Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

This morning I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for a Halloween party we are going to tonight. They are really good - although I like raisins with my pumpkin much better than chocolate. Don't get me wrong... chocolate and I are really, REALLY good friends, but with pumpkin, it's not my favorite.

While baking the cookies, I thought I would share with you my favorite fall oatmeal recipe. When I eat this in the morning.... I stay full for the most part of the day... bonus!

Pumpkin Oatmeal
makes 4 servings

Make the oatmeal according to the box recipe (for 4 servings, do not omit the salt!) I also make the oatmeal with 1/2 the liquid water and 1/2 skim milk.
When it is finished cooking on the stove add in:

1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup sugar (I use in the raw sugar)

Stir together and enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fried Turkey Love

This weekend, my friend came to visit us from Florida.... we had such a great time together and the kids picked up right from where they left off. It was cold, so we had a cozy fire and spent a great night together (the Yankee win was the icing on the cake!)

Sunday was a cold, rainy day and my brother came over to fry a turkey. It was our first time and it was a lot of fun - well, anything with my brother is a lot of fun! The turkey was really good and cooked in 50 minutes!

I have started to work on 4 projects for Naturally Caron that are due by Dec. 1st.... If I stay on track, I shouldn't be too crazed (I can almost guarantee I won't stay on track.... it does make life more interesting and good things to write about on the blog!)

The next blog post will have knitting.... I promise!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ancient Episcopal Proverb

"Puppy who eats knitting spends many hours in crate"

OK, I am sure you are sick of the puppy talk... but to be totally honest? the puppy thing is kicking my butt! I know it will get better, I know I won't have to clean up house messes for much longer, I know the barking in the crate at night that goes through me like nails on a chalkboard will stop, I know I will be able to sleep with my husband again, I know I will be able to design again soon, but for right now all I do is follow around an 18 week old canine and get my basic house chores done (well most of them)

This weekend our oldest Son turns 11...wait I have to take a knee....... I cannot believe how grown up he looks and what a great person he is turning out to be. He is opting to spend his birthday weekend at the beach with his grandparents..... need I say more?