Humor, Kids

Kids Say the Darnedest Things!

These one-liners sure have brought us joy!  Hope they have a similar effect on you!

“I can’t even get my winkie to go down.  Sit, boy.  Sit.”

“Hey, guuuys!  The water is melting!” (from the bathtub)

“Will you make me an egg sandwich?  That would be eggscellent!  That’s eggsactly what I’m talking about!”

“Let me get back to smoring.” (at the campground)

So stinkin’ cute!

Did these bring you joy, like they did me?  😛

~Lisa

Family, Food, Kids, Organic

A Family Favorite: Vegan Shepherd’s Pie!

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We have made shepherd’s pie a variety of ways.  Sometimes I look at a recipe.  Sometimes I just go with what floats my boat, a.k.a. whatever we have that sounds good ;).

This, if I do say so myself, is by yours truly.  It’s nothing major.  But, it is mine.  Simple.  Maybe kinda boring.  But, fulfilling, nonetheless.  Here goes it.

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We used these burgers.  We found them at B.J.’s wholesale, but, for those non-members, do try your favorite supermarket for a yummy vegan burger or vegan ground “meat”.  Or, go for the real deal – organic grass-fed ground beef – Where can you find a $2.00 burger on a menu?  Justify it that way – $8.00, 4 burgers~

Take out a skillet/pot to cook your onion and garlic and to warm your veggies.  Turn on your oven to 4/medium-low ish.  Let it get hot.  It takes about ten minutes, depending on _______________________________________________________.  (can you fill in the blank?  :P)

4 patties, broken up into bite-sized pieces

1 bag of frozen organic vegetable medley, usually bought at Target or B.J.’s.

1 bag of organic potatoes, usually bought at B.J’s, yet Target also sells them at a doable price.

1 onion, chopped small

1-2 tbl. minced garlic ~more or less, whatever your preference

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 – 2 tsp. rosemary

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup, or so, organic vegetable broth

  1. Get your tators ready!  Peel ’em, eighth ’em, put ’em in a pot of water.  Potatoes may be prepared ahead of time…once they’re submerged in water, they will not turn brown :), AND, also be sure to put on a skillet and set the stove to medium-low
  2. When you’re ready to start cooking your meal, begin with boiling your potatoes.  It takes about twenty minutes.  While they are cooking, begin #3…and, PREHEAT YOUR OVEN!  350 degrees~
  3. Throw in your chopped onion and let it soften, about five minutes; stir a few times throughout this time.
  4. Put in your garlic and mix.  After a couple of minutes, throw in your veggies and stir.
  5. Sprinkle onion and garlic powder over the entire mixture.  Sprinkle a couple/few generous pinches of salt and about 1/3 – 2/3 less of pepper.
  6. Sprinkle on your rosemary.  Once again, stir.  🙂 Turn off the heat and set aside.
  7. Mash your potatoes.  Drain.  Heat up 2/3 cup of milk in the microwave.  Pour potatoes into “their” pot.  Pour in almost all of the milk, but, leave some.  You may not need it all.  Sprinkle in salt.  Potatoes love salt.  Don’t be afraid to be generous.  Not too generous.  You can always add more.  🙂
  8. Now, mash the gageebies out of them!

It’s layer time!

Use a 9 x 13 dish.  Spray or pour oil to grease the bottom.

Meat, first!

Veggie mixture, second!

Potatoes, third!

Now, pour vegetable broth over the top, evenly, about 1 cup or so.  You want plenty of moisture to be retained after cooking.

Bake at 350, covered.  If you use cheese, take off the foil after the 30 minutes and let cook for an additional 10 to allow for browning…yum.

Hey!  Will ya please let me know what you thought of this recipe if you try it?!  Thanks, man!

~Lisa

 

 

Humor, Kids

Answers Teachers Get From Their Students: Today’s Daily Ha Ha’s!

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TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

 

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O.

 

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘I.’
MILLIE: I is…
TEACHER: No, Millie… Always say, ‘I am.’
MILLIE: All right… ‘I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’

 

Last, but, certainly not least,

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.

 

These brought a smile to my face and a little chuckle.  You?

It’s Friday!  Woot, woot!

Love,

Lisa

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Humor, Kids

Today’s Ha-Ha’s, From Some Kiddos of Our World

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A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children
while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each
child’s work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she
asked what the drawing was? The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”
The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks
like.” Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing,
the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

 

 

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with
her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to
“honor” thy Father and thy mother,” she asked, “is there a
commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and
sisters?” Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of
a family) answered, “Thou shalt not kill.”

 

And, another…  😉

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the
dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother
has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her
brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some
of your hairs white, Mom?” Her mother replied, “Well, every time
that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of
my hairs turns white.”

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and
then said, “Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?”

Love you guys,

Lisa

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