Monday, June 9, 2014











 The whole family chipped in to do our nephew's graduation party over Memorial Day Weekend. Grandma suggested Walking Taco's for the main dish. We had ground beef, pulled pork & rotisserie-flavored chicken for variety. 
 
The graduate's favorite color is orange, so we mixed it in with the school colors of blue & white. Our dessert buffet included Heavenly Bars, Reese Pieces Bars, Cream Cheese Mints, Almond Bark Mints, sugar cookies, mini cupcakes & the graduates request of Reese Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes.  Hard work but fun! 




WE HAD 2 FUNERAL LUNCHES WITHIN 1 WEEK, FOR FRIENDS.  THIS 1 SHOWS THAT A LIGHT MEAL FOR 100 PEOPLE DOESN'T HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE & CAN STILL BE NICE. 
 
AT TODAYS PRICES, THIS MEAL COST US ABOUT $300 WITH THE FRUIT ON SALE, INCLUDING PUNCH, CHIPS & BOUGHTEN COOKIES--NOT SHOWN.  SINCE FUNERALS COME UP QUICK...BAKING ISN'T ALWAYS POSSIBLE. 




ANDREW'S EASTER TREATS 2014

Tuesday, October 1, 2013






Friend Patt did our tables for our first Alpha Meal in September! Black and White was her inspiration!
We served cranberry chicken tenders,
rice pilaf, green beans & rolls!





Monday, June 17, 2013

Please check out my Pinterest page for a current Giveaway!  Excuse the lack of posts and recipes on the blogs here,
I am undergoing medical testing at the moment.  I hope to be up and running again soon.  God Bless Ya'! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013



Simple Patriotic Party

Shredded meats & beans in the crockpots,
simple salads, chips, purchased snack & dessert goodies
make things pretty simple for a party for about 20 people!

Add disposable tablecloths and wrap
plastic silverware with festive napkins and ties!
You have a quick party!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Last night was our talent show at church.  We were involved with the entire event, so didn't have a lot of time to do too much.  While Better-Half and I were working on the pre-program stuff, Son threw some treats together on a table and managed to take a couple photos, but not of everything.  Here's some chocolate mini muffins with pics he and I had made. We decided butterflies would be nice, even though we continue to get more snow each day.  :-)

Here's some marshmallow pops and splattered Oreo's he threw together for us too. Wish we had had more time, but
oh well.  :-)  I am just grateful for his help and effort and willingness!

For the program, Better-Half and I were asked to be M.C.'s---no picture available of that. 
But Son asked me to be his sidekick again for his Wayne Brady "Let's Make a Deal" contest for his part of the talent show.
That's my niece in the middle, our first contestant! :-)


Son wanted me to whisper his lines to him, if he forgot.  He really likes to follow the script, and try to sound like Wayne!
Not bad for someone with autism, huh? Who would have ever thought he would get up in front of people and show his humorous side?  I loved every minute of it with him!  I think the audience did too.  And all the contestants missed their Zonks!  Yeah!