Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rainy Day happenings

Hey there Peeps! Today is chilly and rainy...I love it! I am so not a summer person...heat and too much sun drain me. A cool day is invigorating! I've been doing a lot of things around the house, cleaning, etc. I'm trying another crock pot recipe from The Crock Pot Girls facebook group. The Teriyaki Chicken was disappointing, but hopefully this one works out. It's called Bacon Ranch Chicken. Sounds good, right? If all goes well I will post the recipe tomorrow. Carol had tried the Teriyaki Chicken after I had posted it, but before I had given it a thumbs-down. That one day I didn't post got me into trouble. LOL Carol, if you're reading, let me know what you thought!

I was in Target the other day and spotted this cookie mix. (sorry about the dark picture!)
I love Betty Crocker's bagged cookie mixes. I rarely have good luck with scratch chocolate chip cookies, or sugar cookie for that matter...the bagged mixes always turn out delicious. Anyway I took the suggestion to frost these with cream cheese frosting...
...and I added some cinnamon sugar for a little sparkle. Haven't tasted one yet, but they smell great.
Open House went well last night. I got to talk to each teacher and both kids are doing great. I wrote them notes and left them in their desks for them to read today. I signed up to be Mason's class Room Mother. I alternate every year, and Annabelle had a turn last year. I wish I could do both but I can't be in two places at once.

When I got home from that, Dave told me that Waterfall the goldfish had expired. Sure enough, the poor little guy was motionless at the bottom of the fishbowl. We had a toilet bowl funeral, a la Bill Cosby, but we didn't get dressed up. Bubbles is doing okay, she's hiding her grief well.

Ok I have to go fold three loads of laundry so that's it for now. Be back tomorrow!

♥ Jen


  1. A la Bill Cosby. Oh man. That is a GREAT episode! Vanessa is wearing a leotard because that's the only black clothing she owns. Sorry about Waterfall though. I'm glad Bubbles is okay too. There are 2 recipes out there that I want to try (CPR) - Balsamic Chicken and the Most Amazing Pork Chops and Gravy Ever. They both sound good.

  2. Oh and I forgot to say that it is HUMID and gross over here. I just turned on the AC because I couldn't stand it anymore. Your cooler air is hitting us tomorrow and for the weekend.

  3. Oh! Those cookies look GREAT! And you know I feel the same way about those bag mixes.

    It was cool here today too and very chilly tonight--in the 40's. YIPPPPEEEEE!

    Glad Open House went well--you are such a good Mommy :)

  4. ROFL, Jen, I was teasing you, I hope you realize that! lol I agree with your verdict on that recipe. I threw mine out! So make sure to post your critique of this one.

    Those cookies sound heavenly! I think I smell them all the way down here! lol

    You are so good to alternate with your kids being Class Mother. Enjoy it while you still can. Once they hit high school, no more class Moms. :-(

    BTW, the post you did about the candles, I think I'm going to see about going to BBW on Sat. and get the little jar candles 3/$5 to use as prizes for 3 of the baby shower games for my stepdaughter's baby shower. I need more gifts but that will be a good start.
    Thanks for posting about them!

    Carol (NJ)


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