Thursday, March 19, 2009


Conner and Josh both have March birthdays.  This year we gave them the option of having a party here or taking one friend bowling.  They both chose to go bowling.  Conner took Brooke and Josh took Clayton.  They had a blast.  We took them to Pizza Hut first then bowling. 

After the first few frames Riley decided he did not need help carrying the ball or getting it down the lane. 

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Brooke was the only one of the kids to get a strike.  She just might have a future in bowling?

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Conner liked to slide on his knees and release the ball at the same time. 

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Clayton was a pretty good bowler.  He almost won the game. 

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Josh tried every different style of bowling he could think off except granny style.  He even used a pink ball.

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It was a great way to celebrate their birthdays and a lot easier than having parties at home.  I think we will do it again next year.  But next year we hope not to get stuck next to some extra intense bowlers.  I think they were a little disturbed by some of the bowling styles the kids have. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Beef Stroganoff

I told you I would post a recipe so here it is. My kids love this and I must admit it is really good.

Classic Beef Stroganoff
1 pound beef tenderloin or sirloin steak, about ½ inch thick
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
½ pound mushrooms, washed, trimmed and sliced
1 medium onion, minced, about ½ cup
1 can (10 ½ oz) condensed beef broth (bouillon)
2 tablespoons ketchup

1 small clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup sour cream
1 large package cooked extra wide egg noodles

Cut meat across the grain into ½-inch strips, about 1 ½ inches long. Melt butter in large skillet. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir until onion is tender, then remove from skillet. In the same skillet, cook meat until light brown. Reserve 1/3 cup of the broth, stir in remaining broth, the ketchup, garlic and salt. Cover; simmer 15 minutes. (You may need to cook it longer if the meat is not tender.)

Blend reserved broth and flour; stir into meat mixture. Add mushrooms and onion. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Reduce heat. Stir in sour cream; heat. Serve over noodles.

I posted a recipe for all of you so please, please post some recipes so I can make something new for dinner.

I don't know?

Is it just my kids or do all of yours always want to eat "I don't know"? I asked for ideas for dinner this morning before school and I got the standard answer. "I don't know" I wish someone would create a dish full of yummy vegetables and call it "I don't' know". I would make it, wouldn't you? That would teach them.

My husband is the same way. He never has ideas for dinner. I take that back he has one idea and he suggests it often. Meat Loaf.

I want some help. I am sick and tired of making the same stuff for dinner. Please post recipes either in the comments to this post or on your blog. I am going to post a recipe as soon as I decide which one. I will make sure it is a kid friendly recipe.

Please help me fight the dinner time blues.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Caren is having a GIRL.

For those of you who know my sister Caren I thought I would post her great news. She found out this afternoon that she is having a baby girl. She will be the first granddaughter in both Caren and Lionels families. Talk about a spoiled princess.