Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sticking With What I Know

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday I received a free sample of Cream of Wheat Cinnabon flavor to try.

Confession time: I've never had Cream of Wheat. Heck, I just got into oatmeal a few years ago, so please hold off on throwing stones. :) Anyway....I thought that it would be good to try, considering that the nutritional information was pretty decent.












The second I opened the packet, I was hit with the aroma of cinnamon. I was more than excited because cinnamon is something that I love!
I put it in the microwave for a minute and a half and it came out looking like this:
Not to bad, right?
Well...that's pretty much where the goodness stopped. I tasted it and thought it was gross. I don't know whether it was a consistency thing for me or what, but I dumped it down the drain a few seconds later.
I had to eat something for breakfast, so I stuck with what I knew....
OATMEAL!
There, now that's what I call breakfast.
Question of the Day:
Have you ever tried Cream of Wheat? What do you think?
Until next time!
~Anne Marie

Saturday, November 20, 2010

John's Baptism

I'm blogging today from bed. Seems that almost everyone in my family has gotten some sort of of stomach flu, and I woke up not feeling too hot. My solution was to send the hubby and the baby off to my mother-in-law's house and park myself in bed with my laptop. What better thing to take my mind off of the way I'm feeling and focus on other things.

So, what's been up with me? Last Sunday, John was baptized. It was a little (okay, a lot) hectic-there were 14 baptisms going on at the same time!

My younger brother and mom are John's Godparents. We took a picture with the priest (who we love!) and I thought I'd share it with you.
















Of course, I had to share with you the most fabulous cake I've tasted in a long time. My Uncle Pete and Aunt Lisa bought the cake-it was completely amazing. There was a layer of vanilla icing in between the cake layers, which only added to the deliciousness!















Being a mom sure inhibits your ability to take pictures of food....not that I'm complaining!

Question of the Day
Tell me something going on in your life....I've been so out of the blogging loop lately and I miss everyone!

Until next time!
~Anne Marie

Monday, November 8, 2010

Traditions

Happy Monday! It looks like the time change has finally caught up with my son, so he got very little sleep last night! Consequently, here I am blogging while he's napping. Everyone says to nap when he naps, but right now, I'm wide awake!

Last week was my grandmom's birthday, and the hubby and I took John to see his Gigi. Before I left, my grandmom explained to me that when a new mom brings her baby to a house for the first time and she nurses the baby there, the owner of the house is supposed to give her two eggs, salt and bread. Apparently, it's supposed to make the mom's milk come in better if you eat it within the week that it's given to you. I'm not one to mess with tradition, so I took grandmom's loot home.

















I made some scrambled eggs with salt and put the bread in the microwave to warm up for a bit.















Delicious!!

Thanks for the loot, grandmom!

Question of the Day:
Any fun or weird traditions in your family? Tell me about them!

Until next time!
~Anne Marie