Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Now that all of my kids have homework in the evenings, they need supplies nearly every night. Crayons, glue sticks, scissors. And of course we spend so much time searching drawers and bedrooms for supplies every single day. So last week when I was at my favorite thrift store I found this. It had ugly, faded flowers glued inside with some hard substance that resembled dirt. So I picked it up for a dime. Yep,you read right. A dime. Ten cents. I scooped it up, not knowing what I was going to do with it. Until this afternoon. Once again, my 5 year old could not find his pair of scissors. We found a pair of green ones .And brown ones. But he had to have his black scissors. Finally they were found under a pile of fingerpaintings. But not before he cried. And whined. And stated to anyone that would listen that it was the end of the world because he could not (gasp) use a pair of scissors that were not his favorite.Yes it was one of those moments. When I wanted to yell and scream and whine and tell him that I would cut and paste the damn lion to the paper. Keep calm and carry on, right? That is when I looked over in the drain tray and saw the caddy that I had cleaned up earlier. BINGO. I gathered up all of their supplies and now we have a homework station. No more hunting for misplaced school supplies. And it looks pretty too! * PS- if you look closely you can still see some of the hard , cement-like faux dirt around the edges. I cannot get it off. I will get hubby to try this weekend.
Friday, January 15, 2010
CRASH HOT POTATOES by Pioneer Woman
|Prep Time: 30 Minutes||Cook Time: 25 Minutes||Difficulty: Easy||Servings: 6|
- 12 whole New Potatoes (or Other Small Round Potatoes)
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt To Taste
- Black Pepper To Taste
- Rosemary (or Other Herbs Of Choice) To Taste
Preparation InstructionsBring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make and cook them until they are fork-tender.
On a sheet pan, generously drizzle olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.
With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of each crushed potato generously with more olive oil.
Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (or chives or thyme or whatever herb you have available.)
Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Posted by Liz at 9:46 AM