Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Freezer Cooking Saves the Day

This is my Freezer with over 40 meals in it!!!

I love freezer cooking. I like to cook, but I always have trouble coming up with what I should make each evening. Freezer cooking allows me to cook once a month and reap the benefits for the rest of the days that month.
When my brother and his family visited this past month I simply pulled out meals for lunch and dinner the night before and added side dishes the day of. My favorite part of this cooking method is that I didn't have to spend hours planning, cooking and cleaning up cooking pots in the kitchen while I had company.
My new favorite recipe book is Freezer Pleasers by Taste of Home.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Visitors from Kansas

Since we live so far away we are always excited when family or friends come to visit. Kenny, Staci and A braved a huge storm front to come visit for 5 whole days!!! The kids and adults had a great time playing even though the weather didn't fully cooperate. The weather was rainy most of the time so we enjoyed mostly inside activities. We even made it to the local historical museum which my kids love going to. The last 2 days we finally had sunshine and spent lots of time at the park.
K-sis on her "new to her" bike. She was grinning from ear to ear when we told her she was getting Karolyn's old bike. She has been riding up and down the street with her pink barbie helmet.



Staci, A and Kenny

Cousin A playing his favorite game of peek-a-boo.


Everyone enjoyed our walk at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center.



Posing at the park.


More posing on the ladder at the park.


All the cousins playing at the park.

K-baby loves these rocking animals at the park.

A, K-baby and K-sis


Kenny keeping two kids busy (plus the puppy should count as one too).


Shawn and Abby were running around keeping everyone entertained


K-sis digging in the sand. It always amazes me how mch they want to go to the park and then end up playing in the sand. I'm thinking - we have sand at home! Oh well.

K-baby


A, Kenny and K-baby racing at the park :)


K-girl


cousins climbing the ladder at the park


K-man and A
Anytime you would like to visit us we love to have visitors!!!