Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ella's Schedule

I have no clue where she may have come up with this idea (**internal snort**) but Ella enjoys making herself a checklist every morning before school. And, of course, on the day I decide to blog about it the "checklist" is not up to snuff.... The one you see below is confusing because she drew a check mark when she had done it and then drew a line to connect the check mark with the activity. Other ones that he has done have been much better, but I cannot find any of them. I think it's hilarious that she does this, Jon just shakes his head and is (I'm sure) praying for whomever her husband ends up being.

Anyway, there are five things she has to do before school. If she gets all of them done then she gets TV time before the bus comes. That doesn't happen often because the process of making the checklist takes time! Here is a run-down of what she needs to do:

-Make bed (I'm thinking that's the picture with her laying down looking nine months pregnant :))
-Get Dressed (that's the one with the clothes drawn over her body on the bottom left)
-Eat Breakfast (sitting at the table)
-Brush Teeth (I think that's a toothbrush in her hand, not a knife....)
-Pack Backpack (this is where it gets tricky. I think the thing that says "Ella" on it is supposed to be her backpack)

What a riot!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Another Item On The Checklist Is Done!!!!

I was able to get this done today! I didn't have my camera with me, so the picture isn't the greatest, but you can see it's done! This is Jon's grandmom's wall with the verse she chose!

Woo Hoo!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

One More Recipe...

I know I just did a recipe, but I had a few requests for this one. I just made it today for Jon to eat while he enjoys the Raven's Game. It's the Olive Garden's "Zuppa Toscana." Enjoy!

1lb ground Sweet Italian Sausage
1tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 Large Diced Onion
1Tbsp Bacon Pieces (pre-cooked or Baco’s)
2tsp Garlic, crushed
10C Water
5 Cubes Chicken Bouillon
1C Heavy Cream
1lb Diced Russet Potatoes (about 3 large)
¼ of a bunch of Kale

Cook sausage and red pepper in soup pot. Drain fat and put in the refrigerator until needed again. In the same pan, sauté bacon, onions and garlic for about 15 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add water and bouillon and bring to boil. Add potatoes and cook until soft – about ½ an hour. Add cream and cook until heated through. Stir in sausage and simmer. Add kale just before serving. Serve garnished with fresh shredded parmesan cheese.