Archive for October, 2009

Illustration Friday: Skinny

Saturday, October 31st, 2009


Happy Halloween everybody!

Vegetable Skeleton

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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I got this idea from this cookbook. It’s not necessarily for Halloween, but hey, skeletons are great for Halloween, right? You can use dip or ranch dressing for the head part, but I decided to use cottage cheese to be a bit healthier. (Since we will have PLENTY of candy this weekend!) The kids were so excited. I’ve never seen the veggies eaten so fast! :)

Yummy Fall Dinner: Hot Cornbread and White Chili with Chicken

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


Fruit “Pumpkins”, White Chili with Chicken, and Hot Wheat Cornbread=Yum!  Here’s the link to make:
snack-o-lanterns. Here is the recipe for White Chili with Chicken. For the cornbread I used a basic cornbread recipe, but I reduced the oil, used yummy hand-ground wheat flour in place of the white, and sugared the pan to make the edges sweet. (I sprayed the pan with “Pam” and then lightly dusted with granulated sugar before pouring in the cornbread batter.) It made a tasty, and healthy dinner. So fun for fall! Although, there has been some snow today! So maybe fall is on its way out?…

Illustration Friday: Fast

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


If you are ever in the neighborhood of the address “2789 Spooky Drive,” you’d better get outta there fast!

Halloween Masks

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009


I found these masks at a local JoAnn’s for about $1 each.  Too fun!

Fall, I love you!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009


Illustration Friday: Frozen

Monday, October 19th, 2009


A yummy frozen treat!

A Day at the Zoo

Monday, October 19th, 2009


Doesn’t get much better than a beautiful fall day at the zoo! I can’t decide which was my favorite between the baby elephant, the giraffes, or the owl. This video is titled “Synchronized Swishing.” The zebras kept swishing their tails in sync. It was so funny! At the very end of the movie, one of the zebras gets off rhythm and you will hear my husband announce a point deduction in their performance: