Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
~Do you have any favorite ornaments? I love the ornaments we've bought while on vacations, but my favorites are definitely the ones the girls have made themselves.
~What's your favorite Christmas treat? Hands down, Christmas cookies!
~Coolest crafty thing you made or home decor thing you tried this Christmas season? Ahh, nothing. Which I hate because I had so many ideas. But, see first paragraph.
~Your favorite Christmas movie? Love The Grinch-it's a family favorite! I also love to watch It's a Wonderful Life-can you believe I had never seen it before meeting my husband!
~Most difficult person you have to buy for? The older girls are getting a bit tougher. Their lists are just as long as the little ones, but their requests are much more expensive!
~What's the number one thing on your kids'/husband's/wife's/significant other's list this year? All the kids want Pillow Pets!
~If Santa could bring you one big surprise this year, what would you want it to be? It would have to be the Coach purse that
my husband doesn't know he's giving me but has already been purchased I've been eyeing.
Friday, December 10, 2010
These four items are always in our house.
Permanently on my shopping list and definitely stocked up on when I find them on sale.
For those nights when the kids are cranky, or we have multiple basketball practices, or we get home late, or I'm just plain unprepared, those four items can quickly be whipped up into a chicken stir fry dinner that is easy and everyone loves. Well, ok, I can't say they all love all of the meal, but I know everyone will at least eat the chicken and rice part of it! And for my house, if everyone eats at least part of the meal, that meal's a keeper.
I don't really look at the recipe when I make this anymore so half the time I forget the ginger-still tastes the same. I've also started using 2 cans of chicken broth and doubling the soy sauce and cornstarch to make more sauce for us. I've used lots of different vegetables to make this too-I usually just use whatever frozen vegetables I have in the freezer, sometimes a bag of stir fry vegetables, sometimes I just cut up onions and peppers and throw them in.
Easy, quick and yummy!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tonight on NBC, at 8:00 EST ( oh, wait until you see this episode, you won't ever want to say standard again!) "Community" airs their brand new Christmas special. It may not seem as if it's new though. It's an all stop-action animated episode just like all the Christmas specials when I was younger -songs and all.
When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong also star.
I had a chance to preview this episode yesterday. Love the ending and how Abed's friends stick by him. Laughed out loud all by myself at some funny one liners. And as I said above, I'll never say Eastern Standard Time again!
"Community-Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" air tonight on NBC at 8:00 EST/7:00 CST.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
who's down and out with a nasty little cold. A cold that has invaded our whole house for a couple of weeks now. A cold that is so bad, if it were a Christmas cold, it would be the Grinch cold. A cold that has morphed into a sinus infection for one of the 7 and a respiratory infection for another.