Saturday, July 11, 2009

My five favorite books....

1)My hubby bought me a book called Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Homemaking which is a how to book on EVERYTHING home. If you are at all interested in reading about how to keep your home clean, how to fold towels, or make your home "homey", this book is definitely for you!

2) I absolutely love me some sexy, sparkly vampires!!! If you are not sure what I am talking about(highly doubtful) here is a picture. I can read these books over and over and over again!

3)The Mark of the Lion series are awesome. I would say even better than Twilight, just because it could actually happen, and I LOVE Rome! It's full of the sweetest romance, war, and slavery. Such good books!

4)Siblings Without Rivalry has helped my many times when my kids just wont stop bickering. I was fortunate enough to find this book for fifty cents at the thrift store! Now I wont have to continue to wear out the library's copy! Anyway, I highly recommend this book to all who are or might consider parenting. It is THAT good.

5)OK readers. I saved the best for last. I love and dream about this series. It will make you love the characters like they are your best friends, and you will go on adventures together that feel all too real. If you have not read this, please do it. You will not be sorry. Trust me.

So there you have it. It was hard to pick just five books, but I did it. I know three of them are a series, but that's OK! It still counts! So now I am curious to see your favorite five.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

We just got back from camping at this place that supplies the cabins and the food. Lots and lots of food! Needless to say, we did not go hungry, not one bit, and the bathing suit I just bought no longer fits me! So, in my efforts to lose what I gained, I am going to attempt to keep it light. Please note that I said "attempt".

Breakfast-Pancakes with plum syrup, eggs
Lunch-Tuna sandwiches
Dinner-Spaghetti, dinner rolls, salad

Breakfast-Egg in a hole, fruit
Lunch-Turkey roll ups
Dinner-Roasted chicken, asparagus, rice, salad

Breakfast-Oat Bran Applesauce Muffins
Lunch- PB&J
Dinner-Chicken dumplings, salad, dinner rolls

Lunch-Turkey Sandwiches
Dinner-Vegetarian Chili, cornbread

Breakfast-Leftover Pancakes, eggs, fruit
Lunch-Leftover chicken casserole
Dinner-Broccoli Casserole, salad, bread for slopping up the casserole

I am reevaluating my eating habits so this week I will try and come up with my new menu to share with you all. I have noticed that I get headaches between meals, and I am thinking I may need to eat smaller more frequent meals.

My little baker

My whole family loves to eat baked goods. So, in order to get what we want, we in turn love to bake. My 9yr old has watched me do it since she was a little girl, and has a love for it. On Friday she decided to bake a chocolate cake with home made butter cream frosting, and I must say it was delicious! She had so much fun doing it all by herself, and I truly believe that I have a life long baking buddy!

She called this cake her "Going to San Francisco" cake, so she added candles to make her vacation wish. What's a cake without candles, right? I would post a picture of them blowing out the candles, but my 5 yr. old dislikes clothing at the moment. So this will have to suffice. Don't you just want to reach in and eat it?! YUMMY!