I have cooked some divine cupcakes and banana bread this week! Made some scrumptious pizza for dinner last night, and not to mention the party food for the super bowl party tonight. We all know the best thing about the super bowl is the party food! I’ll let you in on a little secret. I have never really watched the whole super bowl, or been to a super bowl party! I know, crazy, right? How could I have escaped it all these years? Well, I am about to break tradition. This evening we are going to a super bowl party! Hosted by a gracious family from the church. I hope I do okay! Wish me well! 🙂 I have made/am making some delicious food to take. Last night I made a corn dip that tastes amazing! Today I am going to make some honey barbecue chicken bites. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
These are pumpkin spice cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting. I have a weakness for anything with cream cheese frosting!! I have some extra cans of pumpkin in my pantry from Thanksgiving, and I’ve been wanting to find ways to use them besides making pumpkin pie. Here is the recipe for the cupcakes. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
I have been making this banana bread for quite some time. David loves banana bread! He likes to eat it for breakfast with some fruit or yogurt. He is always asking me to make it. When I have some over ripe bananas that no one is going to eat, because we like our bananas green basically, I make this recipe. David had to help me make this bread. I told him Friday morning that after school we would make banana bread. His teacher said he talked about making banana bread all day! 🙂 Here is the recipe for banana bread! Banana Bread
This is no special fancy pizza recipe! I just wanted to share with you how tasty and marvelous these pizzas look! I use just a simple store bought crust mix. I have made my own before, and it is great when I can do that, but these are just faster, easier, and still taste great. Toppings are pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage (I like to brown some breakfast sausage), and parmesan and cheddar cheeses graded up. We had plenty left over, but that’s okay. We love left over pizza!
It has been great having us all home at the same time! I have been able to take some pictures of the kids playing. Emma has discovered that she can put the letter and number magnets on the refridgerator, and they don’t fall off. Unless, of course, she gets them the wrong way. 🙂
I love how Emma’s hair is curly at the bottom! She gets that from Andrew! My hair is as straight as a board! Emma has also learned that she can climb up on David’s bed! She likes to jump! :0 David and Andrew have been wrestling the last couple nights. There is a lot of loud action going on, but I tried to snap a couple pictures anyway. David wins most nights! 🙂
Yesterday we took the kids to a local wildlife nature center. The kids had fun looking at the animals and playing outside. When we first walked inside there was a gentleman holding a small python snake for the kids to pet. David was enamoured! Emma doesn’t yet care one way or the other about snakes. She did like the big fish tank though! She kept running up to it and making “ooh” sounds.
This was Emma this morning after church! 🙂 I had to snap a picture because it’s so darn cute! She took all her puzzles out of that white basket, and sat in the basket. She also has her blanet and thumb, and is watching Mickey Mouse. She doesn’t get a nap on Sunday mornings, so she was tired.
I played both prelude and offertory at church this morning. So I have uploaded double recordings on my Worship Music Archives page today! I played an arrangement of The Heart of Worship for the prelude, and an arrangement of Blessed Assurance for the offertory. I hope you enjoy listening! Also, this week I have compiled a list of apps and websites I like and use in my piano teaching. Here is the link to that page if you are interested in reading more about Music and Technology. Scroll down to the bottom of the piano teachers resource page and you will find it at the bottom.
Here is our menu for the week!
Monday: Lunch, Chicken Enchilada soup (leftover), and grilled cheese sandwiches. Dinner, Meatloaf, Mac n’ Cheese (leftover), and steamed broccoli.
Tuesday: Lunch, Basic Chicken Salad wraps. Dinner, Grilled Salmon, rice, and asparagus.
Wendesday: Lunch, Steak fajitas and black beans. Dinner: Baked Ziti.
Thursday: Lunch, Burgers and chips. Dinner, Pot Roast, Carrots, Mashed potatoes.
Friday: Lunch, Sloppy Joes. Dinner, Steak, Creamy Rosemary Potatoes, and Spinach.
Saturday: Lunch, eat out. Dinner, Chili.
Sunday: Lunch, Ranch-style chicken, twice baked potatoes, and green beans. Dinner, Spaghetti and meatballs.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
p.s. We are practicing our super bowl faces! 🙂