Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Mommy, you were..."

I am going to treasure every time she says it to me because I know some day she will think everything I say is WRONG! What was I right about? 1. The skirt that Grandma Kuhtz gave her is too big. 2. She needed to wear tights or knee socks with her new denim skirt, because her legs would be cold. 3. The jacket and undershirt I told her she would need today because the classroom would be cold, but she didn't want. She needed it.
Do you see a theme? Just a glimpse of what my future will be like. Lucky me!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Number 100...

It's a milestone right, a time to reflect on where I have been and look forward to the future. So here it goes. My kids are the most talked about blog topics. They are cute, funny, sometimes annoying, but they are mine and I can't help but talk about them ALL the time (the good, the bad, the ugly). In the beginning Steve hated me blogging about him. He has come around to the notion that I am making fun of myself just as much as I am making fun of him, and I can make him the hero of the story. Besides my family I love to blog about my favorite things, I think I have covered it all- websites, holidays, Christmas decorations, vacations, recipes, books, the weather, my hair guy, the list goes on and on. Maybe it is because I love the Sound of Music (there is another favorite thing), so I love to blog and sing the "Favorite Things" song in my head. Cuckoo! When I started blogging, I believed that my sister and myself were the only people who read my blog. Now I know I am NOT the only person that reads it. I love the counter and the Live Webfeed. But my favorite part is the comments. Comments make me happy, they boost my ego (as if it needed boosting). And even though I am pretty sure that "Anonymous" is my father-in-law, I still like him encouraging me with comments like "you are funny". I can't leave out my 5 loyal followers, without you I would be nothing.
Here is to 100! And here is to 100 more! Thank you!
Does this sound like an award acceptance speech or is it just me?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Soooooooo goooood!!! It is SINFUL...

A few years ago I found the most amazing cheeseball recipe in Martha Stewart Living of all places (for those of you who know me know that is really funny). Anyway everyone loved it so much and I gladly shared my precious cheeseball recipe with basically the world. It is that good. The problem is that MY cheeseball began appearing at every function, and it wasn't me making it. I got annoyed and vowed never to share my recipes with anyone ever again, until now.
Drum roll please!!!!
Oh wait pause to appreciate the beauty of my cheeseball... top of the picture... there she is... looks good right???

oh! Sorry! Back to the recipe to end all recipes!

Ta! DaH!
Caramel Puff Corn 1 c. butter 2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. light Karo syrup Boil ingredients for 5 minutes and then add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Pour this mixture over 2 bags of puff corn (hulless popcorn- I found it in the chip aisle at the grocery store, the brand was Chester’s). I pour one bag and half the caramel mixture and then add the other bag and the last half of the caramel mixture. Bake for 1 hour on cookie sheet (I put mine in a roaster/ Lasagna pan) at 250 degrees. Let dry on parchment paper in a single layer, break apart chunks. This is the most amazing stuff ever! So yummy! AND EASY! ENJOY!