Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mr. Popper's Penguins

We Finished Mr. Popper's Penguins this month.  It was a great book to read and they really enjoyed it!

I remember that book as a kid, and was surprised to see it is from the 1930's.

It was an easy read, and only took us about a week to finish.  It is nice to read chapter books every once in awhile!

The A&B Evening Report

Anne:  Adlyn, you have a field trip to the bank this Friday, what do you think you are going to learn about?
Adlyn:  How they make suckers.

(Seems like the only exciting reason to come to the bank with mom is to get a sucker!)

Brooks ate an entire bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup AND 1.5 bundles of asparagus.

(Good thing I anticipated this at the store today and bought 3 bundles.  Maybe Zach and I will get to eat some of the pieces when I cook up the remaining 1.5 bundles tomorrow night.)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Apple Slaw with Cilantro Recipe

I have to say I like my newly invented Apple Slaw recipe.  I'm posting it because I think it is delicious, and worth making!

(Note, I don't really measure when I cook, so this is all approximate.  Adjust it to fit your tastes.)

Stir up the following dressing in a bowl:
Juice of 2 Limes
1/3 cup Honey
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup of loosely packed chopped Cilantro Leaves
Dash of Cayenne Pepper
Dash of Black Pepper

Chop 5-6 yellow &/or green apples into the size of matchsticks, leave the skin on the apples.  Mix apples and the dressing together.

If you would like, for a punch of color, add in some pomegranate seeds.

Keep refrigerated.  This salad is very cool and refreshing.  I think it would be delicious for a summer bbq, but currently I'm enjoying this in the winter!

After Dinner Bad Guys

The kids turned 5 last month, and I have to say, this is a fun age.

Tonight's story:
Adlyn didn't eat much for dinner tonight, and while cleaning up, I noticed she was looking in the fridge.

Anne:  Adlyn, are you looking for something to eat?
Adlyn:  (as she smiled) No, I'm just checking to see if there are any bad guys in the fridge.

Her response was too cute, I couldn't quite go into a lecture about why she should have had dinner.