Thursday, January 22, 2009

A favorite!

I remember flavored oyster crackers from childhood and recently asked my mother in law for the recipe...then, I lost it and found it on a friends blog, so I thought I'd share it--ENJOY!

Seasoned Oyster Crackers
  • 14-160z bag oyster crackers
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix oil, dressing mix, and spices together. Pour over crackers and mix in large bowl until crackers are coated. Heat in over for 10 minutes and 300 degrees.

So easy and so good!

Stain Tip

Since the boys were born, I have used white bar soap to get poopy out of the their clothes. It gets out even dried on stains. In addition, I always use Biz in their laundry a result, little to no stains!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

This week... I have done very well this week. I decided that trying to make a menu at the beginning of the month and sticking with it are just not the right decision for me. I spend too much, change my mind, and then still want to get the deals at the end of the month when my budget is blown. So...I made a menu for the week, I printed off my trusty meal plan organizer here: , and went through my cabinets to see what I had and shopped for the difference. The thing I like about my meal planner is that there are no specific days for each meal--so, when my mind changes...I can feel free to pick out whatever meal I choose. (without ruining an organized plan)

The boys had colds last week and have been tired...and I am having surgery this week on the 8th...this is surgery number 4 since June and that means 2 babies and 4 surgeries--3 being abdominal. It is this point many of our friends are thinking about getting pregnant again and trying to decide when to "try". However, we are still recovering from the twins delivery and cannot physically even think about having another child until at least another 18months. And that is only the actual physical part...not to mention all of the other emotional stuff that goes with an OB injury of this extent and my husband having to take on all of the burdens of a sick and recovering wife. Hopefully though, my colostomy will be reversed sometime in March or April, once my rectum heals from this weeks surgery and then my body can rest.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Christmas was so wonderful this year. The boys were not at all interested in opening up gifts. But they do like their toys. I hosted breakfast at our house Christmas morning and it was wonderful. It was so nice and made me so thankful that we got to stay home. Last year I was very pregnant and we went all over the place all day long and decided we wouldn't do that again. I was very happy with the way it turned out this year and plan to do it again that way. Now, on to planning a first birthday party for two wonderful boys!