Giant Treats


We got in the mood for a few “after the holidays” type treats…


so we whipped up some speedy little “Pretzel Turtles.”


What else are we suppose to do when we have a 27,000 pound bag of Rolos?


Perhaps, we could slice into the 1000 pound Snickers.

Things are out of control over here.

Send help quick.

Wellllll…not too quick. Maybe, like…next week.

Heh, heh.

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Cheesey Breakfast Casserole


Don’t you just love those scrumptious meals that toss together in a flash and come out looking like…well, like this? It was a perfectly glorious moment when we pulled this little lovely out of the oven, I’ll tell you. My son said, “When did you make that?!”

Of course, I smiled and said, “Oh, it’s just something that I threw together.” HAAA!


Threw together, indeed.

One large bag of frozen hash browns. Not the 20 lb I’mfeeding19kidsandalargegrizzlybear bag from Costco–just the normal large bag from the regular grocery store.

Pour it into a big bowl.


3-4 cups shredded cheese. I used a Colby-Jack mixture.


Add 1/2 pound or so, of diced ham. I found the cutest little pack of already diced ham in the meat case at the grocery store. I was so excited at the prospect of NOT having to cut it up myself that I might just have squealed out loud right there in the meat department. Scared a few people. It was a special moment.

If you are into onions then this is the time to add them. About a Tablespoon of dried chopped onions or 1/2 cup chopped fresh onions ought to do it.

Toss it all together and put it into a greased 9×13 glass casserole dish.

Whirl 8 eggs in the blender with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Pour over cheese mixture. Make sure the eggs are evenly distributed in the dish. Top with a handful of shredded cheese if you want it to be extra scrumptious.


Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Eat. It. Up.

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Cheesey Breakfast Casserole
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 3-4 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 pound diced ham
  • diced onions (optional)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  1. Toss first four ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Put cheese mixture in a 9×13 shallow glass baking dish.
  3. Whirl eggs, salt and pepper together in a blender.
  4. Pour evenly over cheese mixture.
  5. Sprinkle a handful of shredded cheese on top.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

With The Kids


While my daughter April went to Quilt Market, in Texas–I got to stay behind (wahhh!) and take care of the kiddos (hooray!). We actually had tons of fun just hanging out, doing homework, annnnnd….


putting together a gargantuan 1000 piece puzzle. I wasn’t sure that they’d care ANYthing about such a huge thing with such teeny, tiny pieces.


But they did. We spent hours and hours sitting at the table talking, and laughing, and finding pieces for each other. Probably helped that it was a puzzle about candy.

It also helped that we had plenty of Cheetos on hand. Speaking of hands, look what I found.


Skeleton Cheetos!!! Whoever heard of such a thing?


Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.


As if Cheetos needed to get any better. These ones were white cheddar flavored. Oh, my goodness…YUM.


This little guys is yelling, “SAVE ME!!”

Too late.

Heh, heh, heh.

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The Perfect Fruit

100 Happy Days #26


Look at that pretty thing. A beautiful pear with the stem removed so that I can just bite the top right off. Mmmmm. I think I could eat twenty pears a day and be completely happy. Well, until I got sick, of course. But I’m just saying pears are my favorite fruit and I would love to have a pear tree right outside my back door…someday.  That’s all.

They make me ridiculously happy. Especially because there are twenty more in the fridge…

this very minute.