Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hey girlies who never update this blog because you actually have lives. I've created a new blog, mostly to post story stuff on. :) http://ambermaesnotebook.blogspot.com/ Check it out.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wait, I was supposed to be acting?!

Ok, I guess I'll be the first one to post in this new year since it's the middle of March...

I just got done with a play called Geeks and Greeks in which I was the Greek Goddess Hestia. :) The way my director wanted the part played required little acting on my part. LOL...I just had to be my motherly self with a higher pitched voice and absolute faith in Tupperware. In fact, I would come off stage, and people would say, "Amber, you're off stage. You don't have to be Hestia anymore." Heehee...The older cast members started calling me "Momma Amber" and their "Stage Mommy" because I would do their hair and make up and help with costumes, and the little kids followed suit. I felt so loved. <3 Anyway, I'll here are some pictures of the process. :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown!

So, we nearly made it to Utah for a pre-Thanksgiving gathering with some of you, but we were snowed in and trapped in our own state. We've made the best of it, and are grateful we didn't risk our lives:) From our home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 11, 2010

What's for dinner tonight?

I just took a few minutes to throw together a crockpot meal for dinner tonight. I've linked the recipe to save me some time typing it and to also send you to one of my favorite food sites.
All the ingredients are readily available. If I hadn't been growing a baby this year and not up to a garden, I could have pulled some of the veggies from my garden as some of you may be able to. I did use canned white beans, because I had them on hand. I prepped my veggies ahead of time, which made this a super quick fix. You could easily cut this recipe in half to accommodate a smaller crockpot and a smaller family size or if you don't like leftovers. I actually love a good soup or stew the 2nd day around.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


I have a hard time deciding what to cook every night. I get tired of eating the same thing over and over again, but I get scared of trying new random recipes. Anyway, here is one of my recipes that I used to make quite often several years ago and just recently discovered. I just thought that maybe some of you are in the same boat and need ideas for dinners.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 to 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 large broccoli crown, chopped or frozen broccoli
milk as much as wanted
*optional--bacon pieces or shredded chicken to make it more substantial.

I throw the soup and the broccoli 9and bacon if using) in the crock pot for a couple hours until the broccoli is done, then I add the cheese and some milk to thin it out to the consistency I want it. I add salt and pepper to taste.

If you want to make it stretch, you can serve it over rice or baked potatoes.

Alright it's your turn. What is a simple, tasty recipe?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Ends

I just wanted to tell everyone who has anniversary in August...."Happy Anniversary!' Sorry I didn't get individual wishes out to you all. It's been a crazy month for me.
Love you all

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Ends :(

So, I got my schedule for this upcoming year. It's scary, but we'll see if I can handle it. I've been looking for a job...and I have a standing offer to be a day care assistant at my friend's mum's day care, but I'm saving that for a last resort. Anyway, today I made egg drop soup and stir fry for dinner. I had it all ready when mum got home from work. It was fun.