Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Halloween Costume Exchange

Here are the costumes we have available to borrow for this Halloween season. Costumes are offered for borrowing only and I will arange a return at one of our meetings in Nov. If you are interested in borrowing a costume on this list, email me (carlypray @ gmail.com) and I will put you in contact with the owner of the costume. Hope this can save some of you the hassle and cost of purchasing a new get-up for your cute little goblins :)

Size and description:
3mos Pumpkin sleeper (I have 2 of these available)
6mos Lamb (fully-body)
6-12mos Giraffe costume-No arms or legs style; versatile

18mos Hooded Brown Horse w/bandana
18mos Bumble Bee - MIKALA
24mos Adorable Puffy Goldfish - bright orange with swirls
24mos Ladybug - KARA Harrington
24mos Tiger
24mos Frog
2/3 Cheerleader (with pom poms) (Gymboree)
2/3 Snow White (with bow and shoes)

2/3 Tinkerbell (Disney)
2/3 Disney Woody cowboy
2/3 Minnie Mouse
2/4 Fancy Nancy - HAVEN
3T Snow White
3/4 Sleeping Beauty - CARLY
3-5 Thomas the Train
3-5 Zip up lion costume. It says size M
4 Astronaut (Old Navy)
4 Disney Captain Hook
4 Superman (tags are off but I think it's a 4)
4 Disney Red Power Ranger - KAREN Long
4 Disney Jasmine (pants and top, purple and hot pink)
4/6 101 Dalmations
4/6 Cinderella
5/6 Belle (Disney)
6 Disney Jasmine (pants and top, light bluish green)
6/8 Purple dragon - playful
6/8 Reptile - komodo dragon or lizard, very realistic

If you have a costume you would like to add to the list, email me ASAP and I will add it to our list. When a costume has been spoken for, I will change the text to black and include the name of who will be borrowing that costume (example is the costume I will be borrowing). Thanks to all who will participate!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

RECIPE: Ham Asparagus Strata

This is the HAM ASPARAGUS STRATA from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I have used it often for brunch parties and last year it was a big hit on MOPS mornings. Just in case you don't have a go-to egg dish, this one is yummy and pretty healthy. We also like it for dinner in my house. -Carly

4 English muffins, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups cubed cooked ham (chicken okay too)
2 cups cut up fresh aspargus or broccoli (or 10oz pkg frozen)
4 oz Swiss cheese, cut up
4 beaten eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cups milk
2 T chopped onion
1 T dijon mustard

In a greased 2 quart square baking dish spread half of the English muffin pieces. Top with ham, asparagus, and cheese. Top with the remaining English muffin pieces.

In a bowl whisk together eggs and sour cream. Stir in milk, onion, mustard, and a pinch of black pepper. Pour evenly over layers in dish. Cover and chill for 2 - 24 hours.

Bake, uncovered, in a 325 oven for 60 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 170. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Attention all bargain shoppers!

Bethany emailed me this info for our blog:

I haven't been to the Roseville sale, but I've been to it the last two times downtown at the Convention Center and got tons of clothes for a bargin price ($3-$12 for Gymboree, Gap, Old Navy, Nartjie, Jaine and Jack, etc. sets and individual pieces). They also have furniture, toys, strollers, swings, and pretty much anything else maternity, baby, and kid. I think I'm going to go on Friday morning if anyone's interested. -Bethany

Click here for the official JBF site.
It's this weekend, Sept 19-21 at the Roseville Fairgrounds. Happy Shopping!