Monday, February 23, 2009

For your reading pleasure...

I can't seem to put a coherent post together lately which is why I'm sharing some links with you today.

I had the most amazing salsa at Bunco last week. It was unbelievably delicious and I'm definitely going to have to make a batch very soon.

Also, I'm planning to try this recipe for baked oatmeal this week. I got this link from Leah, and Stephanie sent me the same recipe. For those of you who asked, baked oatmeal is not the same thing as oatmeal cooked in a crockpot. This recipe calls for baking it in muffin tins. Others I've seen use a 9x13 dish.

I loved this post that John wrote. I happen to think he's the most brilliant writer.

I sometimes think it would be cool to live in California. Beaches, mountains, warm temps, green grass in January, and this make it all very tempting.

Have any of you seen this movie? I went to see it yesterday afternoon (all by myself!) and thought it was really, really cute!

Got girls? Then you need to check out this great tutorial for hair clips.

I found this blog a couple of weeks ago, and I love it! She has some great ideas.

I'm trying to get my Lenten ideas into a post. I adapted some of them from a devotion book that Wendy wrote. She'll be sharing devotions each week during lent on her blog, and yesterday she posted some fun craft ideas for kids.

Hope you have a happy Monday!

14 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Just wanted to say hello Mrs. Meredith :o) Hey, for some reason when I type in your address so I can put your blog page on my page as one of my favorites, it says the url cannot be recognized. Do you know why that might be??

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

That's so funny about the recipe - do you want to know why? :) Leah and I went to college together and were roommates our senior year! Fun coincidence.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the hair clip segment! I have a girly girl and I have to admit I love to see her in clips and bows.

I've not seen that movie or any lately. I think my last movie in a theater was Sex & the City and I went b/c it was a free ticket. LOL I want to see Shopaholic so maybe I'll venture out to see it. LOL

I love the Thrifty Chick blog. I found it last week and she has some great ideas.

Carpoolqueen said...

I'm gonna' make the baked oatmeal thing the next time I have to make breakfast (which doesn't look like for at least a couple of weeks) 'cept since I'm cool and all and want to make my husband look bad, I'm gonna' make the banana/choco chip one (which I know you wouldn't try, but I'll tell you how yummy delicious it was anyway).

*carrie* said...

Mer,

That is so funny about the movie, because I almost went to see it by myself yesterday! Wish we could've gone together. =)

Michele said...

Just saw the movie with friends and loved it!

Michele said...

Just saw the movie with friends and loved it!

Christen said...

i so wish i had that recipe saturday! i liked the dip so much i tried making it at home and put in every ingredient i could see ya know but it was so bland and uggh. now i know the missing stuff that gives it flavor!

i made this baked oatmeal over the weekend http://www.recipezaar.com/Absolute-Best-Ovenight-Baked-Oatmeal-243425
i had every nut except pecan so i didn't put in any and only used one of those tiny boxes of raisins, i put the leftovers in the fridge and they were good cold as to go oatmeal bars btw didn't use that optional butterscotch or whatever.
i was born and raised in cali! (wouldn't go back)
better run, i have a fun project up my sleeve! i'll post pictures.. better yet, have u over to see. my next week turned into next month cuz i broke my coffee pot and my no spend challenge looks like a permanent thing! anyway u like tea?

Amber said...

A movie by yourself? What's that?!?! Lucky you. That movie looks really cute...

Tiffani said...

Wow..what great "shares" here!!

I am IN LOVE with those clips and I think JuJu may be too since she really doesn't like bows I bet she'd think these were great!! Sounds like a great weekend project!

Hope your Monday was great!

Puva said...

Lots of linky love! Take care (:

Shanda said...

I love how you "link up" so many great things.

I saw the movie, but honestly wasn't that excited about it...the concept itself was cute, but I questioned the PG-13 rating and with that in mind I had a difficult time with the messages that the movie was sending to our girls...

Aspiemom said...

Did you make your baked oatmeal yet? It was a big thing in Lancaster, PA where we used to live. All of the restaurants and groceries stores sold it.

My recipe was like your and I would split the oatmeal and do half quick oats and half regular, for texture. I put mine in an oblong pan, not muffin cups. And sometimes I sliced apples on the bottom before pouring the batter. Or I cook it and when I dish it I put a few Tablespoons of warm applesauce on each serving.

My family loves this. For the past year I've cut down slightly on the sugar by 1/4 and you hardly notice!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I saw it with my sisters last weekend (?) and we thought it was cute. I'll have to try the baked oatmeal... sounds interesting. :)

And YES, I saw that hair clippie post. Cute.