Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is it Friday yet?

Oh my goodness, it's been quite a week! Mason came home  from school on Monday not feeling well....sore throat, tired, and 100.3 fever. I took him to the doctor the next morning, and sure enough, strep again. That's the third time this school year...and he's never had it before. I think we might have to consider getting his tonsils out if this trend continues. Anyway, he's on amoxycillin again and he's feeling much better. He stayed home for two days, but he went back to school tonight. Poor little guy. He doesn't complain much so when he does you know he's really not feeling well. I'm glad he's better today, because tonight is the school's Open House. He and Annabelle have all sorts of things to show us in their classrooms so he'd be really disappointed if he couldn't go. Plus the kids get to make-their-own sundaes there....hmmm, maybe that's the real reason he doesn't want to miss it??
I haven't been sewing much lately, since hangin' with the sick child. I did manage to do a little shopping this morning at Walmart...I got these pretty Better Homes and Gardens storage boxes...
The one on the right is a 2-pack. I love the trim and coordinating lids. There were a few other styles as well; also matching baskets and candles. I bought a matching picture frame, forgot to take a picture. Anyway, these will go in my laundry room, along with my fancy pink boot tray.
It is almost time for another Gooseberry Patch cookbook review and giveaway! I received two copies of this in the mail this week...
Now I am a HUGE fan of autumn....and autumn cooking. By September I am sick of grilling hamburgers and eating salads. Turning on the oven during the summer is frowned upon in this establishment. So when it's chilly outside I love to make a roast or casserole or something like that. So, with that in mind, we're going to make a few of these recipes before it gets too hot out. So I've got a good three months. Just kidding, I'll test them out in the next week or so. Then you'll have a chance to win a copy by random drawing. I'll let you know! If you just can't wait, you can pre-order this book here!
Funny story about this cookbook. The other night, I was browsing through it, noting which recipes I wanted to make. I got to a page that had a recipe by me, and one from a woman from Syracuse on the facing page. I said to Dave, "Hey look, they put someone from Syracuse mine..." Ha! I didn't even know that they were publishing a recipe of mine in this book! OK, I'm sure Gooseberry Patch must have told fact I have a vague recollection...but I completely forgot! So I said, "Hey! I'm in this cookbook!" Dave of course thought it was hysterical. Oh I am so scatterbrained sometimes! My recipe is a really good one, I must admit..."Simmered Autumn Applesauce." I won't review it, because obviously I like it, but I'll include it in my sample of recipes

Have a great day!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    I hope you get to go to Open House tonight at school. It was always important to my girls. Hope Mason feels well enough to go.
    I love your boxes! I will have to look at Walmart.
    I love Gooseberry Patch! I will have to look for your name and the recipe!

  2. That is so funny that you didn't even realize that you were in the cookbook and neither did G.P! Love those cute boxes from Walmart. You always find the greatest things! Can't wait to hear what you test out.....

  3. What a great surprise, Jen! The permission letters go out quite a ways in advance so you must have forgotten. :) All the more reason for you to review this book, right? Can't wait to see what you pick to share!

  4. NICE! I'll have to get me a couple of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Not that I need any more cookbooks. I just thinned out my own collection and donated some to the library. Well, they are sitting in a pile ready to GO to the library. LOL. Cute boxes too. I'll have to take a ride to Walmart and get me a couple.


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