Monday, March 17, 2008

Ramblings...

Lots going on around here. J is on spring break and has been busy, busy, busy. Looks like we're going to refinance our home. It's going to save us a little each month & won't end up costing us anything, says Mrs. Banker. Sounds like a good deal, right? I don't know why, I still tend to get a little nervous about "grown-up" decisions like this. Funny...married, with two kids, a career....and I still want my daddy's (& mom's & in-law's) approval about things like this. I suppose that never ends & to some extent, I hope when my kids are all grown-up, they will still come to us for advice, as well.

When we had a realtor out last fall to do a market analysis of our house, she recommended getting rid of our hottub that no longer works. Sounds easy enough, but will, no doubt, be a huge project. It's something we've been putting off, but today I took the plunge & listed it on Craigslist for free, as long as the "buyer" would be willing to move/haul it away. Never would have guessed, but I've had 20+ responses & they just keep comin'. If I would have known that I'd get such a great response, I would have posted it a year ago! Anyway, a guy & his wife were over this evening to look it over. She was a little hesitant, but he seemed excited. So, as soon as it warms up a bit we will start removing the fencing that surrounds it and he can get it out of here. The next question is then: What in the heck are we going to do with that space? A puppy-poop-free play area for the kids? A place for the kids' new picnic table & our firepit? Any suggestions? I just don't know & am horrible about visualizing what I want. Again, I think I'll check with our parents.

Here's what was for dinner at our house tonight: Cheesy Chicken Croissants & they were oh-so-yummy...if I do say so myself!
2 rolls of croissants (from the dairy case)
2-3 cups cooked chicken, cut or torn into small size pieces
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 can milk
1/2 can water
garlic, salt, pepper (optional)
How you choose to cook the chicken is up to you. I would recommend boiling it or cooking it in a skillet with a little butter.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix the chicken, half of the cheese, and a dash of the spices together. Spray pan(s) with cooking spray. Unroll croissants and fill with chicken mixture. Then re-roll and lay in pan. In a sauce pan, heat soup, water and milk together until hot, then pour over croissants. Top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

This recipe was from my favorite mommy blog of all time: Thrifty Mommy .
What did you make for dinner? I love new ideas!

And, what post would be complete without a couple pics of my adorable, ornery kids?

This is how our mornings start when Daddy's on spring break.



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