A quiet thursday

Todays been pretty uneventful. I didn’t get up to much.

I woke up in the middle of the night last night, stayed up for a few hours, as I was unable to go back to sleep.

Eventually at around 6:30 I fell back to sleep. I didn’t wake again until mom woke me to ask if I wanted eggs for breakfast, that was around 8:30.

I’ve been at my parents house all day. I basically just lazed around the house doing nothing. I didn’t care though, I feel we all need a day every so often where we just totally chill out.

My dad made a delicious shephards pie fro dinner. It was so yummy. My sister was working late today, but she dropped me home after work.

I got home to my own house about half an hour ago. Mom came too, she’s doing some things around the house for me.

My sister had laurens parent teacher meeting today also. The teacher said some really lovely things about lauren.

She said lauren is really kind and thoughtful, considerate of others feelings, and that she’s really popular and all of the girls in her class want to sit by her.

She also said Lauren is really good at maths and English.

I’m glad she had a good meeting and Lauren got a good report. That’s really positive. Mom was babysitting the kids while my sister was working this afternoon, lauren wanted to watch youtube on my phone, so I let her. She was quite happy to just sit and watch videos on it.

I don’t have any plans this evening. I just plan on maybe watching some tv. Maybe reading. And possibly doing a little bit of blog surfing.

Herbed spinach bake

Herbed Spinach Bake
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well, squeezing out excess liquid. Place in a large bowl; add remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes longer, or until set.
Note:
When using cooked spinach in a recipe, remove as much liquid as possible by pressing or squeezing it dry with your hands. This will prevent the dish from becoming watery.
Makes 16 servings.

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes
5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 cups sliced cooked peeled potatoes (about 5 medium)
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in salt and cheeses until melted. Add potatoes; stir gently to mix. Place in a greased 2 quart baking dish. Melt the remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

DIY homemade vapour rub

DIY Homemade Vapor Rub- Dr. Axe

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup coconut oil

¼ cup grated bees wax

20 drops peppermint essential oil

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Glass jar

Directions:

1. Pour the olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax into a jar.

2. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water over medium low heat.

3. Place jar in saucepan and allow oils to melt. Stir to combine.

4. Once combined, allow to cool slightly and add in essential oils.

5. Pour mixture into metal tins or storage containers and allow to set.

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My current book

i must say i am really enjoying the book i am currently reading.

its a new maggie hartley foster care memoir. its really great!

its called battered, broken healed, and is about a 4 month old baby that is taken into care, not sure yet what is the reasons other than failure to thrive, as i am only on chapter 7 of the book, but its really good!

a page turner for sure! off to read some more now!

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