Egg McPinterests… Breakfast in the Freezer???

OK, I couldn’t pass up pinning this one. It is an imitation of the McDonalds Egg McMuffin. Monica from The Yummy Life blogged about it close to a year ago, and I have to wonder how it took me this long to see it!

While her version is healthy, I opted to make mine full on processed white grains and all.



She suggested using a jumbo muffin tin, but I didn’t have one, so I used these fabulous little milk glass ramekins. I cracked an egg into each one, and baked them at 350 for 20 minutes. I totally forgot to add the salt and pepper. They came out a little bland. Bummer



While they were cooking I fried up the canadian bacon and toasted the english muffins lightly.

Canadian Bacon

Canadian Bacon

Then assembled them.

DSCN7744I chose no cheese for mine, as I really don’t like cheese on my McMuffin.

My original intention was to have some stocked for the freezer, but the bus had just stopped outside, and the kids all came scrambling int he door, and POOF – no more McMuffins.

I would say they were a hit, and will make them again.




Pinterest saved my tub!

What you are about to see may be alarming. It is NOT for the faint of heart. It is *gasp* my tub! When we moved in to our new house 7 years ago this tub was the bain of my existence. I am a bubble bath taker. I take one most nights before bed. I relax, decompress and read. For 7 years I have been grossed out by my tub. For seven years I have tried every cleaner ever made. I have used bleach, comet, toothpaste, that “incredible magic” mixture that is on pinterest (btw – this didn’t even make a bit of a change, and all I smelled was vinegar for a week).  Everything! Spray, foam, gel, powder. I really should have kept track of all the money I spent on all of these products. Glad I didn’t.

So, 2 weeks ago I told Kevin I wanted to go to Home Depot and pick up that paint that paints over the tub. He said we should wait until spring when we could open the windows. I couldn’t wait. I went to Pinterest and started looking around more. And this is what I found:

Pinterest Tub Cleaner (I am sorry, but the picture for this won’t cooperate and show up for me, so just trust me when I tell you, it is a picture of a nasty before and a pretty after of a tub)

This pinner suggested the Magic Eraser! So, desperate, and determined to not spend any money (so that I can continue with my No-Spend Challenge) I went off to the kitchen and checked under the sink… SCORE! I had a box of magic sponges! Immediately I went to my bathroom and started scrubbing with the damp Magic Eraser.

Not even 10 minutes later I had finished half – a “before and after” for you so you could see a real life, non-staged, result:


Half done!

Half done!

WOOOHOOOOO! And the choir of angels sang! A clean tub was within my reach. But then tragedy struck… my camera battery died! So, being the devoted blogger I am, I had to stop here. My youngest came home from school and asked “Mom, why is the tub half clean?”

Yup. This is what happens when your Mama is a blogger! 🙂

The moral of this story? After spending hours and hours and hours bent over, scrubbing, cramping my arms and hands… Mr. Clean was the best man for the job. And now? I don’t have to go and spend a ton of money on paint to paint my tub (although once it gets warmer, I am TOTALLY painting this old and outdated tile)!

Now, I am off to get my knit on. I will be knitting at The Monarch’s Game this evening. It is Pink in The Rink – Our local hockey teams’ breast cancer awareness game. I will post pics tomorrow.


***If you decide to try the Magic Eraser on your tub, I would love to hear how it worked for you****

Knitting Marathon – How do you track your rows?

I am knocking off row upon row of sleeve! Knitting sleeves for me is worse than having to knit the second sock. So I have to come up with things to keep me engaged. Like checklists. I am a wicked list maker. So, when things need checking off, I’m your girl. This is what I use to keep track of my sleeve increases…

Sleeve Increase Tracker

Sleeve Increase Tracker

Now, back to sleeve knitting, so I can finish this arm by bedtime.

First Sleeve

First Sleeve


Day 2 – a slow beginning

To start off day #2, I brought my scarves over to my Mama’s house so she could mail them out with my sister’s OTHER Christmas present that she made! lol… see? It runs in the family!

Then I was off into town to run some errands (dry cleaning, fresh veggies, humus, chick pea salad, you know… the essentials). Can I just tell you how bad the roads are here? We just got all that snow, and now it is snow/sleeting. NASTY! I was driving 35 on the highway, and still white-nuckling it. But now I am home, and have been working on my crochet basket.

Fabulous Crochet Project Tote

Fabulous Crochet Project Tote

I am off to knit some more! I am turning off the cooking shows, and putting away the crochet in favor of Kevin’s sleeve and last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.

Wanna check out some other crazies who have decided that knit marathon-ing is the way to go? Check out Cheryl Marie Knits to see her fabulous sweater and a pair of socks she is making for her hunny for Valentine’s Day.

Knitting Marathon Day #1 is in the books

You know when you are supposed to be doing something, but your mind keeps going everywhere else? Ya, my mind went to Chocolate chip Cookies. And the big bag of new chocolate chips on my counter. And I already had made a gorgeous chicken for dinner

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

So I couldn’t waste an oven already preheated! Right?

MMMMMM... Chocolate Chip Cookies

MMMMMM… Chocolate Chip Cookies

They just happened, I mean, I was sitting knitting, and then all of a sudden the butter just started creaming itself! What’s a girl to do???

Well, at least I got some good knitting progress as well. I have finished the cuff and 8 sleeve increases on the first sleeve.

Kevin's First Sleeve

Kevin’s First Sleeve

I have to say, I love this yarn. I was afraid I wouldn’t because it is not the usual yarn. It is Wool-Ease by Lions Brand. The only down side is that it rolls like a son of a gun. It is a little frustrating when trying to measure, or take pictures. (Speaking of which, my youngest says to me while I am photographing the chicken “Mom, why are you always taking pictures of our food?” Apparently she doesn’t read my blog.)

I am off, and I am probably done knitting for the night. I think I may spend some time crocheting – ya, I just said that! I finally learned! I can’t wait to show you guys the progress I have made on my basket!

Have a great night, and I will be back to marathon some more tomorrow.



Knit Marathon Update: Making soup is not knitting?

I have been a completely ADD knitter so far. But, I have accomplished quite a bit. As you saw earlier, I finished my 4 scarves which will be mailed out tomorrow to my sister for her family.

Sunday is church day for us, but one of my kids was sick, so she was brought to the clinic, and I stayed here with the other 2. While I knitted and attended church via the internet, the kids measured the snow for me and made a very cool fort

Total snow fall from NEMO

Total snow fall from NEMO

OK… Here we go again with that little “click here to see more” thingy… I feel like a real blogger!


Knit Marathon – sort of…

Hey all – for those of you who have been with me for a while, you know that I have joined Cheryl over at Cheryl Marie Knits for several of her Knit Marathons. She is hosting one starting today. Normally I knit 26.2 hours over 2 days. It is a wonderful way to get some things accomplished with yarn! I am always amazed to see how much I can get accomplished when I sit and focus for an extended period of time.

This time I am going to do it a little differently. My hands and wrists are a bit sore, and I am afraid if I go straight through I will be forced to NOT KNIT *gasp* for a couple of weeks after I am done. Also, I have church today, and as a result of NEMO we have been cleaning the basement out (nothing major happened, we were just inside and it happened). So I have made a game time decision to knit the 26.2 hours over the next 3 days.

What you will see from me here are multiple posts during the days I am knitting, so you can see what all I am working on along with other regular blog posts.

*** as a side note, and completely unrelated, I finally figured out how to do that “page break” thingy – and will be inserting one of those “more” tags in my blogs from now on. When you click on the “more” button, it will take you to the remainder of my post. Here is my first official “more” button! Don’t forget to click it so you can see what I have already finished this morning***


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