Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- William Arthur

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

~~William Arthur

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday's Menu- Queso Blanco Dip

I looked around the interwebs for a queso blanco recipe that had gotten good reviews. This one sounds wonderful, but DO NOT look at the calories per serving. Only look at the recipe and think of the yumminess it will create.

Queso Blanco Dip

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Things to Celebrate

March continues to speed by. This week is National Bubble Week. Bubbles remind me of Sponge Bob and Patrick. Those two have some great times. Get some bubbles this week and go out with your best friend and have some fun!

March 21- Memory Day (See. It is already working. I remembered to post this early in the day)
March 22- International Goof-Off Day (Oh, do I have plans for this day...)
March 23- National Chip and Dip Day (Yum. I love queso dip and tortilla chips. Unfortunately there are not in the house...Note to self...get some for Tuesday)
March 24- National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day (Gah! I abhor these things, but it is all I could find for this day)
March 25- National Letting Go of Stuff Day (Always a good reason for a day. Let go of bad feelings, stuff you don't use, or the balloons in your hand. Let it all go.)
March 26- Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (Mine will be called "Do Everything Your Mother Tells You To Day" or "Heavenly Day" for short)
March 27- Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day (I could not choose just one to list, so here are 5 good ones- "I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well", "I Want a Beer as Cold as My Ex-Wife's Heart", "You Done Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat", "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away", and "I'm so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here")

I almost forgot and let this pass...March 27 is National Joe Day. Call yourself "Joe" for the day and celebrate all of the "Joes" in your life. Joes are usually great guys! (Lin- this one's for you :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Unknown

Persistence is far more important than perfection.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Sweet Pea Stitch Markers

Sweet Pea Stitch Markers by Cheese and Chocolate

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday's Menu- Chocolate Macadamia Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Did you know that Godiva had recipes on their web site? Well, me neither. I was looking around and found this one that looks like a winner. Chocolate- check; peanut butter (of some form)- check; nuts (macadamia no less!)- check. Everything we need for some yummy cookies...


Chocolate Macadamia Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Things to Celebrate

Chocolate Week is celebrated this week. One of my favorite weeks of the year. Make sure you celebrate this week with your whole heart! Just think of the possibilities...

March 14- Pi Day (Our pal, Pi. Celebrate today with some pie or something pie shaped. I had some cheesecake. It is cut in wedges like pie, so I say it counts)
March 15- Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (Do you have one or more of these in your life? Do something special for that incredible kid in your life)
March 16- Everything You Do Is Right Day (Don't you wish this happened every day?)
March 17- Submarine Day (Give a round of applause to those brave souls who have lived and worked on a submarine. Talk about not having much personal space. I don't think I would like that)
March 18- Forgive Mom & Dad Day (As parents, we seem to be constantly doing something- usually unintentionally- that embarrasses our children. Today give mom and dad a break and remember they love you)
March 19- National Chocolate Caramel Day (Yum)
March 20- Won't You Be My Neighbor Day (I loved Mr. Rogers. He was always so calm and peaceful. The perfect neighbor. Much better than say...Mr. Robinson- if you remember that SNL skit)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Unknown

When you find yourself in a hole, put the shovel down and stop digging.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Serendipity Necklace

Serendipity Necklace by Cheese and Chocolate

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday's Menu- Crabmeat Au Gratin

I had a senior moment and forgot to post Monday's Menu recipe yesterday. Never fear...I am here now with a good one. Crabmeat Au Gratin. Mmmmm. It is goooood. Maybe you can give it a try this week since we celebrate National Crabmeat Day today. Enjoy!

Crabmeat Au Gratin by Chef John Folse

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Things to Celebrate

This week is Celebrate Your Name Week. Do you have a common name or one that is original as you? I remember growing up I was always Merry S. because there were other Marys in the classroom. I would have loved to have been the only one. I have not heard of a child named Merry or Mary in a long, long time except when it is said together with the middle name, such as Mary Catherine. I like my name now, especially the spelling.

March 7- National Be Heard Day (Stand up and shout your wishes to the rafters!)
March 8- Panic Day (Some people celebrate this holiday every day. It you are not one of "those" people, today is your day to bring out the "drama llama")
March 9- National Crabmeat Day (I am not much for all of the work involved in picking crabs, but I do love me some crabmeat...Hooray for crabs!)
March 10- Paper Money Day (Go out today and celebrate by buying something expensive and be happy you didn't have to pay for it all in pennies)
March 11- Name Tag Day (Should you wear one today? I'll leave that up to you)
March 12- Middle Name Pride Day (Do you have a good old tried and true middle name or one that is exotic and different? Regardless have pride in that name today)
March 13- International Fanny Pack Day (Ok, you know you have worn one at least once. Maybe you still wear them as the activity dictates. Dig out that fanny pack and wear it proudly!)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Mario Benton Ray

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.

~ Mario Benton Ray

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Opposites Attract

Monday's Menu (on Wednesday)- Fantastic French Toast

March is National Peanut Month, so here is a yummy recipe to try. It sounds delicious!

Fantastic French Toast

Things to Celebrate

March is here! Will it come in as a lion or lamb? March is National Peanut Month, National Sauce Month, and National Noodle Month. If you go out and eat Pad Thai, I you can celebrate all three in one.

This week is Return Borrowed Book Week. Hurry up and finish that book. Someone else may be waiting for it!

I thought it would be fun to choose all food celebrations this week...

February 28- National Chocolate Soufflé Day
March 1- Peanut Butter Lover's Day
March 2- National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3- National Mulled Wine Day
March 4- National Pound Cake Day
March 5- National Cheese Doodle Day
March 6- National Chocolate Cheesecake Day