Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: October 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Meet me on Monday

1.  My current weather is _______?
2.  What is your favorite sound?
3.  What is the worst flavor of ice cream?
4.  What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in the waiting room?
5.  What is your favorite condiment?

Making Pizza

Recently in my searches online I came across a really awesome site, Two Kids (and a mom) cooking. This site is chock full of awesome recipe ideas and features some awesome recipe ideas that have all been tested and that the kids have helped their mom prepare. There are even videos on the Two Kids Cooking TV So go ahead check the site out and spend some time with your kids cooking. N saw the site yesterday and badly wants to make some Photon Potion!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Don't make a bet with a 9 year old

It's been awhile since I did this but thinking that I couldn't loose out the other day I made a bet with N. See, we were making lunches and he wanted cheese in his sandwich...I was pretty sure we didn't have any and he kept is how it went:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Banana Bread

This recipe is one from Company's  Coming by Jean Pare. However, I do not use the cocoa or walnuts. Go ahead and use them if you prefer or leave both out and add some chocolate chips, I just like it the regular way! I use my Kitchenaid Mixer to mix this up. I love my Kitchenaid Mixer, and love that you can use it for so many things. Although this is another reminder that I need to order a replacement part to allow me to once again shred cheese with it.

Apple Crunch Muffins

Here is the recipe for the Apple Crunch Muffins.
This recipe is from the cookbook "30 Day Gourmet's Big Book of Freezer Cooking" by Nanci Slagle and Carol Santee. I love their cookbook and love using freezer cooking to make sure we have meals at the ready.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Baking

Items made for Charity Fundraiser at work today
Made chips and muffins last night and pulled banana bread from freezer

Chocolate Dipped Chips

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

Five questions that I will answer to help you get to know me better

1. What is your favorite type of candy?  I love salted licorice (and have passed this onto my son) but at this time of year I love Kerr's Halloween kisses. Oh and frozen mars bars and rockets make the list too..Ahh candy too bad that my teeth are now so sensitive to sweet stuff.....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Flex Day Friday

So I work 8.5 hrs a day so that I can get a day off every two weeks and today was one of those days. Well, here is what I did today. Even after all this I look forward to at least not being at work.

1.Woke up at 2 am by K screaming so crawled into bed with her, both went back to sleep.
2.Woke up at again at 7:12
3.Check facebook/email
4. Almost wake up N, realize no school so leave sleeping
5.Vacuum living room

Frugal Find Friday

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bad Start to my day

After this morning I REALLY do not recommend starting one's day by accidentally smashing a plate on your toe. While reaching to grab a pot lid to put on rice was cooking for dinner, there was a dinner plate precariously perched underneath it which fell and smashed into my foot. Given that I was only Six am I resisted the urge to SCREAM and hoped around a bit before looking at the damage. The end of the plate smashed into the toe just behind the nail and scraped some skin off the toe next to it to. The middle toe got the worst of it and there is some bleeding under the skin and some definite bruising. Plus it HURTS. So I hobbled around, finished cooking rice, checked email and Face book and proceeded to head to work.

Silly Me

So I had mentioned before that my husband has had a horrible cough which has been keeping me up at night. Well, the other night was particularly bad and he had been trying to sleep downstairs but was feeling lonely so came upstairs. K was already sleeping in our bed with me as she goes to bed between 9-11 at night so I just take her with me. She does not sleep through the night usually without someone with her. Hopefully one day this will change....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Manic Monday

I don't know about you but Manic Monday is how I feel about the start of the week...Monday's are always rough for me and after not getting much sleep lastnight..due to my husband hacking and coughing at night it is not helping.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Too Long

I must apologize, it's been a little bit since signing in to post something. We have been dealing with the beginning of the flu season here and I have been fighting it on and off. My husband has had horrible cold and due to his asthma this just makes things worse and he is hacking and coughing all night. So between the three year old in our bed and him I am not getting much sleep either.....

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I decided to take a leap this year and try something I have not done before. I decided to try my hand at canning some fruit. This was spurred by my desire to feed my kids healthy food and by desire to save money. My kids love peaches but during winter months I am shocked when go and buy the canned ones so this was my answer. I went and bought the complete canning kit and soon discovered that is wasn't too difficult and the results were good. I made about 12 jars of peaches. There would have been more but I got sick partway through the process and ended up having to throw out some rotten ones and just freeze a bunch for smoothies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

my little jules

I happened across an interview done by True Cuddles with mompreneur Tatiana Tugbaeva from my little jules. I fell in love with the wonderful cute outfits that this company offers and also with their outlook on life and how the business is run.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Okay, I love my son dearly, but if I hear the word BEYBLADE once more before Thursday arrives I think I might scream, or just throw the darn things out. Except if I do throw them out I will have to listen to him whine even more.