Posts Tagged: Cooking Connections

Weekly Winners {The Mini-Story Edition}

When little boys have viruses that they don’t understand, it can really break your heart.  They play one minute, feel fine, and then they are sick as a dog, with very little energy, feeling all butt-hurty.    The virus lasted a good week in David.  All week long there were many middle-of-the-day naps, very little food consumption, and quite a few loads of laundry, as a result of throw up in the middle of the night.   On this day the medicine of choice of choice was administered in a green glass jelly jar.   Certainly, gingerale is for ailing bellies.

The trampoline had it’s final moments of play, this week., with the Lanes.  Three broken springs made us very leary of letting the big kids jump.  So, we decided it was time for it to leave the backyard that it has been a part of for almost four years.   On this bright blue day, Davey jumped for the last time.   He wasn’t sad, though, for we are looking into building him a wooden play-set.   We will all be forever grateful for those moments of jumping.  Those moments of feeling your belly flop that produced screams of delight and laughter.

Here in our parts, spring is in full force.  Flowers are blooming.  The buds on trees have burst into mini-leaves.  The rain is helping turn the grass from dead-brown to a lively green.  The earth is pushing up life through the dirt, and the temperatures are growing milder and warmer.  Spring has sprung and I am vowing to not complain about the warmth, even when it gets hot and humid.   It’s been a very long winter, for sure!

This week a friend came to visit Benny.  You can find out all about the visit by visiting the blog that we created called “Benny & Nutmeg

When asked what I’m up to, I usually say, “Oh about 5’8″!”  But, really, there’s a lot going on.

  • I auditioned for a production of Alice in Wonderland recently, and got the part of the Duchess.  Olivia is in the play, too!
  • Recently I was part of the coolest thing: The Cooking Connections class, hosted by Jim and Shannon, with The Motherhood, and sponsored by ConAgra.  It was an amazing interactive cooking class—the first of its kind, but definitely not the last.   You can see the whole class summery, HERE!
  • This upcoming week I will be jetting off to Seattle for a #NintendoEnthused summit.  A lot of friends will be there, and I am super excited to visit the west coast.
  • Last night I volunteered at the Art Center for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.  I am so excited to get more involved with the Art Center.  It just feels so good, so right.   Also, I can finally say that I’ve waited on tables!
  • In less than a week I will officially be the mother of a teenager.  How on earth did that happen so fast?    All I can do is keep walking and moving forward.

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Cooking With Friends

I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love for all of you to participate!  Here’s what you need to know:

When: Wednesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. ET

Where: The Motherhood

The class I’m co-hosting is called “Cooking with Dad,” and it is hosted by my friends Jim and Shannon.  Seriously, you have to join us for guaranteed fun and laughter, you know, along with all the insight and wisdom.  Jim and Shannon will be chatting, via live video feed, and the rest of us will be sharing anecdotes and tips for having fun in the kitchen with Dad (and/or the other non-cooks of the family) in the text-based comments below the video!  It’s always been my dream to cook with these two, and now I (kinda-sorta) have my chance.  Don’t miss out on the party!

The class is sponsored by ConAgra and hosted by The Motherhood.


The other fabulous co-hosts are:

Julie, Angry Julie Monday, | Ashley Evans, Schadenfreudette, | Tanis Miller, Attack of the Redneck Mommy, | Dan Deguia,, | Lotus Carroll, Sarcastic Mom/, | Melanie Sheridan; Mel, a Dramatic Mommy, |PJ Mullen, Real Men Drive Minivans, | Diane, Momo Fali, | Robin Sue Joss, Big Red Kitchen, | Eddie Carroll; Life, One Pixel at a Time,

We hope to see you there!

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