Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meatless Monday Makes A Comeback - Homemade Garlic Bread (Bread Machine)



I feel like I’m always apologizing for something.  I think it’s something to do with being British and therefore uber polite, but I’m very quick to say I’m sorry.  Having realized that a lot of my posts start with an apology, I’m NOT GOING TO DO IT THIS TIME!

HA!

We haven’t been keeping up with Meatless Monday since the little dude came into our lives (yeah, what of it?  Got a problem with that?).  However, I’m proud to announce that yesterday was mostly meatless (not counting that ham sandwich I had for lunch).

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Old Lovie Gets a New Lease on Life - or What To Do When Your Child's Well-loved Stuffed Toy Gets A Bit Floppy


 
Meet doggie.  He is munchkin #2’s well-loved furry friend.  He’s been in the family since she was a baby and no-one can even remember who gave him to her.  One thing’s for certain, this little critter has seen a whole lot of love. 

 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014...Happy New Year! We're Still Here!




Hey, we made it to another new year…and when I say “we” I mean, me, this blog and the world in general.  If you remember, last year at this time I was celebrating the fact that we hadn’t all been swallowed by a big black hole or scorched to death by a giant solar flare on December 21st 2012.  So here’s to another year without catastrophic-world-ending terror!  Yay!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Princess Fussy Pants and The Carnivore vs. Meatless Monday



In theory, I’m totally onboard with Meatless Monday.  Going without meat one day a week is good in all sorts of ways*, but what to do when your family is: staunchly carnivorous (husband), fussy to the extreme (Munchkin #1), craving a daily intake of bacon (me thanks to our unborn Munchkin #3**) and just not really a big fan of legumes and veggies (Munchkin #2)?
We all agree that Meatless Monday is a great concept, but in reality it’s a bit hard to come up with meatless meal plans that will not end up going straight from table to trash can while my husband heats up a meat lover’s frozen pizza cheered on by the Munchkins L

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder



No, I wasn’t kidnapped by Aliens!

I’m still here!  Although I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a few months, I’ve been present in the physical world (aka “offline”) all along; no alien abduction stories here folks!  Well…there is kind of an alien in this story, but this one’s more like one of those symbionts in that book/movie “The Host”*.

It’s not a real alien….

It’s
 
A
 
Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

homemade pregnancy announcement, thanks to this lady (and Pinterest) for inspiration
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Feeding Princess Fussy Pants

As a former fussy eater and Princess Fussy pants of yore, I totally get where Munchkin #1 is coming from in her food choices.  However, as a concerned parent and the person responsible for making sure she doesn’t starve to death, her pickiness definitely makes mealtimes a challenge. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year's Resolutions (Quickie Post)


Hey there and Happy New Year!  Everyone we made it, we’re still here and it’s 2013.  I actually wasn’t totally convinced we’d get here without some giant cataclysm befalling the planet (stupid History Channel!  Must. Stop. Watching. Armageddon shows!!!), so, major PHEW!!!



I decided that occasionally I’m going to throw in some “quickie posts” that don’t take me a whole week to write/edit/find pictures and eventually post.  This here one is the first!  Here I goooooo!

New Year’s Resolutions: I don’t do them.  So there!  I just don’t like New Year – it’s like the death of Christmas and a reminder that we’re all another year older.  I can’t get excited about that.  I was asleep at midnight on 1/1/13 and it’s been that way for at least the last 7 years.   The way I look at, I'm saving planet earth from plastic party hats, streamers and fireworks.  I'm doing the world a favor.  You're welcome mother nature!
 
No resolutions here.  Sorry for the disappointment folks.

The end