Friday, October 30, 2009

Tate of Halloween's Past

Tate's first Halloween ~ 2005 (Lion)

Tate's second Halloween ~ 2006 (Scarecrow)
Tate's fourth Halloween ~ 2008 (Knight)

I am missing Tate's third Halloween. I am searching the pics I have on my work computer, but it may be on the home computer. Once I find it I will add it in.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meals we have left for October

The month is almost over. Here are the meals we still haven't made. I am not planning on making a full November menu. I want to see how long we can go with what we have around the house, without doing a major shop.

Lentil & brown rice casserole
Ham & cheese omelets
Navajo tacos
Grandma Mack breakfast casserole
Appetizer sandwiches
Crock pot beef enchiladas
Crock pot potato bacon soup
Smothered chicken with brown rice
Not soggy nachos

Veggie beef soup

Monday, October 26, 2009


Yes. Tate is playing basketball with a soccer ball. Shortly after I took these pictures, Chris and Tate walked down to the local sports store and bought a basketball.....and then didnt play with it. Boys. Hmmm, or maybe they did but I was making dinner.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Every year daycare takes the kids to the Hunter's Pumpkin Patch. Chris and I always go with. Not sure what we will do next year when Tate is in school and no longer at daycare. Maybe they will still let us tag along.

Tate in the hay maze.
The slide is the kids favorite part of the day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Disc Golfing with Daddy

It stopped raining yesterday just long enough to get a round of disc golf in. The course was muddy, but I just put Tate in his boots.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One last trip to the park

Before the rain begins. It was chilly on Saturday, but it was not raining. The forecast this week is rain, rain, and more rain. I wanted to take Tate to the park one more time.......

I know this is blurry, but I like it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dulce De Leche

Oh. My. Gawd. This was so easy, and so good. Make it. Now.

Dulce De Leche

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

Remove label from milk can. Place can on side into a 3 quart slow cooker. Fill with water until it is 3-4 inches above can. Cover and cook on low heat 8-10 hours. Turn off slow cooker and allow can to cool 40 minutes inside slow cooker. Chill caramel in unopened can in refrigerator until ready to serve. Use as a dip for apple slices or serve over ice cream. From 365 of Slow Cooking Blog.

The only concern I had was that in her recipe she says to cover the can with 3 to 4 inches of water.....I used a 6 qt crock pot and I did not have 3 to 4 inches of room. So, I covered it as much as I could. I went home at lunch to check on it and it was just fine.

We have been eating the carmel with sliced apples, oreos, and I think Chris & Tate had some on a banana split last night. Yum!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 2009 Menu (part 2)

Here is part 1

Here is the rest of our menu for October.

Jambalaya with corn bread

Chili with cinnamon rolls

Appetizer sandwiches

Baked Tomato and Basil Gnocchi with broccoli

Egg Cups with hash browns


Hawaiian Chicken, Sauteed Zucchini & Squash

Crockpot Chicken & Rice Soup

Cheesy Chili Dip

French toast with eggs

Crockpot beef enchiladas

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Crockpot Potato Bacon Soup

Crab Rangoon

Broccoli & Cheese Quiche (basically this recipe without the ham)


Smothered Chicken with brown rice

Crockpot Taco Soup

Not Soggy Nachos

Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells

Sloppy Joes

Veggie Beef Soup