Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just a peek...

On the drive to church tonight we got just a peek of a rainbow. It wasn't raining, but a rainbow was there anyway. We thought it was so "neat" that my husband even pulled the car to the side of the road so I could get a quick picture. The picture (or my skill at taking the picture) doesn't do it justice. It really did have the colors of the rainbow just peeking through the clouds.

This one isn't a rainbow, obviously, but I like it just the same.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Way Back on Labor Day.....

...we went to Genesee Country Museum. Another family in our church invited us to go with them on Labor Day. I had been wanting to take the kids there for a couple of years, but I guess I was just to lazy to take them myself. I needed a nudge.

I never get my pictures on here in the right order so you will have to enjoy them in reverse.

This chicken was pretty popular with the group. If you ask David what was his favorite part of the day, he will tell you it was holding the chicken. (Did I mention the boy was a little..."odd"?)

Robert got in trouble in the schoolhouse for fidgeting. He later told me told me it was because he had to use the bathroom. Yeah, like he needs a reason to fidget.

Bet ya didn't know we were related to Davy Crockett?

Our first craft project involved making paper hats. The kids had fun but I am sad to say that the hats didn't last 10 minutes after making them. :(

Katelyn was not very happy, at first, with the idea of going someplace historical. I could just foresee a whole day of her moping around. So, I challenged her. I told her that I thought she was going to be grumpy all day, and that she should try to prove me wrong. I'm pleased to announce that I the way home, Katelyn got to tell me, "I proved you wrong, Mom." (One of the few times I was happy to be wrong.)

My goofy Bree.

So... finally a new post with pictures. Are you happy now, Stacy?

P.S. Remember a long time ago I mentioned that Shannon had a business meeting with Top's Friendly Markets. Well, I'm pleased to announce that you can find our brand of sauerkraut (TOBEE'S) on the shelves of Top's. I saw it there with my own two eyeballs. So exciting, don't you agree? Well.........don't you? (This is where you pretend excitement so I won't think you are stuck-up.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Recipe

This one is for Jen and Sue-

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 cans chicken (or cook your own)
3/4 c. hot sauce
2 packages cream cheese
1 cup ranch dressing
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a sauce pan, heat chicken and hot sauce until heated through.

Add cream cheese and ranch dressing. Blend until melted.

Add 1/2 of the cheddar cheese and stir until melted.

Transfer to crockpot and top with remaining cheese. Heat, on low, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

I usually serve it with tortilla chips, but the recipe says to serve with celery sticks. Haven't tried the celery sticks, yet.

For church fellowships I usually double the recipe. It's a bit spicy, so add less hot sauce if you are concerned. You can always add more later. My crockpot has a warm setting. I usually use that instead of low.

Boy, wouldn't it be nice if I would have posted a picture. Didn't think of it at the time.

Also, I wrote this from memory. I'll let you know if I got something wrong. :)