This week is preparation for Noah's 6th birthday party on Saturday. Looking forward to that! :) I've got my "to do" list made out for the rest of the week, dividing my daily chores into equal parts so I'm sure to get everything done by Friday.
This week is also my best friend Marley's birthday! We live a few hours apart, but we always mail each other a birthday gift. :) We've been friends since we were 6 years old and our Moms are best friends, too. (they met when Marley and I were in 1st grade together) Marley and I have very similar decorating tastes, so when I saw this Firefly Jar (pictured above) I knew she'd LOVE IT! It's a glass jar (hers has a summery/lime green lid) with a battery-operated small strand of dimly-lit fireflies in it! They attach to the lid to the battery pack so you can't see that part. The jar I bought is a little more vintage-looking and also has a branch of greenery in it for the fireflies. It is just precious! You can use it as a nightlight inside or you can take it outside for a nice little light on the back porch. I asked about battery life, but it only runs on 2 AA batteries..and I have clocks that run on one. So the batteries should last quite a while. I had a hard time not buying one for myself! :) I got mine at a local store, but you can get one online at the link above as well.
Have you seen the We R Memory Keepers' Comstock and Urban Windows collections? They are SO CUTE and I can't wait to work with them! Here is link to see all of the collections in one place: Comstock and Urban Windows. I really love the Kitchen, Summertime, and Boho Chic. :)
Know what Noah got in his Easter basket? A self-inflating whoopie cushion. All of the males in attendance for Easter yesterday were amazed and said, "oh MAN! Why didn't I think of that??" I have a feeling a male DID. It's pretty funny, though! No more blowing it up. Just release the pressure and it blows back up. How convenient. :)
This week I plan on making Migas for dinner. Really yummy, spicy version of scrambled eggs..but so much better! Here's the recipe:
I don't really have a set amount for all ingredients, sorry...just follow along. :) This is also wonderful for a late Saturday breakfast or brunch!
1. In a large skillet, fry 8 slices of bacon. When crisp, remove from skillet, leaving bacon grease in the pan. (if there is an excess amount, pour some off. I use leaner bacon) Crumble the bacon when cooled and set aside.
2. Cut 8 corn tortillas into short strips. Dice one medium onion. Over medium heat with the bacon grease in the skillet, fry the onions until almost translucent. Add the tortilla strips to the pan and fry until slightly crispy. Remove onion and tortilla strips from skillet and drain on paper towel. Set aside.(*note: You can also add fresh sliced mushrooms to this step)
3. Break 8 eggs into a bowl and fork stir with a small amount of milk or cream until all yolks are well-incorporated. With just a small amount of the bacon grease left in the skillet, over medium heat add the egg mixture. Stir until lumpy, then begin folding over the egg mixture so it becomes fluffy. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Turn off the heat.
4. Add the onion/tortilla mixture to the cooked eggs and mix well. Sprinkle bacon on top. Top with shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, whatever you like) and cover with lid. Let sit for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Dice 1-2 tomatoes. Uncover the skillet and sprinkle with tomatoes.
5. Serve with salsa and jalapenos (optional of course, but good!)
Have a blessed evening! :)
"If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God." - Eli E. Stanley Jones