Sunday, November 16, 2008

Theme Night

I forgot a couple things yesterday. Understandable w/ the whole nose thing, but anyway... When we were at Wal-Mart, I just couldn't help myself & bought Kung-fu Panda. I've been trying not to buy movies b/c of budget & Christmas approaching. So tonight was a theme night for dinner. I have been spotty w/ having theme nights, will do them regularly then won't for a while. The kids love them though. So tonight we had asian food & watched Kung-fu Panda. Stir fry, shrimp fried rice, (I'll put recipe at the end,) egg rolls, pot stickers & noodles. For desert I made Chichi Dango Mochi. Ivy & I liked it, but the boys were not fans. They loved the pumpkin mochi, but not this coconut. The food coloring streaked, it looks like strawberry, but it is not.
The other thing I forgot yesterday was about on our way home from Wal-Mart. Have never had this happen before. When we got to the gate, they wanted Robin's ID, (which for once he didn't have in the car.) You don' have to show an ID if you are 16 or under. They didn't believe me that he was 16. Then said if I would vouch for my brother (!?) that would be ok. I said, "this is my son, but thank you for the compliment." His haircut makes him look older, now I'm waiting for someone to mistake him for a private. He needs to make sure he carries his wallet w/ him all the time now.
The kids made Jiffy Pop today. Ivy didn't remember us ever making it, so had bought it for her yesterday. Might have to always get it, she was jumping around, so excited. They all worked together on it & actually got along. I love it when that happens.

Felt out of it most of the day. The swelling makes me feel all stopped up & achy. Slept a fair bit today, still feeling pretty yucky, but it will get better eventually. Ivy is bound & determined to knock me out. When she went to give me good night kisses, she leaned on my hair & knocked into my forehead. She is so accident prone, at least when it comes to me.
I had put some lentils on to soak yesterday, for last nights dinner, but then we had stayed out so late & wanted something else, so I needed to cook them up tonight. But because I had already planned to have theme night when we watched Kung Fu Panda, so since curry does well next day. I made a bunch of curry, put some in lunch & the rest in fridge for tomorrow.
Monday's Bento
Onigiri w/ dab of curry, don't have umeboshi (Japanese pickled plums),two potstickers, soy sauce in sauce container.
2 holiday brownie bits & a heart cookie
Day 3. I am thankful for my kids. They may drive me nuts, but they are really good kids. Good looking, smart, sweet, loving & caring, & really well behaved. At least when they are not annoying each other ;)

Fried Rice
1 c rice
1 1/2 c water
1 tsp shortening
1 c celery (chopped fine)
1 onion (chopped fine)
1 c cooked meat of your choice (I prefer cocktail shrimp)
2 eggs
3 Tbsp shortening
salt, soy sauce, & pepper

Bring water to a boil, add shortening & when melted, add rice. Steam as usual. In separate pan, heat shortening, stir in eggs, add rice, celery & onions, meat, salt & pepper. Cook over high heat ~ 5 minutes.Stir-fry, add soy sauce.

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