Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Hiding Boogie.

Does anyone else out there know about this strange phenomenon? That is, hiding boogies? Sarah, God Bless her, has been found out. A while back, whilst cleaning her room, I found her stash. On her nightstand, carefully hidden by her bed, is a secret stash of boogies. Now, mind you, there is a perfectly good box of tissues ON her night stand and a trash can right next to the nightstand, but here is where they rest.
With a little elbow grease (once they solidify, you need elbow grease) and a whole lot of Lysol, the stash has been eliminated and the child warned. We'll see if it takes.
Just thought I would share.

Back Home....STILL no energy...

OK - we have been home a week and I have not posted anything worthwhile around here. I have no excuse, maybe I am a classic case of burned out blogger...Not sure what is going on here. I do have a sick baby - bad ear infections - and said sick baby is still on the move, leaving a mucus trail in his wake and spreading disease everywhere he goes, therefore I have to follow behind him with Lysol wipes and bleach (yes, I use bleach - don't judge me!) trying to contain the contamination and I have a cold myself, (Not sure why, seeing as I have only been covered in snot for a solid week now and yesterday he coughed on me in Walmart and I am sure I was slimed by the ghost in Ghost Busters) maybe those should be my excuses?
Anyway - hang in there with me - even subscribe that way you will know when I am back to posting - and I promise one day, one day, I will return to my former self....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back Home

Well, we made it to Disney and back unscathed, and as soon as I have my head about me again, I will let you all know how it went. But for now, I am watching the crawling baby destroy my house in a blissful display of how happy he is to be back home and out of a stroller!! And to top it off, to show how happy they were to see us again, I got to chase our horses down the road yesterday. They ran 1.5 miles down the road and into a neighbors field, so, with two half dressed children in the car, I proceeded to follow them, only to bury the car in about two feet of mud - oh yea, it is 65 degree outside - I guess the fields would be muddy...idiot. Don't worry - the Farmer rescued us - only to go back to work and make fun of me with the boys down there for the rest of the day....
So, as soon as I have clear thoughts again - I will post plenty of pictures and tell you all how it went!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

See Ya!

Ok - now I know you will all be very sad to see us go - but it is official - we are leaving for Disney tomorrow morning. I know, I know, don't cry - we will be back soon - promise...They won't let me live in the castle anyway!
We wish you all warm and balmy days while we are gone - we will be thinking of you all (you believe that - right?).

The Sandwich of All Sandwiches

Recently I was introduced to my new favorite restaurant. A friend took me to a Mary's Market - to which I had never been to before and while there I tasted one of the most heavenly sandwiches I have even encountered...
It was bliss. It was true culinary excellence. It was love. It was the Artichoke and Pesto Grilled Cheese.
I walked away with such a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment, that I knew I would need this fix again.
So, I went to the market and scooped up all the ingredients in the attempt to recreate such a treasure. And whadda know - I did!! And now, thank you to me, you can too.
Shopping List
1 Loaf Pane Bread - or similar "crusty" type bread
1 Jar Marinated Artichoke Hearts
1 Jar Tastefully Simple Pesto
1 Jar Parmesan Cheese
1 Jar Olive Oil (EV if you can!!)
1 Brick Mozzarella Cheese
1 Small Container Feta Cheese
First make your Pesto - Add 2T Olive Oil to 2T water and stir in 2T Pesto mix. Microwave on High 1 minute and let stand five minutes then add Parmesan Cheese.
Slice Mozzarella into two small slices.
Slice bread and coat both sides with EVOO. Top one side of each slice with Pesto mix. Layer on Mozzarella slices, Artichoke Hearts and Feta. Top Layers with other slice of bread and grill on Panini grill or Goerge Foreman for about 5 minutes.
Slice sandwich at an angle and enjoy the flavor sensation you are about to experience!