Zach Braff–We could probably hold a procrastination contest, but we’d never actually get around to planning it.
Pearl Bailey–The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Erma Bombeck–My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?
Erma Bombeck–I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: “Checkout Time is 18 years”
Martin Luther King, Jr.–Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity.
Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false, and the false with the true.
R. Frost–I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
R. Frost–The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robin Williams–Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.
Homer Simpson–Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.
J. R. R. Tolkien–All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither. Deep roots are not reached by frost.
George W. Bush–I think it’s very important for the American President to mean what he says. That’s why I understand that the enemy could misread what I say. That’s why I try to be as clearly I can.
Flannery O’Conner–Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Maegan Berry–Blogging is good for the soul.
Dilbert–“Dead meat” is redundant. Once something is classified as meat, it hardly ever recovers. Although, I’ve got a pork chop in the fridge that I’m optimistic about.
Stephen Colbert–I believe in intelligent decline.
William Shakespeare–All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
Stewie Griffin, referencing The Bible–…my, what a thumping good read, lions eating Christians, people nailing each other to two by fours…I’d say, you won’t find that in Winnie the Pooh…
Penn Jillette (Penn and Teller)–Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, jell-o and all the other things I can prove that will make this life the best life I will ever have.
Me–I won’t beat my kids, but spanking works in certain situations. I wouldn’t, for instance, tell a kid, “Sweetie, please get out of the street, that car is speeding towards you.” I’d yank that kid up and whoop it’s little arse. My hands are less painful than a car bumper.
Marilyn Monroe–I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Unknown–I refuse to enter a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
Me–Words are my only weapon. I wield them well.
B.J. Rounds–May you be raped by a handsome muse.
This is from my original Blogger blog on blogspot.com; I update it randomly with quotes I like. Some people are famous, some are deceased, some are strangers, some are friends, I’m on there…you never know where inspiration will come from.
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I Don’t Know How To Make This: A Toddler How-To Game
I asked what she wanted.
After some rambling and some combinations she had to be talked out of (because Miracle Whip and peanut butter would have made me sick to see), she finally settled on creamy peanut butter (PB) and strawberry preserves (J) on whole wheat bread.
Here’s the fun part:
I “forgot” how to make this particular food item.
I put the whole unopened jar of PB on a slice of bread. She giggled and told me how wrong I was.
I “forgot” how to spread the PB and the J.
I did a lot of silly, stupid thing that had her almost literally ROTF.
She had to tell ME how to make the sandwich from start to finish.
She had fun “teaching” her mommy how to “cook” PB&J. I had fun pretending not to know how. Sure, it took a lot longer, and, sure, I could have been doing so many other things in that time, but what’s more important than fun and educational moments with children?
Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
- 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 pound fettuccini pasta
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 ounces shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
- 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- In a large skillet over medium heat combine chicken, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 cloves garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
- Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Saute onion, 2 cloves garlic, and mushrooms until onions are transparent. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Slowly add milk and half-and-half, stirring until smooth and creamy. Stir in Parmesan and Colby-Monterey Jack cheeses; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in chicken mixture, tomatoes and sour cream. Serve over cooked fettuccini.
I’m going to attempt this for dinner tonight. I’m hoping that everyone likes it. Off to the grocery store to gather ingredients. Should I make side dishes? It seems to have all four food groups already…