However, I have decided to share a bottle with one of you. The giveaway is for a 14-ounce bottle of Lindberg Snider Porterhouse and Roast Seasoning.  It is great on beef, poultry, pork and seafood.

To enter click on the “contribute” link at the top of the page and fill out the required fields. Write “Seasoning Giveaway” in the Subject box and then in the message box tell us what your favorite post on the site has been or what you like most about the site. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm (Pacific Standard Time) Wednesday [Date]. The winner will be chosen by the “Random Number Generator” at Random.org. I will announce the winner in a post and by email on Thursday [date]. If I do not hear back from the winner by the following Monday [date] a new winner be chosen. So, make sure your email address is correct and you check your spam folder just in case.

Now for the legal stuff:
-To be eligible to enter our giveaway contest you must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.
-Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on the deadline date of the contest.
-Limit one entry per household unless we can verify that you have taken the correct steps to gain extra bonus entries as outlined above.
-A winner will be chosen at random using the number generator at random.org the day after the giveaway has ended.
If you win we will contact you via e-mail. You must respond within 5 days you will forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.
-When entering our giveaway, please leave a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that you win. Dazzledish can not be held responsible if you do not provide the correct e-mail address or if the e-mail was delivered to your spam folder.
Zucchini Cobbler

I skipped making zucchini soup to make zucchini cobbler all because I had some apples and lemons to use up. I was a little concerned with the amount of sugar and flour, no rx a tidbit I did not notice until I was in the process of making the cobbler. Since we tend to eat dessert only once a week this would have to count. Zucchini cobbler tasted surprisingly like apples. Probably the apple cider I threw in there because I did not have enough lemon juice. This recipe gave me inspiration to use vegetables in the place of fruit more often.

Serve with a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon.

Source: Unknown
5 cups zucchini (about 4-5) peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, chilled
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray.

Place zucchini and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until tender. Stir in 3/4 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer 1 minute longer; remove from heat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup crumb mixture into zucchini mixture. Press 1/2 the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Spread zucchini evenly over crust. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over zucchini, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Variations:
Use half the amount of lemon juice and add apple cider to make a 1/2 cup.