Monday, March 30, 2009

Spinach Brunch Dish from Stacey

Here is the recipe for that delcious spinach/tomato dish we had on Friday. Thanks, Stacey!

1-1/2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
1 box frozen chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
10 eggs
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
1 package feta cheese with basil and tomato
1 tomato, sliced
1 box sliced Portobello mushrooms
1 onion

Need 9X13 casserole dish (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray).

Sauté onion and mushrooms together until onions are soft, add spinach (frozen) just to heat.

Whip eggs and milk together with fork. Add cheddar cheese, then pour on spinach mixture. Crumble feta cheese and sprinkle over the top. Top with tomatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Knife inserted in middle should come out clean.

10 minutes to prepare, 40-45 minutes to bake

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ideas for giving back:

--Have kids take their red wagon out and collect non-perishable food for food banks.
--Operation Christmas Child: have kids help with both filling boxes and delivering boxes to the collection center.
--Go online to Compassion International, look for the children that have been waiting over a year and let your child pick one out to send $30 a month to. They will send you pictures of the child you support.
--If your child has really long hair and wants to cut it, encourage her to donate her hair to Locks of Love. Explain who the kids are that benefit from this organization and why they need the hair donations.
--Have them choose some toys to give to kids who don't have many (kids at a domestic violence shelter, for example).
--On holidays, serve food at a shelter together.
--To give back to the community, pick up trash at a park before you start to play.

Some of our favorites...

-The Letter Factory Board Game by LeapFrog. (Found at Walmart - the box is the shape of a trapazoid).

-Sandra Boynton
-Eric Carle & Bill Martin Jr. (Chicka Chicka books)
-Patricia Polacco
-Eve Bunting
-Robert Munch
-Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger
-Robert McCloskey

Monday, March 16, 2009

MOPS Marketplace - March '09

Here are this month's listings:

For Sale - Christina Walton
Eddie Bauer Wooden booster/high chair (this is a picture of someone else’s) for $15. It comes with a white tray.

Free! - Christina Walton
I have a complete set of plastic capital letter cutters* and a nearly full box of Pampsters Bibsters (disposable bibs), if anyone wants them. *Letter Cutters SOLD

For Sale - Angela Glover
Baby Bjorn original carrier. $40 No stains smoke free/pet free home.

JJ Cole Bundle me - NEW $40

Pottery Barn Quilt Clips - $15/set no hardware included


ISO - I am looking for 6-9 month baby girl clothes for my new neice. -Thanks, Pam

ISO - I'm looking for a high chair if one comes up, thanks. -Marla

ISO - Hi, I am still in search of a double jogger. :-) -Kirsten

ISO - I am on the market for a crib mattress. Thanks! -Carly

You may contact the buyer/seller directly using your MOPS directory. If you do not have their contact information please comment here and leave your info or email me at carly pray @ (no spaces).

Monday, March 9, 2009

BounceU Pictures - Feb '09

The whole MOPS gang!

Traci & Ryah Davis, Erin & Mason & Cole Bernhard, Monica & Trey Fasani

Trey hits the slide

Ryah beating Mason :)

Olivia Ray

Mason and Ryah

Trey racing Karis Weiss