Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nuts 'n Bolts

All right, I've been asked by a few people for my nuts 'n bolts recipe, so I thought I would just post it here for everyone. That way I only have to write it out once!

In a saucepan melt:

1/2 cup bacon fat
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp seasoning salt

set aside

In a large roasting pan mix:

8 cups Shreddies
4 cups Crispix
3 cups Cheerios (try HoneyNut!)

Pour sauce concoction over the top and stir well.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350F stirring every 15 minutes (very important or the Cheerios will burn)

add and stir:

1-2 cup nuts (any kind you like)
1 package Bugles
1-2 cups Cheese Nips  or other small crackers (my favorite is the ritz party mix)
3-4 cups Pretzels

bake for another 15 minutes
Cool and store in air tight container

Note: the kind of cereal and crackers you use is totally up to you. If you like Goldfish better than Cheese Nips, use those. If you don't like Shreddies, use  Crispix, or Chex. The possibilites are endless.  Just make sure the total quantity stays close to the same.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

10 on Tuesday

1.  Maggie has been especially cranky lately...everything sets her off. I want to watch a movie, I don't want to get dressed, you cut my orange wrong...and that was all before 9am. I really hope it's just a phase - she used to be so easy going about everything

2. Kaden has signed up for running club again this year. He seems to really enjoy it, though I wish it wasn't before school. I keep forgetting, and don't remember until 10 minutes before he has to be there

3. The dance year end show is coming up fast. I'm excited to be helping out back stage again...brings back so many memories :-)

4. This year I am attempting to grow tomatoes. This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but I am horrible with vegetation of any kind. Case in point: When Sean and I were first married we got a couple of cacti for our kitchen window ledge. They died not long after due to lack of water. True story. So the whole tomato thing is kind of a big deal. So far I've had the plants for a week, and they are still alive and look happy!

5. In case you didn't know, Costco has their 4x6 prints on sale for 8 cents!! What a deal!

6. I can not even begin to tell you how much I love my new sewing machine! I know I mentioned that last week, but now that I've done a bit more sewing on it, I love it even more. It's so fast, is quiet, doesn't skip stitches, I don't have to un-jam it every 5 minutes - as Sean puts it, "You love it because it works" Yes, yes I do!

7. This is the first full summer we've been in our house since we bought it 4 years ago!

8. I have a huge list of books I want to read, but I'm horrible at making the time to read them.

9. We are paying someone to paint our fence this year. We have a ridiculously large backyard, which is entirely fenced, as well as a 12 foot or so stretch in the front we decided in the time it would take us to do it, it was worth paying someone else to do it for us. Then we can do something else that's more plant and weed the garden, and cut the grass 

10. In 5 days I will be here

or at least some beach very much like this one. I'm so excited to go and spend some time with Sean. I don't think the internet connection is very great at our resort, so I probably won't have any posts next week, but I'll try to at least get a picture or two on facebook or instagram for ya :-) 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

10 on Tuesday

1. I have so many things to blog about, and get caught up on that I'm completely overwhelmed and don't know where to start. So I haven't, and that makes me even more behind...vicious cycle

2. Last week my sewing machine of 10 years finally drove me so nuts that I declared it unusable, which it really has been for quite some time. My dear sweet husband took me shopping the next day, and bought me a wonderful early Mother's Day, Birthday, and every other holiday for the next year present:

It has more stitches and needle positions than I know what to do with, so lucky for me I get free lessons for as long as I own my machine. I finished my quilt on it today, and I'm in LOVE! Can't wait to start the next project :-) 

3. Maggie turns 3 this month...WHAT!?

4. Sean has been done residency for 10 months, and I'm still surprised when he's home

5. I'm so glad that it's finally BBQ season!!

6. I still go over to my Grandma's house every Tuesday, and spend the day visiting, sewing or whatever. I love that we live so close to her, and Maggie gets to know and love her namesake.

7.  I'm first counselor in the Primary Presidency and  I love my calling! Sure it's stressful, but getting to spend time and learn from those sweet little children every week, just about makes me bust. I'm pretty sure they're the one's doing all the teaching, and I'm doing all the learning

8. I was told about this great little site called that will print your intsagram pics for you! It's based in Australia, and includes shipping in the price, but I'm a little put out that my pictures get to be in Australia without me. I'll let you know how they turned out when I get them :-)

9. Anise did her first dance exams this year. She hasn't gotten her results back for ballet yet, but she got commended on her tap exam! Way to go Anise!!

10. I wish this post had more pictures, but it doesn't

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Why Hello

long time no see....

I know, completely my fault..and I really don't have any good excuse - except for the period of time we were moving and without internet, but since I can't use that anymore...I got nothin'

So just in case anyone is bothering checking this anymore...

In less than 36 hours, we will be on a plane on it's way to Los Angeles! Fast forward a few hours and we'll be checking into our hotel across the street from....



Oh, and so are the kids, and my parents. We're taking them (my parents) along with us because they have never been, and quite frankly, I'm terrified to attempt a big trip like that  for the first time outnumbered.

So, you won't hear from me again for a while, because I'll be eating churros and giant turkey legs, going on the Haunted Mansion as many times as my kids will let me, trying to get "It's a small world" out of my head, and having a wonderful time at the happiest place on earth!