In Mama’s scarf

I am so excited about the Winter Olympics.  C. is too.  He’s a fan of snowboarding (such a manly event!) and I’m a fan of pairs ice skating (such a girly event!).  We’re celebrating our Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday night by walking to our favorite restaurant, but I can assure the opening ceremonies will be Tivo’d and we’ll be watching and fast forwarding when we get home.

Have I told y’all about my go-to recipe?  You know, a dish you can make in no time flat and take anywhere?  Well, in the summer it’s peach cobbler–which I told y’all about here.  But in the fall and winter it’s quiche.  I don’t even know where I found the recipe.   I think I told C. to Google one for me once and he called out from the living room how to make it as I worked in the kitchen.  For some reason the “recipe”–or my interpretation of the recipe–stuck in my mind.


It’s easy: thawed frozen pie crust, 4 eggs, 1.5 cups milk (whole is best honestly),  2 c. shredded cheese, a pinch of spice (I use oregano) and pepper.  Mix it all up and pour into pie crust.  Bake for 40 minutes at 375.  You can add any extras you want: 8 strips cooked bacon, 1/2 c. chopped fresh spinach, and 1/2 c. sauteed mushrooms is our favorite.


Eating Goldfish with Dad.

I’m really excited about this weekend.  C. and I are having a date night Friday and then on Saturday MM and I are going to make Valentine’s Day cookies.  I’m not sure how they’re going to turn out (in fact, I even bought ready-made dough just in case), but I’ll definitely be taking pictures.  I’m also still trying to figure out what I want to make her for Valentine’s Day.  If you’ll remember, last Easter I made her a bunny and I really like doing the homemade thing for holidays.  So, any ideas for what a 13-month old would enjoy?  I have an adorable ‘Bee Mine’ applique, but I’m not sure what I could put it on.  Decisions, decisions.


I have spring fever something fierce.  I keep thinking that summer break is almost here, which is completely silly.  We still have 13 or 14 school weeks left.  I am so tired of this cold, rainy weather.  MM has not been in her wagon or tot rod in months.  And she has never ridden her three-wheeler or played on her slide outside since she got them at Christmas.  I need spring and I need it NOW.  I’m about go crazy in this cold house of ours.


Now it’s nine o’clock and I’m going to go upstairs and put up laundry. After that I’ll be in bed. C. and I are both big sleepers and are in bed by 9:30. If I don’t get 8.5+ hours of sleep a night I’m a force to be reckoned with the next day. And that is not fun for anyone. Good night!


2 Responses to Ramblings

  1. aunt margaret February 11, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    The pics of MM are just precious ! And those EYES…OML !Gonna be a little heart-breaker later, that one-yessireeebobtail, she is ! 🙂

  2. Melissa Lash February 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Hey, we’re going to Aqua Terra on Saturday for our anniversary/valentine’s day dinner. I’m so excited. We’ve never been .. I know I’m from here and I’ve never been. Hope you all have fun Friday!

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