Friday, December 19, 2008

"Mom, I'm A Mutt" - Recognizing Diversity

In a press conference, Obama announced that he's a Mutt. I actually have heard that term used before. See, our son, Marcus, refers to himself as a Mutt too. Marcus says that this incorporates all of his ethnic and cultural background without explanation.

There are many children who have a diverse ethnic and cultural background such as our son. Our children shouldn't have to chose one over the other.

So, when our son says he's a Mutt he says it with pride and respect.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dream Dinners - Service Recommendation

Charles and I went to our local Dream Dinners last week. If you've never been to one let me give you a brief introduction. You go to their website, select the month's menu selections, select a date and time and make your payment.

We then went to the local Dream Dinners where we were met by Bob Baker, co-owner. He took us on a brief tour of their beautiful store. Charles and I were very impressed with the smells, top ingedients and beautiful presentation.

We got our aprons on, washed our hands, put on our prep gloves and started at the Chicken Enchiladas station. You just follow the recipes, for the 3 or 6 servings. You can either delete ingredients that you and your family don't like or add more that you love.

I read the recipe and assisted with the prep. Charles showed me how to roll an enchilada properly.

After you're down with the prep you assemble everything, place your recipe label on it and place it in your section of the commercial refridgerator.

There's tables on the side, to sit, chat and even place next month's order.

Don't forget to bring an ice chest or a large box for your order. Then enjoy!

By the way, the Chicken Enchiladas were delicious!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - December 15

Our cake topper from the renewal vow ceremony - courtesy of Lynn's Little Creations at

Charles and I had a terrific time at our local Dream Dinners. I selected Raspberry Stuffed French Toast, Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Paella, Chicken Tetrazzini, and Chicken Enchiladas.

I joined a Christmas greeting card exchange this year. It's been fun something other then junk mail. Some people actually make their cards. Me - I purchased them from a store.

Now onto this week's menu. Thanks Organizing Junkie for hosting.

Chicken Paella - Dream Dinners

Tacos with Black Beans and Mixed Greens Salad

Sandwiches and Veggie Soup

Beef Stougnaoff with Butter Noodles*

Chicken Enchiladas - Dream Dinners

Sunday, December 14, 2008

McLaughlin Group - Couple Time

My love of McLaughlin Group has been going on for over 20 years. My friends and I would spend time talking about the issues that the panel discussed and doing our own parody of the show. I was always played Eleanor!

Of course, I had to pull my husband into the fold once we started dating. It was an easy introduction since my husband enjoys talking about politics and current news events.

These days we're not always able to watch McLaughlin Group on TV. So, we catch our favorite couple time episodes online.

Is there a TV show that you introduced your spouse to?

Christmas Cookie Cutter Coasters -

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