MagsterKeymaster6 hours, 36 minutes ago
Yeah, lasagna or baked ziti. It’s usually a “safe” meal.
And now I’m feeling deja vu, as if YW and I have already given these answers in another food-related thread! LOL
MagsterKeymaster6 hours, 39 minutes ago
Is it wrong that I’m hoping she’ll forget to ask me to do it? :/ We’ve done it most years and I really don’t get the point. She gets huffy and insulted when I finally throw them away. What am I supposed to do, hang on to rotten eggs forever and ever? If she remembers between now and then we’ll do it, of course.
MagsterKeymaster6 hours, 42 minutes ago
Hahaha! That is good thinking. I will have to remember that.
And dude, it sure gets me kicked into high gear for some cleaning, even though I’ve never even remotely lived like those people!
MagsterKeymaster15 hours, 18 minutes ago
What, you don’t enjoy the atrocious grammar of Junie B Jones? Ugh! I loathe those books so much. Morgan’s kindergarten teacher got her hooked a couple years ago and I wanted to go in and give her a good shake!
Morgan is really hooked on the Rescue Princesses. They’re pretty cute, and the princesses are sort of detectives in them and have ninja skills. lol I’ve only read one with her and it was pretty harmless.
MagsterKeymaster15 hours, 23 minutes ago
Yep, it hit us too. Monday morning there was a small blanket of snow covering the ground. It’s slowly warming back up and it’s almost 60 today! That really better be the last of the icky white stuff until December!
MagsterKeymaster15 hours, 25 minutes ago
A brunch sounds fun! I can’t even imagine these holidays when Morgan is too old for them!
We’re pretty flexible on what we do. We’re hitting a couple egg hunts on Saturday. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend so I’m hosting a cookout for my family on Sunday. Morgan will get up, find her basket and eggs, and then we’ll enjoy the sunshine.
Then on the following Saturday we’re having a huge potluck and egghunt at our house. It’s become tradition with friends and extended family we don’t always see on holidays. We hide eggs in the yard for the little kids, and in the woods for the big kids. Then we’ll have a bonfire later while the kids run around. We always do it the weekend after Easter so we can fill our huge box of eggs with clearance candy.
I’ve never heard of playing bingo for food prizes (though I never play bingo, so what do I know?). How cool! I’d love to walk out with a turkey and a bag of groceries!
A seder is a Jewish meal for Passover, right?
Tonight I made bowtie pasta, broccoli, and chicken breast I cut up and cooked tossed in olive oil, garlic, basil, and parsley. Then topped with parm. It was so easy and soooo yummy! Morgan went from informing she didn’t like her chicken that way, she didn’t want her broccoli in it, wah, wah, wah to eating every single bite and literally applauding me for making such a tasty dinner.
I would think most things pasta could be easily eaten, like lasagna or baked ziti. They would be easy to make and then section into smaller servings to freeze.
And maybe soups?
You can really adapt to eating one-handed when you have no choice. Morgan had to do it last summer when she broke her elbow, and she adapted very quickly and rarely needed our help.
MagsterKeymaster3 days, 13 hours ago
How sweet that you want to name a child after me! LOL You seem to like traditional middle names, so here are a few I think sound nice.
MagsterKeymaster3 days, 15 hours ago
We’ll probably go to a couple this weekend, plus have a small one for her on Sunday, plus we have a big one we host the weekend after for friends and family.
Our experience with egg hunts has been great and awful. We’ve been to ones that have been wonderful and organized and fun, and some that have had those awful, pushy parents.
MagsterKeymaster4 days, 6 hours ago
Oh my! So glad he’s okay!!
Our weekend was great. It was (FINALLY, after a few scattered teasing days in the 60′s) in the 70′s. It’s 10:30 and the windows are still open.
Friday night Morgan had a friend spend the night, so no one in this house got much sleep. But it was fun, and I’m so glad it went well, since that was our first sleepover with someone who isn’t related or the offspring of one of our close friends.
Saturday we spent the morning and afternoon outside. It was her school carnival that evening so we went to it, and invited some friends to come back to our house for a bonfire and s’mores.
Today the husband starting working on clearing out some new paths in the woods while I sat on my butt and read on the porch for awhile. My parents came over for awhile and Morgan and the dog went on a nice walk with my dad while my mom and I got some time to chat.
MagsterKeymaster1 week ago
Are you laughing at the thought of me in my winter gear, braving the elements? lol My dad always has grilled year-round so it’s normal to me!
Tonight I’m making an absolute fave. When I make my hamburger patties I’ll stuff them with cheese and real bacon bits. Any cheese will do, crumbled or shredded. I have some awesome smoked cheddar from an Amish shop I’m using tonight. I like to top with lettuce and tomato for the perfect burger!
MagsterKeymaster1 week ago
I’m craving something greasy and unhealthy, so tonight it’s grilled bacon and cheese stuffed burgers (so, so yummy!), fries, and green beans.
MagsterKeymaster1 week, 1 day ago
I hit Target today and along with the sketchpad, book, and hair chalk she will have a little bit of candy, a ton of loop bands, a kite, some spring themed pencils, and a shirt she really wanted last time we were there. Plus we’ll fill and hide a dozen or so eggs for her to find that morning. We always tell her that we work together with the Easter Bunny and add our things to the basket he brings.
MagsterKeymaster1 week, 1 day ago
It’s awesome, isn’t it? I noticed yesterday that my lilac bush has some buds on it and it made me so, so happy!
I could never pick a favorite! I love the taste of food cooked on a grill or over an open fire (preferably a fire). We’ll scrape the ice/snow off the grill and use it occasionally in the winter too. We’ve had the same grill since 2002, so it’s seasoned well (I never, ever cover it in foil to cook meat or take it apart and wash it)!
If I had to pick a fave it would be meals that are cooked entirely outside. No running back and forth to the kitchen, and easy cleanup!
Being this time of year, I’d probably get an outdoor summer toy, like a fun bubble set, a sprinkler, golf set, etc.
So far I’ve got some hair chalk, a book, and a sketchpad. I’m going to get some bracelet loops and maybe a pretty necklace or something, and a little bit of candy to finish it off. And maybe the newest Barbie movie. She’s really wanting to see it.
MagsterKeymaster1 week, 4 days ago
I got some ceramic ionized thing on clearance a few months ago. It’s supposed to be kinder to your hair, but all I know is it takes a lot longer to dry (even thought it said it wouldn’t!). I hate it.