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Enjoying the day

After the way our morning started out, I didn’t know how our day was going to go. I wasn’t wanting the world to endure the wrath of a toddler who woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It’s amazing how taking care of business and a shower will change an attitude. Also, I knew that if we stayed in the house it would not be pleasant. We both would be getting on each other’s nerves.

I decided to get out of the house but not make anyone else cringe in case the monster came back. We went to the park, but not your regular toddler park. This park didn’t have any playground equipment and we had a BLAST! We walked along the river, kicked the ball we brought and blew bubbles. We checked out the trains, the gazebo and ate cookies. Emily said hi to the giant doggy statue and got to pet him. It was great! Getting out in the fresh air did both of us some good. Really brightened both our our moods and made for a much better rest of the day hopefully.

After we left the park, we met Daddy for lunch. Emily was SO excited to see Stephen. She was getting impatient waiting for him to come to the car. “Daddy, where are you??” “Dude!! Where are you?” It was hilarious. She even let Daddy hold her hand while we were walking to the restaurant! Usually it’s mommy or nothing. And she tried new foods today! LOVED beets!

I love the weather that we are having! We have been able to get outside and enjoy. Going outside means wearing out the toddler too. Bonus! I know the weather won’t stay this nice for too long but I am enjoying it while it lasts!

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Green Potato Pies..

Obviously not just for St. Patrick’s Day in our house! Last night was the first time I made and I will be making the again as they were a huge hit.

Here’s what you need:

4 baking potatoes (I only made 3)
1 tablespoon margarine (I did to taste- ended up being about 1 1/2 tbl)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped spinach (I used defrosted frozen)
grated cheese to taste (I used mozzarella to taste)
I also added salt to taste

Here’s what you do:

Bake the potatoes

When cool, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides into a mixing bowl. Reserve the potato skins.

Mash the potatoes, margarine and milk.

Stir in spinach and add cheese to taste.

Spoon the mixture back into the potato skins, place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10 minutes.

 

If you want to have your child help you in the kitchen, they can help mash the potatoes, milk and margarine and then stir in spinach and cheese.

 

I wasn’t sure how they would go over with Stephen or Emily. And I am not a big spinach person. But all 3 of us LOVED the recipe so I know I will be making them again.

We might not have had the traditional St Pat’s dinner but we did honor the Irish with potatoes. And the corned beef? Yummy! I had made Emily something else to eat because she is so big on textures and I didn’t think she would like it. She proved me wrong! She thought it was pretty good. Maybe she is expanding her palate a little bit!

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