Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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Monday, March 29, 2010

New Project!!

I'm doing a cook book cook-a-long. Check it out! http://fromamonasterykitchencookalong.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

That's banana bread with chocolate chips and topped with toasted coconut.

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Friday, March 19, 2010


Barn painted and fence raised!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Pinewood Derby

We started with a plain block of pine, which after much frustration, sanding, painting, weighing, and gluing, became:

Then, the weigh in. Exactly 5 ounces!! Phew! A few cars had to be sanded down or have items removed to participate.

The 40ft track.

Each scout brings up his own car, ready to race.


Aim... Fire! He won two out of four heats he participated in. This brought him to the last round before competing for third place. Not bad for his first car!

Little man says, "mama my teeth hurt. Is it lunch time yet? Molars suck."

Or really: "waaaaaa no! No no no ehh no wahhhhhhhh!"

While we ate awards were selected and laid out with the winning car. Notice a familiar one with that huge trophy up front? (I have no idea who that little boy is. He wouldn't get out of the shot.)

Presenation time! Best of Show!!! (Or- our car didn't have any pieces fall off of it due to quality construction. Yeah!)

Proud day for my big boy.

The troop and flag:

This was the first annual pinewood derby for our den. Good job boys!!
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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Trying something new this week. I'm planning my menu really specifically, for one week only, and largely around the crockpot to fit our insane schedule.

Meatball sliders and tossed salad.

Four Grain Hot cereal
Lunch out
Sweet potato chili

Four Grain Hot Cereal
Lunch- provided at pinewood derby
Loaded Bratwurst Stew

Indian Spiced Chicken Thighs

Coconut chicken and couscous
Buffalo chicken drumsticks

Artichoke Strata with Chevre and sundried tomatos (potluck)
Buffalo Chicken Pizza and salad

Meatball Sliders
Corned Beef and Cabbage

All the good leftovers

Snacks include chips, salsa, apples, raisins, carrot sticks

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: it's spring!

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