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I’ve got serious Summer Fever. It feels as though it’s NEVER going to get here! I might as well prepare for it to make it feel like it’s closer. Summer…’Tis the season for dips, right? I feel like all summer long I always have various parties and events to attend that involve bringing a dish or snack to pass. My go-to, never-fail is always a tasty dip. This is a queso dip (“queso” means “cheese” in Spanish).
You need a block (32 oz.) of Velveeta cheese, an 8 oz. package of cream cheese, a 10 oz. can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chile), 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, and 1 lb. of ground beef or sausage (or a combination of the two!).
Brown the meat and set it aside. Cut up the Velveeta and cream cheese into cubes and put them in a crock pot. Pour in the Rotel and cream of mushroom soup (don’t add water to the soup). Let these ingredients melt and cook for an hour. Add the ground meat and let sit another 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy with tortilla chips!
This is a great product that makes bath time a breeze! If you have small children, it can be tough to kneel next to the tub on the hard floors and lean your elbows on the hard surface of the edge of the tub. This great product, called the Safety Bathtime Easy Kneeler provides perfect cushion for your knees and elbows so that you can stay close to your little one during his or her bath all while staying comfortable and saving your joints from pain!
This also has a non-slip base to improve safety as well. If bath water gets puddled outside of the tub when your little one wants to splash around, there is a much smaller chance of him or her slipping and falling when they get out of the tub to get dried off. This is super easy to store because it folds up and there are also pockets to hold your little one’s shampoo, washclothes, and bath soap.
I’ve been getting really sick of the meals I’ve been making lately. I feel like it’s the same things over and over again. For as many recipes and I share, you would think that I would have more variety in the foods I eat. I decided to try out this cashew chicken recipe and I loved it! Since cashew chicken is my favorite thing to order at the Chinese restaurant we always go to, it’s nice to have this recipe at hand.
You will need:
2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each cut into smaller pieces
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp white rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews
Combine flour and pepper into a resealable food storage bag. Add chicken and shake to coat. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown chicken for about 2 minutes on each side. Place the chicken in a slow cooker. Combine all other ingredients (except for the cashews) in a bowl, stir and pour over the chicken. Cook on low heat for 3 to 4 hours, add cashews, and serve over rice.
As Summer quickly approaches I am preparing for my children to be home for part of the day by themselves. As a way to encourage good behavior I give incentives to the kids. My boys are at that in between age where they are old enough to stay home by themselves for half a day in the summer but they do not have transportation to go and do as they please. I have found that incentives help keep them focused on good behavior. Being very active kids they are sports nuts. From baseball, to football, to hockey, they watch it all. They have sports trading cards that they collect, as a way for them to complete their team collections they earn money to buy the cards.
I keep a chore chart at home and when they complete a task a certain wage is given for that task. When they are busy doing their chores they keep out of trouble and there is less fighting. It also teaches them many great life lessons such as responsibility, organization, and accountability. I have scheduled the time from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM as morning chore time. They get a break to watch some TV or play outside until lunch then after lunch they clean up the kitchen. The tasks vary from vacuuming, feeding and watering the dog, walking the dog, dusting, garbage detail, and cleaning the bathrooms. In the end my husband and I are grateful for the help around the house and the distraction it provides to the kids, this way we take less calls at work that call for refereeing.