Closing day

It is official -- we are homeowners again! The closing went very quickly and smoothly, and we are so thankful. Later I am going to write a post about just how amazing it is for us to be able to buy a home at this point in our lives and how good God has been to us. But that will require me sitting down for a period of time longer than 5 minutes. And since 5 minutes is all I have, this is all you get for now!


But I will give you some photos of the girls to make you smile.

Last night Rae really wanted to help me cook dinner. I let her, and then she really wanted to create her own meal. So I gave the girls each a pan, a wooden spoon, and I let them create.

At first it was mild -- just some dry pasta & sweet potato puffs. Then Rae started getting more creative. She started adding whatever I would let her add, and she was having a blast.

The finished product looked something like this, but this photo was taken before the end. Things got even more "interesting" from here.

Here is the recipe, in case you'd like to try it out for yourself.

Rae's Special One-Pan Meal

  • Uncooked Penne pasta
  • Sweet Potato Puffs
  • Rice (cooked and uncooked)
  • Dry split peas
  • Cooked sweet corn
  • Cheerios (Rae used Multi-Grain for a healthier option; you can use whichever variety you like best)
  • Kix (Rae used Honey Kix; again, use your favorite)
  • One package Maple Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal
  • Plenty of bacon bits
  • Cupcake sprinkles
  • LOTS and LOTS of salt
  • water
  • Apple juice
  • Rice cake crumbles
  • One single-serving packet Carnation Instant Breakfast (vanilla flavor)
Combine all ingredients. Stir well. No need to heat, unless your stove is pretend.

Oh...and one more thing. TASTE AS YOU GO! (Yuck!)


Anonymous said...

Hilarious! And what a fabulous way to clean out your cupboards before the move:)

The Smith Clan said...

This made me SMILE! LOVE it. ps. I can't wait to hear about your miracle story about getting into your new house!

Bron and Jenda said...

hahahahahahaha!!!!! that girl, i tell ya!