Monday, March 9, 2009

The Weekend

Saturday we made a trip over to Cedar Falls to return pop cans to raise money for the boys' mission trip. We came back with just under $50. We added that to the $21 from those we returned earlier in the week, to bring the total collected from our church so far to right around $650. We appreciate the generosity of our church family in donating their cans to the teens.

We then went to Troy and Theresa's house to play for the afternoon. The boys played basketball, and Theresa and I went to Hobby Lobby. We had lots of yummy, fattening food. We stayed later than we should have.

We always dread losing an hour of sleep for Daylight Savings time. I did not sleep well, and woke up achy and sick. I stayed home from church with Naomi, who also wasn't feeling well. We spent a very lazy day in bed. I'm still stuffed up, but up and moving today. Naomi seems to be fine. We have a couple others with runny noses, but nothing major.

We're still plugging away at school and it is 5:39P.M. Ugh. The boys haven't been doing a spectacular job at their chores lately, so Shannon assigned Alex, Jackson and Chase the job of each writing a two page report on the job and responsibilities of a squire in the 13th century. Bryce had to write "I will do my chores in a timely fashion" 100 times. All of this has made Bryce and Colton behind (even more) on their school work. I don't know how many times I've said today, "Colton, hush and just do your math!".

I have gotten the rest of the tests and study guides printed for the remainder or the school year today. I'm starting to get the itch to start planning for next year. That's the fun part. It's the daily grind that I'm ready to be done with!

We had beef enchiladas for lunch today. Easy peasy. That's the kind of meal I do when I look at the clock and realize it's 11:13A.M. and I haven't started lunch yet. First I browned some ground beef and rinsed it. Then I poured enough enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9X13 pan to cover it, then pulled out all of the open cheese bags from the fridge. I mixed the beef, cheese, and about 2/3 of the can of sauce in a bowl. I microwaved the tortillas a minute to soften them up, then put the filling in and rolled them up. After lining them up in the pan, I poured the rest of the sauce on top, then some more cheese and stuck it all in the oven for about 20 minutes. I had enough time to do the dishes while they were baking, and set the table. We like the "El Pato" mild enchilada sauce from Fareway. We can't always find it in Waterloo, but they have it in Marshalltown, which has a higher Hispanic population. One 28 oz. can is all I use.

Anyone know what "El Pato" means?

"A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet." Proverbs 27:7


Beckysblog said...

The DUCK!!!!

I guess the label should have given it away.

Shannon/Jodi said...

I suspected that because of the picture, but it really didn't make any sense to me. I'm going to have to go check the list of ingredients to see what we've been eating! I checked. No duck in it.

Melanie said...

Becky! I'm very impressed!!!! Did you take some extra spanish courses when I wasn't looking? hehe.

Jodi - it's funny that beef enchildas is what you make when you are short on time. That is what I make when I go all out for supper!!!