Thursday, February 11, 2016

Law and Order/ Tasty Thursday

Wouldn't you know it?! I get to have two parties this week at work!
But just remember, I get to play at work ;)
Here's a peek at our party yesterday.
To start, we had a Cops & Robbers party for Sawyer.
He is four Today, but we celebrated yesterday so Happy Birthday Sawyer!!
We made some homemade journals with wallpaper samples and drew bad guys inside.
Here is Sawyer's REally Bad Guy!

Our beanbags were labeled with Really Bad Guys and were tossed into jail! They were interested in what the names meant, like 'what's vandal and bandit mean?"
Great vocabulary opportunity.
Another homemade game was Pin the Badge on the cop.
Using more of the wallpaper samples, we connected the less interesting pieces into a large poster-sized one to draw our own officer. The badges were drawn on blank stickers donated by a friend who works at a local photo plant. Lucky us!!
This is our connection to Tasty Thursday.
Everyone knows how much cops love 
donuts!!
We had them instead of cupcakes.
With sprinkles of course!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lunch In Our PJ's / Tasty Thursday



There's a new pancake batter on the block.
It's in the gluten free variety.

In a nutshell, we were treated to breakfast for lunch.
Funfetti pancake batter was in the cabinet calling our names. 
Rachel was cookin these little lovelies for us.

Depending on the weather, g-free can be a bit fickle.
So I took the Meat option and fried up the sausages.
Rachel learned one secret about pancakes from this team effort.
You always start with a very hot skillet for the first batch.
They'll never have to be given to the dog.
Even though we only have a cat, she'd probably eat them....they were delish! 
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Humpty Dumpty/ Tasty Thursday

 We had a little bout of cold weather this week in Central Missouri.


So to keep from getting cabin fever (Cabin being a C word),

We proceeded to avoid this listlessness by keeping busy with various activities.

There was Art for Letter A.









Bead Stringing and Balance Beams made from masking tape since we have all ages and stages in my home.
Our Feat of the Week was
"C"ooking Cabbage soup.
What on earth would possess someone to make Cabbage soup with a group of very young children you may ask?
It began with reciting a nursery rhyme,
"Humpty Dumpty".
During the course of our conversation,
Ben, age 3 tells me that Humpty Dumpty ate Cabbage Soup.
I don't know where that came from but I went with his information and ran with it.
We got out my trusty phone and looked up images of cabbage soup online.
I asked him if he would like to make some soup and he insisted that it needed to be this
Cabbage variety.
And so it began.


Ben is the Sprinkler kind.

Macoy mastered the Scoop.
Lindley must cook a lot as she is peeking into the pot and arranging it :)
Signs of a future chef I'm absolutely sure!
My favorite picture is of Hudson who is unable to wait for my help.
I really didn't have much spillage believe it or not.
And the question everyone is asking.
Did they eat it?
Here are the results:

Macoy, age 4,  ate 2 bowls.
Ben of the Humpty Dumpty statement drank his broth.....two bowls full. He's 3 1/2 respectively.
Lindley and Hudson, both age 2, ate some but the jury is still out on their opinions.
They really liked the polish sausage addition the most.
After all, you can dip them in ketchup.
And, yes, we served ketchup on the side.
That is a topic to be saved for another Tasty Thursday though.










Thursday, January 21, 2016

Aroma / Tasty Thursday

 I wanted to use Aroma Tools on my blog title, but I guess that's a Company that specializes in aroma therapy items. Who knew? I certainly didn't, but glad I googled it. Good ol' Google.
But since I've already committed to the Aroma title on this Tasty Thursday,
the spices above were used in a recent recipe for some Old Fashioned Comfort Food.
Mixed by tablespoons since we had quite a batch to cook up, this is probably about a cup worth of spices you are seeing here.
Ron has the temperature just about ready to go.
And here are a couple of pieces of Dinnertime Contentment.
Fried Chicken.
Gluten Free for my hubster and daughter.

And apparently arriving home from work to this sight and scent was too much to of a temptation.
Someone had to finish the 'test' piece and make sure it was safe for consumption.
And yes,
We're Still Here.
Happy Thursday ya'll!





Thursday, January 14, 2016

Everybody Has 'Em/ Tasty Thursday

 So you have to get to the grocery store, the bank, the post office and fill up the tank in your car..... all in the same evening....and in less than 2 hours. Why? because you really want to eat supper at a decent hour.

On this Tasty Thursday we're coming to the rescue for those gluten intolerant individuals.
Enter the following products.

For your entrée, this is one of our go-to's for a very tasty hot meal in a hurry.
Udi's, you have done well with this one. I think my own mother would even eat this.
And that says a Lot!
For a little extra on the side there are Red Robin fries to go with the sauce I gave you the recipe for.
And again, gluten free.

A great find for us from a grocery store chain in Kansas City (1 1/2 hour drive one way for us) is the egg noodles by Jovial. Every bit as good as home made. My family never leaves leftovers of these.
Especially when cooked in our homemade beef broth, these would stand up to any regular glutinous brand. I'd hang my hat on that statement. (did I mention they don't have to be frozen?)


  They come in little nests and allow you to cook them in a shallow amount of liquid as we have here in this skillet. Pretty cool cookin'. (Not really, they are best served hot)
And the best part is,
I did get to bed on time.


Friday, January 8, 2016

A Dash of This / Tasty Thursday

I am a couple weeks late on sharing a really cool gift I received this year for Christmas. And a day late on posting for Tasty Thursday. But better late than never.
This eye-appealing trio was a welcome sight.

The labels give you the general idea of what they contain.
Of course I asked where to find the recipes :)
And Pinterest is the answer to my innocent question.
So just for fun,
type in
"Seasoning Recipes" on your next Pinterest quest.
I have found so much Food for Thought,( pardon the pun.)
I hope you do too.

And for your information, This Mom who was so creative is also a fellow blogger.
I hope you'll take a second to check out her journey in the blog world.
She has a story worth sharing.






Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Bottle of White/Tasty Thursday


I couldn't resist me some Billy Joel on this New Year's Eve.
Hope you enjoy a little blast from the past.

But before we let you go,
I am sharing my inspiration for that little bottle of white
on this Tasty Thursday.

I came home to some water boiling and a bottle of wine on the counter.
 I was put to work chopping onions.....
While Rachel tempers some eggs.
Here's the Pasta Carbonara Florentine,
Gluten Free,
and
I only had to chop onions.
I didn't even cry.
Great end to 2016 I must say.
Sending out a Happy New Year wish to all my family and friends.
May the next year bring you many blessings and happiness.