Yummy food!

I started thinking the other day about how much I talk about liking to cook and yummy food. Well my brother (Love ya, Todd) emailed me after he browsed through our family cookbook.  He questioned if I really made all the lengthy recipes that I submitted.  I do... just not all the time.  In my search for good recipes I have found some that I love.  So since my family doesn't live with me to see my cooking... here is proof that I make some of my labor intensive recipes.  This is a new one...

Filet of Beef Piled High With Sauteed Mushrooms and Fried Leeks

The mushrooms don't actually go on the mashed potatoes, but Eric wanted an extra helping of the mushrooms.  I also wish that I had thought about taking a picture before I put the food on a totally distracting plate.  Oh well, you get the picture... good food!

P.S. This is not our healthiest of meals... we don't always eat like this... only when we want something absolutely delicious!


So somehow two of my kids got bloody noses at the same time.  Kendra was one of them.  I told you here that she bleeds dark.  Look at these two kleenexes.

It may not seem that different to you, but when you first see her bleed it is scary... and almost black!  By the way, her kleenex is the top one.  Oh and if you are wondering why we are comparing kleenexes on a blog... it is just because!


We got eggs on the brain from Easter and somehow my hubby thought of experiments with eggs. Well we only performed one of them....
Vinegar & an Egg
We left it in there so long it became absolutely clear.  The boys wanted to squish it... so we did.  Good times!

It is not about candy!

Easter is not about candy!  Period. Yet the Easter bunny still comes.  I think I am going to boycott next year since I have kids who do this...
They get mad because they don't have as much candy as everyone else!

They check other kids baskets to make sure they don't have more candy than they do!

Then they all smile after mom threatens to take away all their candy for being ungrateful!

Easter is not about CANDY!

Easy on the Eggs!

How come I am the last to know about food coloring to dye eggs?  Everyone must know about this except me because I don't ever hear or see anyone gettin' all frazzled about going to the store and getting those egg dyeing kits--- like I did every year.  Leave it to Martha to enlighten me (Martha Stewart for those of you non-crafters, non over-top-make-you-want-to-throw-up-because-she-is-so-over-the-top-woman kind of women).  She did include... in this easter egg decorating ideas spread... all natural ways to dye eggs and a few other 
in-depth ways to decorate.  Yet she then included the easiest of all easy ways... food coloring!  I was under the impression that you had to have that little colored tablet... you know the ones that look like those plaque disclosing tablets that makes all your teeth pink if you don't brush good enough?  I'm not even sure if they give those away anymore at the dentist... and my husbands a dentist!  (Tangent, I know)  So from now on, it is food coloring all the way.  I do have to say that I missed the fizzing of the little tablet once the vinegar was added.  But convenience is key sometimes!
Isn't it interesting the difference of Kendra's fingers and Mallory's fingers.  I have decided I need to post about that so that others can understand... and so it can be documented.