A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I sheepishly admit

So I rather sheepishly admit that Eric and I eat quite a few of these little babies. We quite like their panini's and pizza's and today I think I may have just found my favourite, the chicken enchilada suiza. I know its terrible to admit that we eat pre-packaged frozen dinners but I limit them to lunch time and I like that they are portioned controlled, usually Eric wants to eat two but if you combine it with a piece of fruit I think it makes for a reasonably healthy light lunch. I also only buy them when they are on sale which is pretty often, they also usually have them at Target for quite cheap too. Anyway, one of my many vices!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gordon B Hinkley

"You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others." - President Hinkley.

I love that quote from a man who truly lived what he preached. To join in remembering this amazing man the funeral for Pres. Hinckley will be held this Saturday Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:00 A.M California time(10:00 AM PST). The Granada Hills Stake will be broadcasting the service live at the stake center. It will also be live on KBYU and the Internet thru www.lds.org/broadcast.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

manna from heaven.. or the Roberts!!

I'm from England and no Brit that I know eats corn bread, obviously I don't speak for the entire country but I had never heard of corn bread until I came here, when we ate chili growing up we ate it with rice. I don't even really remember where I have tasted cornbread, maybe a dinner we have shared with someone at some point but to be honest I have never really cared for it, the only kind I have ever made is in a box that you can add water too, I really thought that was what corn bread was meant to taste like until last night. My friend Julie knows that Kate has been sick and called to say she was bringing over dinner. I at first, as is my way, began refusing, I already had what I was going to make etc etc, I really need to work on this, just gracious acceptance and, as it ended up, I was missing the onion to make my soup (which - and Brooke you'll appreciate this - I made tonight and it was yack, threw the whole pot away). So Julie brought dinner, she said cornbread and a turkey chili soup now let me tell you if Julie ever tells you she is bringing corn bread over all you say is "what time?", this stuff was to die for, it was a delicious moist thick cakey thing, it had real corn in it and it was still warm out of the oven. Really words can't describe the deliciousness of it but I now look at corn bread in a completely different light, Julie said she'd give me the recipe but I'm a little nervous to know how many calories were in the three pieces I consumed, can anything that tastes that good not be loaded
with calories?
Sorry the pictures don't do it justice!! Sara snagging my corn bread and Kate enjoying her pick me up dinner.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sick day

Kate is sick, she has been sick for a few days. Wednesday was a mild fever, 99 - 100º, yesterday and this morning it was 104º, no other symptoms. Despite the fever she is in good spirits and still has time to read her little sister a book.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Going green

I am always trying to be green, mostly for me its just the little things like putting paper and cans in the recycling but hey, every little thing helps right? I got the catalog choice website from Paul 'the amazing chef', and so, if your tired of getting so many catalogs in the mail you can decline them which will not only reduce your mailbox clutter, it will also help save natural resources. So far I am up to 17, who would have known!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

baking day

Primary breakfast is tomorrow and so I wanted to make some muffins, today Kate and Sara helped make raspberry corn muffins and blueberry muffins.

Sara's main contribution to the muffins was eating the extra raspberries and blueberries.

And I'm on a bit of a kick lately, whenever Kate asks for something at the store ie. cookies and doughnuts I tell her O.K. but we are going to make them ourselves, I love baking with her. Today it was doughnuts and I remember a post someone did about baked doughnuts so we tried them. They were fun to make, just like bread and I love making bread, the girls liked rolling out the dough and to be honest, warm out of the oven they were de-lish.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Stick a fork in me...

I'm done!
I've had some projects on the go, sewing scripture bags for my primary kids, I think they turned out pretty darn cute and I am proud of them. Today I also made a reverence sash and capes for my girls with the leftover fabric, I also made a huge mess!! Clean up tomorrow.

All the bags, I hope the kids like them, I really hope I have enough!!
My girls capes and all of my completed projects together.
Kate modeling the sash and my big mess, it'll be so fun to eat at the table again.
Thanks for the loan of the sewing machine Amber, its what made it all possible.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Quote of the day

Can you get this out of my nose?
Kate Thompson

Yup, thats right, Kate was putting beads on a string and must have wondered what would happen if she put one up her nose. 1st time this has ever happened in our household, it was resolved quickly as it was a tiny bead, I plugged one nostril and made her blow and out it came. Then moments later another 1st, we were just sat there when thud! a bird flew into our window, does that mean my windows are astonishingly clean or what?!! And see my sweet girl sleeping above? Samarah from church gave us all of her barbie stuff that her daughter has outgrown, lots of dolls, clothes, shoes, hair stuff, glasses and even a little house, there is tons of it, thanks Samarah, Kate loves it, she is taking a nap right now clutching Ariel and Prince Eric.
Hope your all enjoying a lovely and fun Sunday too.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Up for discussion

I may be the only person this bothers, every time I buy my kids clothes and I remove the tags I always end up seeing this - made in ..................... and it always brings to my mind some 8 yr old girl in some impoverished 3rd world country sewing my kids clothes and getting paid about a penny an hour to do it. Where in the world is Macau anyway? Any thoughts?