Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Stuffed green peppers for dinner..........My birthday

If anyone want's the recipe let me know. After baking them for an hour I added Mozzarella cheese to the top of each of them and let it melt. Josh ate 1 and half lol!

I am sharing my birthday with the Easter bunny this year :) So tomorrow night we are having a party here at our house. Should be a great time! I hope you all have a great Easter & Weekend!
Hugs & Love,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My menu today........... No-Bake cookies & Boiled Chicken

Hi guys I didn't end up making the no-bake cookies last night. I made them with Rayanna when she got home from school. Here is the recipe........

No-Bake Cookies

2 cups white sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup of butter (a stick)

1/2 cup of milk

1 pinch of salt

3 cups quick cooking oats

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

about a cup of coconut

1: In a sauce pan bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and salt to a rapid boil for one minute

2: In a mixing bowl add the oats, coconut and vanilla extract

3: After your sauce pan mixture has came to the rapid boil pour it over the oats mixture and stir well so that everything is evenly coated.

4: Lay a strip of wax paper onto the counter and start scooping the cookies until mixture is gone. You can make them any size you want.

5: Let sit and they will harden.

You also can add anything that sounds good to you in them like a lil peanut butter, caramel, chocolate chips, nuts, ect

For dinner tonight is boiled chicken, in about an hour I will clean it and make some sort of rice or noodles to serve it over.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Where I am from" Wrote by my daughter Rayanna

Ray's conference went awesome! She made the A honor roll and is super excited about that! She had to write this poem called where I am from and I love it!

"Where I am from"

I am from Karoake Revolution: American Idol Edition, from Prego spaghetti sauce, and Dawn dish soap.

I am from a cozy, and clean suburban home.

I am from walkways covered by trees, the beaches full of soft white sand, and cold water.

I am from home cooked meals, and never a dull moment, from Joshua, and Lexi and the Lennes family.

I am from keeping to our selves in public, and letting loose when it's just family and close friends hanging out. From get rid of that attitude, and Night Sweetie, I love you.

I'm from Prairie Island, Spaghetti, and Tator-tot hotdish. From the laughing over dumb things only Kerry and I would understand, the fun summer days hanging out at Fish Lake, and the crazy, annoying Josh.

I am from Cherished Bears on my bedroom shelves, gave to me from a mom who never stops giving, and couldn't be more loved, and appreciated.

My name is Rayanna L.

Been awhile & random pics

Hi everyone! I just wanted to do a entry because it has been awhile! I have sort of had the winter blues I guess you could call it. I sure wish it would start feeling like spring sooner than later! It is still so cold here!

My kids are both doing great at the new schools! Ray has her first conference tonight at her Middle School. She is applying for all of the HP classes for next year. She had to take her state testing in our old district and got above average in both tests. She does every year. It was funny this year though, she started school the day before they were taking them in our new district so they made her take them again. They were blown away by her scores and she actually did better this time around on both tests. But because she came in so close to the end of the year, they did not place her in advanced classes this year. So next year she will be in them. I was worried if she wasn't able to be in some advanced classes of her getting bored in school and not challenged enough. So it is awesome to know next year she will be back where she fits in.

Josh's school hired a new teacher to be his one on one and so far so good. We are keeping our fingers crossed that everything continue's going good! He seems to have a TON to talk about everyday when he gets home. I sure do wish I could understand his baby chatter lol! I took some pictures of him his first morning of school. He was so excited to put his backpack on, because he associates taht with "I am going to school". One day he was kicking and fighting to not get on the bus in the morning. That is very strange for him! His dad had to pick him up and put him on the bus. That worried us because he never does that about going to school. But he seemed just fine all day and when he got home.

We moved into wind central!! Man does it get windy here! This last weekend hubby's son was here. Friday night my brother, and SIL also came over and spent the night. We got our electronic dart board set up in the basement and played darts for about an hour. We also went to the local bar for last call. My brother had my SIL & I take a shot called a Dead Nazi and it was nasty! It tasted like really strong cough syrup! When we got home we all played Rock Band all night long. I was surprised to find out I do pretty good on the bass guitar, BUT I suck at drums lol! Then on Saturday after feeding every lunch hubby helped his son make some foam darts for his Nerf gun while the rest of us just sat around lazy. Then I cooked some tator tot hotdish for dinner and everyone went out in our backyard with the dog and played frisbee. (When the could beat the dog to it!).

My truck was in the shop AGAIN and another huge bill later it seems to be running pretty good! I sure hope it stays that way for awhile! Some people tell me to get rid of it, trade it in. The thing is the truck still looks brand new, I LOVE it, and I am almost done paying it off! So that will be a car payment I won't have to make. I don't want to jump back into another high payment, if I can keep mine going. You would NEVER guess it had 150,000 miles on it because it is still in great shape. But it sure has been a pain in my butt over the last years time!!

Our computers are set up in our unfinished basement. And I honestly have not been on mine much because it gets so cold down here! We have one space heater we use. We actually have 2 others BUT they can't all run in this corner because of the lack of outlets and we short the fuse out. So I am usually bundled up when down here or have the heater right next to me! I am counting down until summer so we can just open some windows for the outdoor heat to warm it up down here!

The last couple times I have cooked Tator tot hotdish I have stopped using beef (which was what the recipe was when I gave it) and started using either ground turkey which is awesome. Or else the last time I used ground buffalo and OMG was it good with the buffalo!! Everyone loved it! They are both better for you than the hamburger so I think I will not use it anymore. I made a BIG bowl of Tuna Salad a couple days ago and everyone must have loved it also, because it is gone already. I thought for sure it would last close to week! Tonight when I get home from Ray's conference I am making some no bake cookies. I will take some pictures. If you like oats, coconut, and chocolate you would like these. They are super simple to make and great to eat! The coolest part is you heat up the mixture add the oats and coconut and they are ready to be spooned out onto wax paper.

Well I think I will end this and upload some pictures into this entry. I hope everyone is doing good!!
Hugs & Love, Robyn

Garage starting to look like a garage. The whole right side of my garage is garage sale/donation's stuff! I sent a van full with my SIL for thier garage sale this spring this last weekend.

My sister bought me this clock years ago and it sat in a box. I didn't realize it was neon lit so I hung it in the garage lol

Tator Tot hotdish with buffalo! YUM!

Josh excited to start school ;)

He has had these shoes, but they are to cute not to take a picture of ;)

He sees his bus here
Crock pot Scalloped Potatoes & Ham YUM also! Let em cook all day and dinner is ready.