Friday, October 23, 2009

This Week in Numbers

1 golden shower from Matthew, on me!
2 high chairs were moved into the dining room because I promised Matthew I would if he slept through the night after having cereal.
3 nights of uninterrupted's getting better all the time.
4 times I've left the house - not bad!
5 poopy diapers changed on Thursday alone.
6 twins were at the Moms and Muffins meeting on Tuesday

Loads of fun with buddies G and A in their scary costumes, and girlfriend M, whose sister Z took a nap.

7 loads of laundry done (so far!)
8 baby baths are given in our house each week
12 yellow roses were given to me from my wonderful husband
20 baby fingernails are clipped each week
36 degrees is the temperature right now, with periods of freezing rain and snow.  Gosh I love Minnesota.
40 minutes it will take to bake the Poppyseed Chicken, a favorite recipe from Steve's family.  Can't wait for dinner tonight:

Poppyseed Chicken
4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
8 oz. sour cream
1.5 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1-2 Tbs. poppyseed
1 stick butter, melted
Mix shredded chicken, soup and sour cream and spread into a 9 X 13 pan.  Mix crushed crackers and poppyseeds and sprinkle on top of chicken mixure.  Drizzle butter over pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until crackers are slightly browned and mixture is heated through.  Serves 8

42 naps are taken each week...ah, so peaceful.  I use that time to blog and cook (and do laundry, clean the house, take out the dirty get the picture).
60 minutes is how long it took to bake Oatmeal Cake, an old family recipe passed on to me from my mom.  The boys helped:

Mmm...can't wait to eat the cake!  What?  How many more months till we can eat real food?  Dang.

Oatmeal Cake
 1 c. oatmeal
1.5 c boiling water
Mix and let stand.  Meanwhile cream together:
1 c. margarine or butter
1c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 c. brown sugar
Then add:
1.5 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
Add oatmeal and mix well.  Pour in a loaf pan or 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (I needed 60 for the loaf pan).  

126 diapers used per week, approximately!
200 smiles and laughs!

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