Friday, April 23, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Hello to everyone that is stopping and reading my blog. I hope over the months I can get all my ideas in order for me to share.
I usually come up with these ideas out of necessity.

Everything here in Ga is doing fine. The kids are growing, and I am re-cooping nicely. I start physical therapy on Tuesday. If you really know me, all I need is to get into my pool. We are actually getting it opened this weekend.

I wanted to share with you guys, Is the frozen pbj sandwich. I went to Walmart and saw the Smuckers Frozen PBJ's and yes, I must admit I bought some to try. They were quite expensive. I also saw that they were just a bit too thick for the little baby to eat. I love the round compact size of them. You could just also pop them in the baby bag and by the time someone wanted to eat they would be great.

My take on this is..
I guess you could cut them and freeze them, but I went one better. I have a pampered chef cut and seal $9.00. It presses down the bread and cuts the circle and seals it great. (I posted a picture above)

Peanut Butter and Jelly (on the go)

1 loaf of really fresh white bread (or you can get wheat)
Peanut butter
12 cheap sandwich bags
Ice cream gallon bucket (walmart is now selling rectangle ice cream buckets they are even better)

I spread each sandwich as thick as I like.
Press each one with the cutter into a round. Slip them into a sandwich bag (you can use the cheap ones they are just to hold them) and then put them in the icecream tub. This keeps them fresh from the freezer.
I got about 12 out of a sandwich loaf. Which I figure I did well, cause in the box I think you get about 6 and they are atleast 4 bucks.

My kids loved them. I would pull out two at breakfast and by lunch I would just hand it off to the kids.

I hope that if you get a chance you could give it a try.
Some other ideas could be other sandwiches, ham, balogna,cheese and freeze.

If you want to comment please do.

Also wanted to tell you in note: I tried the new Koolaid Fun Fizz tablet.. very cool, very convient, they come in a tablet. I can take a 9oz baby cup with water and get a quick cup of koolaid. I do not do this all the time, I am a big advocate for water in your cup, but for a quick switch it worked great. If you check your newspapers I also got $1 off on a pack. At Walmart they were $1.96 so that is not too bad.

Well now that I have blabbered on this Friday morning, I will finish up and post.

Thanks for taking the time to read. Please keep in touch and enjoy.

May your days be wonderful and God watch over you always.

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

Hey I am back and now I am the proud owner of two new bionic titanium hips. I did really well in surgery and now 2 weeks post op I am recovering much quicker than the last time. I really at one point had given up hope to ever walk again and now the future is unfolding very quickly and walking is really starting to become easier. People dealing with chronic pain, I sympathize with you always. It has been a really rough 3-4 years. The pain becomes very consuming. I must say that I did do just about everything I needed to do, but with a lot of pain. Now that I am pain free from the arthritis, I am going to get back to living. I have great plans to drop the weight, and get back to being healthy. I am also going to try to get this blog off the ground. Cause I have lots to share and can't wait to get it out there.

I must also take a a minute and thank my family, they have really gotten me through all of this and taken up where I couldn't. I also must thank all my friends and family on facebook, the constant day to day support was the very thing I needed to keep focused. The most important person I must thank is God. Without His true guidance. He stripped me down to nothing and made me see His path, at times, being only human, I doubted Him and every time He would send a sign, a thought, true love to pick me back out of my doubts. During a lot of these times, He taught me to make a prayer list and pray for others instead of myself and wallering in the sad thoughts of what I couldn't do.

Well enough said for now, I am sure I will share more as I recover and become my usual funny self.

Wanted to share a great new idea and tip.
Frozen Pizzas

pk of pita breads
spagetti sauce (pizza sauce)
topping for pizza
a round ice cream tub
wax paper

take each of the pitas and fix them up with your fav topping..(easy) then lay them on a cookie sheet, slide into freezer, when frozen, lay one in ice cream tub with a sheet of wax paper to separate, continue doing this till you fill tub and put back in freezer.
Now when my kids want a pizza, I know whats on it and they are individualized. Pop in oven till warm and meltly..

I hope you give it a try. Feedback is always appreciate

So this is for now... see you soon and always remember.. no matter how long, no matter how far away, the heart knows none of these restraints...Love you all.