Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Hunger Games

What a good weekend. Good time with friends, old and new, and a great time with the kids today. So very thankful that the kids finally cooperated (after awhile) and we all took a nice nap this afternoon. Now I'm starting to make dinner and the kids are watching Monsters Inc.

So last weekend I finally had the chance to watch The Hunger Games movie. I loved the books and was really hoping I wouldn't be disappointed with the movie. I got it from The RedBox for free (gotta love finding coupon codes online) and watched it with a friend. Although there were obvious changes made from the book to the movie I believe they did a great job with it (unlike Water for Elephants - that was just to many changes, which ticks me off).  Now I can't wait to see the second one (just starting to record it if I remember correctly).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Chili Dog Casserole

So I've decided I'm going to start skipping around in the blog, instead of just going in order of things happening. Why? Because some of the things I forget how I felt about them (recipes, movies, books, etc) more easily than the really cool stuff that me & the kids do together. So in order to do a better "mini" review on things, I am giving myself the right to skip around once and awhile!

On that note, last night for dinner I made a Chili Dog Casserole. I originally found the recipe on Pinterest, which originated from THIS blog. Ingredients: 2-15oz cans of chili (I used one "normal" can of chili with beans and one can of spicy without beans), hot dogs (yes, I buy the $.79 ones at Woodmans cause I'm cheap, lol), tortillas, and cheese (I used a mix of Colby & cheddar). Okay, I know this definitely is not the most healthy thing I've ever made but on a lazy Sunday night it was just what I needed. With having the one can of spicy chili in there it gave the whole thing a nice little kick without being overbearing, so the kids could still eat it. Justin ended up coming over for dinner and I still have enough for 2 lunches (well 1 now since I ate one today). This recipe will be put in the "make again" category!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

That's What I Am

Not much to report on the home front. Just getting use to the new schedule of everything - it's weird having so much time to myself. Most of the times I don't know what I should be doing. I know I should be cleaning the house more and probably working on homework but honestly I don't feel like doing it. Last night I watched a movie I haven't seen before and then talked to a friend on skype.

So a few weeks ago we picked up from the library That's What I Am. The main reason we picked it up was because of Randy Orton being in it (WWE wrestler that Connor really likes - and I think he's pretty nice to look :) ). I didn't really know what to expect from the movie but I really enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone. It's a great story about sticking up for yourself and others, even in the case when people believe something completely not true about you. I know most people probably haven't heard of this movie, but it's worth checking out.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Peanut Butter Dip

I know, I know. It's been FOREVER since I've posted. I'm sorry. There has just been a lot going on lately. But I will try to get things updated as quickly as I can. School started last week, and although I dropped one of my classes, I still have 2 fairly high demanding classes so don't hold it against me if I slack once and awhile!

So a few weeks ago I find a recipe on pinterest I knew I just had to try. The recipe originally came from HERE and I knew the kids would just love it and I was right! I also enjoyed it (but when don't I enjoy something with peanut butter in it?). It is such an easy quick dip to make for your kids to dip their fruit in and it is now something I will keep stocked in my house.