Light and Fluffy Crinkle Cookies

I thought today I would switch things up a bit and do a sweet treat. This light and fluffy crinkle cookies are easy to make and are delicious. I made two batches, one for us and one for our neighbors. I like making these cookies to take to BBQ’s or other events that I needContinue reading “Light and Fluffy Crinkle Cookies”

Making Something from Nothing Activity

During this time of no school and social distancing, I dove into my STEM enrichment materials to give you an activity that will get your kids creativity flowing and build something from nothing. Below is my lesson plan I wrote for my enrichment. It is part of a bigger class Inventors Workshop so please excuseContinue reading “Making Something from Nothing Activity”

Life Continues During Social Distancing

Today should have been the beginning of Spring Break, which technically it still is.We had plans to go to the Zoo, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), the library and get things done around the house. Our plans are a little different now but I don’t feel it’s a down grade. Yes, were notContinue reading “Life Continues During Social Distancing”

Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe

Cheeseburger Pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup 1 can (10 ¾ oz) Tomato Soup ½ cup water 2 cups medium shell pasta (Can also use elbow macaroni ) Cook medium shell pasta per package directions but don’t fully cook. You’ll add them to the other ingredients. Brown ground beef. Drain offContinue reading “Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe”

Week Two Meal Planning

Week Two Dinner Meal Plan with Recipes Welcome to week two of dinner meal planning. I think you and your family will enjoy these meals. Our meals this week are: Chicken Noodle Soup BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Tater Tots Peppers and Sausage with Rice Grilled Cheese / Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Build YourContinue reading “Week Two Meal Planning”

Week One Dinner Meal Plan with Recipes

Welcome to week one of dinner meal planning. I think you and your family will enjoy these meals. Our meals this week are: Chili Mac Spicy Chicken Salad or Wrap or Sandwich Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Italian Chicken with Roasted Green Beans, Sauteed Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes Spaghetti Traditional noodles and Spaghetti Squash “noodles” withContinue reading “Week One Dinner Meal Plan with Recipes”

Gingerbread Adventures

Recently the family and I visited OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) for two different exhibits taking place. The big featured exhibit was Exquisite Creatures and the second was Gingerbread Adventures. Gingerbread adventures was more than a gingerbread building contest, it was also a look at the science behind gingerbread houses and other creations.Continue reading “Gingerbread Adventures”

How All the Construction Began

We’ve been in full construction mode since July but the process started way before that. First was the decision to actually do the construction. My dad had asked us to move in with him in December 2018. My mom had passed away in July of that year. He was lonely in the house with justContinue reading “How All the Construction Began”