I had written about Jesse's 5th birthday on a previous blog post (my old Just A branch blog) and had not migrated it over to Scratch Mom yet and since it is the next theme on my list, I thought I'd just post it here in all it's original goodness. I know you'll enjoy it all the same. Looking back, the thing that really made this party fun was really getting into character, especially with the games. With young kids, being a fun, dramatic and enthusiastic party host ensures the party will be a hit, so moms and dads, go ahead and ham it up!
Here is an easy family pleasing meal you can put together ahead of time and freeze using pizza dough. If you don't have your own pizza dough recipe I have shared our family recipe in my last post. So go back to that post, or use your own recipe to whip up yourself a batch of dough and meet us back here to make some pizza rolls!
This is a must know in our family. The majority of our Friday nights are spent at Mom and Dad's indulging in slice after slice of the best homemade pizza you will ever taste. Now once I give you the recipe you'll be off and running but let me just encourage you that if it doesn't turn out the first time to try again.
It was totally an average trip to the grocery store turned major nesting episode. What can I say chicken was on sale, one thing led to another and by the time Caleb got home at around 6pm he looked at me and said “you haven’t left the kitchen all day-have you?” Needless to say I made over 20 meals, Caleb’s brother and his wife brought pizza over for dinner so I could finally leave the kitchen and I slept very well that night.
Okay, I still have a box of apples in my kitchen that need to be taken care of, which reminded me, I still need to get to this post as well. We got our apples from Tonnemaker Hill Farms in Royal City this year and let me tell you, they are delicious! I got a box of Honeycrisp and a box of Gala apples. I have to put in my two cents here to say that I love buying our fruits and veggies locally for a couple of reasons, mainly, I know where my food is coming from and I know who I am supporting. Plus it's so much more fun to get stuff farm fresh. I also bought pumpkins-which, you bet, I use in cooking-and a box of acorn squash, Caleb's favorite.
One of my favorite things to grow in my garden is tomatoes. There is nothing quite as wonderful as a sun warmed tomato fresh from the garden. A dash of salt and pepper or a drizzle of oil and balsamic vinegar- I can't think of a bad way to enjoy a tomato-even green ones are great fired and dipped in zesty buttermilk ranch. It's a good thing dinner will soon be ready because I am getting a bit hungry now!
Today I had planned to take the kids out to Tonnemakers Farm in Royal City, together with a couple other moms and their kiddos. However upon waking I found that the rain, that had lulled me to sleep, was still here creating a gray and soggy day-not quite ideal for taking kids to a farm. So we will reschedule for another day and instead enjoy a cozy afternoon indoors. With the extra time I have, I thought I ought to post a few updates on the projects going on around our home this past week.
Hi, I'm Sharon
...and these are my adventures as a mom, as a musician, and as a writer using my creative abilities to navigate this life. It is my hope that in some way my life is an encouragement to you. Come join me as I strive to embrace contentment and gratitude amidst this busy, exhausting and wonderful life.