We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For Your Random Enjoyment

Once upon a birthday...
my sister Julie sent me these really cute balls she made from scrapbook paper. 
This is what I did with them. 





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Last week Marley had a Science Night at her school. 
Isi and I stayed home sick, so we missed out on making SLIME!

But, not really because Marley came home with a whole giant jar of Science stuff to do at home.
Which includes making MORE SLIME!
This is exactly what it looks like and it is YUCK! Because she is growing fuzz in a petrie dish as I type...and has been for days. Eww. 
And she is going to grow a brain and keep it like a scientist in the giant jar that all this YUCK! came in.
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I forgot to get a picture of her swabbing our Wii remote and then rubbing the swab on the agar. 
Ewww....I don't even want to see. 
Except I keep peeking on it in the closet.

Stay tuned to see some fuzz.

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My mom asked if I remembered eating Olive Sandwiches for Thanksgiving one year because we were moving. 

I DO REMEMBER THAT!
It was fun!

And guess what!

We are not having Olive Sandwiches...though we did consider them for our menu. 

We are doing an Hors d'oeuvre Thanksgiving! 

You all know I don't care for turkey.
I can barely stand the smell of it cooking. 
I know...I'm weird. 
I like everything else that comes with it though!
Well, to be honest I really have to be in the mood for stuffing...and it has to be a really yummy kind. 

ANYWAY!

It's just our little family anyway...and to cook ALL that just for us (Nathan) hardly seems worth it. 
(Don't worry, he agrees, though he likes turkey, he agrees...to much work just for him.)

We usually go out to eat. 
But, we are seriously lacking a good place to go around here on Thanksgiving. 

So, we decided to stay in and make finger foods! 

This is what our menu is looking like....

Sprite in fancy cups!
Marley is always beggin to drink from little glass goblets we got as a wedding gift. 
After new year's last year I found these plastic babies for WAY cheap!
I hid them away in the high up cupboard...she has no idea!
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We're going to reuse them for our Christmas Eve Candle Light dinner!
And NEW YEARS EVE!

BEST MOM EVER!!!
You wait and see!
Marley and Isi are going to love it!

Stuffed Mushrooms
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Black Bean Empanadas
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Sweet Potato Balls
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Deviled Eggs
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Mashed Potato Quesodillas
I don't know about these. 
Nathan still needs to convince me these will be worth space in my tummy.

Sausage Cheese Balls
These seem similar to the Stuffed Mushroom recipe I love so, we will probably just use that mixture. 
Basically the stuffing with out the mushroom...for those that don't want mushroom?
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Last but not least....

Pigs in a blanket and BBQ Littl' Smokies.
Half the little smokies will be wrapped and half will be cooked in BBQ sauce....YUMMY!

AND whatever we don't finish we are going to freeze and reheat on New Year's Eve!
Genius!

7 comments:

Sandy said...

You gave me some great ideas for New Year's Eve.

Kathy said...

That sounds like a lot of fun.

Shauna said...

I love the nursery, it's darling. The balls are so cute. Becky, you are such a great person. This post is filled with excitement and gratitude for the small things, and I love that about you. I want to be more like you. Thanks for sharing, these recipes look fantastic. Don't forget to take pictures of your food and I want to hear how you loved it all. Happy Thanksgiving, love,

SHauna xoxoxoxxoxox

The Yuan Fam said...

That is a yummy spread!! I'd be happy to have Thanksgiving at your house!! Yum!!

Michelle said...

That sounds like a lot of work! Great idea though, do what you love!

Heather said...

Great ideas! I have a question about your blog! My name is Heather and if you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com I would greatly appreciate it!

pillingfamily said...

deviled eggs are good ANY day of the year. how fun!!