Wow, can you say “absent blogger”? I have been away for a while! I can’t really say why. Probably because I don’t know why. I just haven’t felt up to posting. *sigh* Sometimes, I receive great encouragement from my time online. Sometimes, I don’t. Lately, it’s been the latter.ย 
Am I back to my old self? No, not really. Taking it one day at a time, trusting the Lord and trying to follow Him in the area of blogging. I’ve had so many good days digging into my Bible! I get the encouragement that I need and I think, “Oh, that was so good! I should share that!” Then, I start thinking, “But, who am I to assume I have anything to share? People have heard/read it all before!” And so it goes, back and forth, should I post? Should I NOT post? The jury is still out. I can’t decide. Until I do, I’ll continue to lay low, pray and write for myself. Just thought I’d share what’ going on, just in case you were wanting to know what was going on. As for you, my blogging friends, I have been keeping tabs on you, and reading about your lives with interest!ย 
This post is mostly for myself, for my little online scrapbook. I’ve been letting the kids take turns picking out something to cook with me. It’s been so much fun! I love watching them work, helping them make something wonderful for me to eat… I mean, for THEM to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m behind on posting the pics, sorry about that! Here they are, the order in which they were made:
Mitchell: Cheery Cherry Apple Crisp. I forgot to take photos of his cooking! It was delicious!

Leslie: Peanut Butter Fruit Dip. It was yummy!

I forgot to photograph it when it was done, so here it is after we’d eaten most of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Laci, ready to make Crispy Chip Chicken, another very good dish!

It was hot, so she couldn’t hold it. She was proud to crack her first egg for this recipe!ย 

Better view of the Crispy Chip Chicken.

I wanted to do something sorta special for Leap Year Day, so I made this chocolate mousse cake mix. It was very good! The directions said not to frost the sides (?), so…I didn’t. After we ate our cake, I told the kids that they should play Leap Frog, but they weren’t in the mood. I certainly wasn’t about to leap over anything. If I missed, I could be arrested for homicide. What a horrible Leap Year Day memory!ย So, I wrote this post to myself instead. It has nothing to do with Leap Year, but I needed to remind myself to keep my eyes on the cross. What better way to do it than with fiction, right?
ย Hello? Anybody there?
I didn’t think so.


6 thoughts on “Cooking Up Some Fun

  1. Pat says:

    I love that you spend time with your kids like this. They are making memories and learning skills both. I know it has nothing to do with this post but I cannot believe how much your baby has grown, but he is so handsome.


  2. I'm here! I always enjoy your posts… even if I don't leave a comment very often. I'm trying to get better at that since I know how much I love comments! Sometimes I quickly read and the get distracted with kids, company, etc… But, I am seriously trying to do better about commenting ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Ava Kinsey says:

    They did a great job! I love Laci's apron – so cute!

    Glad to see you blogging again!


  4. Elsa says:

    I'm here {but just now catching up ;}! But, I totally understand you–it's been 5! weeks since I've blogged and I'm still trying to get back into it.
    That being said, I love reading up on my friend's lives and keeping in touch with them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope your week goes well ๐Ÿ™‚ And, I too love the time you spend with your children and teaching them skills in the kitchen–you are an inspiration to me.


  5. Victoria says:

    What is the name of that cookbook again? It looks like it has a lot of yummy easy recipes for the kids to help make. For the record, I enjoy reading your posts. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Thanks, everyone, for the kinds words!

    Vickie, it's called “Kids in the Kitchen” by Pampered Chef. It's out of print now, I found it used online.


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