Monday, January 23, 2012

This weekend I helped take Pack 187 Cub Scouts to the
Edgerton Explorit Center.  It is a hands on science explore center in
Aurora Nebraska, the home town of scientist Harold Edgerton the
inventor of flash photography.  We got to take part in 3 experiments
and of course what boy does not like to see things explode?

Sparks Flew-when the boys got to meet the Van de Graff generator.
This demonstraion got a little "shocking" and "hair raising" when
we learn about electricity.  The boys thought the best part was when
the leaders had to go up and get a little shock!

We also got to have an "Arctic Blast" with some super cold
chemistry.  Learning about dry ice & liquid nitrogen's incredible freezing
power.  And of course we will not forget the hydrogen balloon "explosion".

The green screen video game!

This was an amazing trip for the boys-something I am sure they
will always remember, who knew science could be so much fun!!

On Sunday we had our annual Pack 187 Pinewood Derby Race.
It is always fun to see the great designs and creative things the Cub
Scouts make with a small block of wood!

My little Tiger Den-they all did a Wonderful job for their first
Pinewood Derby.  The Overall winner of the night was even
a first year Tiger Scout!   

This year Riley made a Wii Remote he won Most Creative Design
and got third place in the Webelo Den.
Chandler made a Half Pipe with Skate Board, he won Best in Show.
We are so proud of them for their hard work but most of
 all their good sportsmanship. 

So if you are not tired of me going on and on and are still reading you
don't want to miss this part.  If I have not told you lately-I am so in love
with my crockpot.  With being gone during the day all weekend I got
great use of the crockpot.  Sunday I made a new recipe that was so easy.
Loaded Bake Potato Soup
3 cans of chicken broth
1 can of cream of chicken soup
5-6 med. potatos diced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-put in crock pot on low for 6-8 hours
one hour before you are ready to eat add 8 oz cream cheese
serve with chopped bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Buffalo Meatloaf

I have never had Meatloaf that I can say was better than my momma's...well that is until I had
my Aunt Lori's Buffalo Meatloaf.   This is a great one to make the night before so when you get
home for the evening you can just pop it in the oven.
No joke, this Meatloaf is so Yummy that it is the reason for no pictures.  Everyone was ready to eat after smelling it cook for an hour and having to wait.  I didn't stop and take the time for a pretty pic.
Buffalo Meatloaf
1 t. olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
-heat oil in skillet & saute until softened

2 large eggs
1/2 t. dried thyme
1 t. salt
1/2 t. ground black pepper
2 t. dijon mustard
2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. minced parsley
1 tub of crushed saltine crackers
1/2 c. ketchup
2 1/2 lbs. hamburger
-mix all together until evenly blended.  Shape into loaf and spread on glaze.
Bake about 1 hour @ 350.

1/2 c. ketchup
4 T. brown sugar
4 t. cider vinegar
-mix all ingredients in small bowl

Cornflake Potatoes
2 lb. bag of cubed potatoes (thawed)
16 oz. tub sour cream
16 oz. can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 small diced onion
2 c. cheddar cheese
-mix together put in 9x13 dish, cover with cornflakes.  Melt 1 stick of butter and
pour over top.  Bake @ 350 for 30 to 45 minutes.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

So some of you may think by now "this woman is a little nuts".  While I have to admit today I was starting to think the same, as I thought I would try making a Hydrating Olive Oil & Honey hot oil treatment.  But of course I was going to make it mayself.  The whole 30 mins I waited with honey in my hair-I was thinking WHAT IN THE WORLD HAVE I DONE?  THIS IS GOING TO END UP BAD...thinking maybe I need not to do everything I see on blogs-I stuck through and did the treatment just as I read.  It worked amazing and my hair feels so silky and smooth.  I will do this again!!!  So Crazy I may be-but I have Great Hair!
 3 Table Spoons of Olive Oil in small bowl
Heat for 30 seconds in microwave
than add 2 Table Spoons Honey, stir
(Shhh, don't tell my dad I will be using his honey for my hair)

Massage in hair and put shower cap on for 30 mins
Wash out and then shampoo and condition

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wow it has been over a month since I last posted on my is not because I have not been crafting, it is more of being tired from the hub bub before the holidays and the aftermath.  There was a lot of creating for Christmas gifts this year-not that there was more than normal I just had a few mishaps that caused more work.  I also help Riley in making his presents this year, he made lotion, lip gloss, pillow cases, and coasters. 

I thought I would share my latest project...I of course found this idea on Pinterest.  My boys are always making pallets of quilts in the living room.  So when I saw a mat made of 5 pillows I had to try.  I made this one first to see if the boys would really like it.  They LOVE IT!  This is Riley's and I made a quilt that matches.  I am hoping to work on Chandler's this weekend.