If You Teach a Kid to Fish…

Super Bowl 52. Mr. Doodle Loves to Watch the Game and Celebrate with Super Bowl Food. At Home with His Girls. A Super Bowl Family Tradition. For a Week leading up to the Game, We Plan, Prep and Shop for Party Food. The Menu is Perfect.¬† ūüôā Costco Party Food in All its Glory:¬† Wings.¬† […]

Divide and Conquer

In Years Past, I Flitted Through Life. Very La Di Da-ish. Sure there were Uphill Climbs.¬† But We Always Managed to Have the Proper Tools for the Task. Sometimes We Looked to My Creativity to Conquer the Foe. Other Times We Needed the Inner Strength of Mr. Doodle. Together with Laughter and the Job Got […]

Christmas Trees Costco Style

Christmas and Making Memories.¬† Memories to Hold On to Forever. Finding the Perfect Tree is a Special Christmas Memory. I would love to Fill Our Girls with the Memory of Traveling to the Jemez Mountains to Trudge through the Snow to Chop Down Our Tree. Dressed in Down and Furry Hats.¬† Hiking Boots and Wooly […]

Making it Special to Get through the Hard Stuff

Family Meetings and Funerals. With Family Blending Thrown Into the Mix. Deep Sadness for All. An Important Meeting Needs to Happen to Decide How to Proceed. The Meeting Will Be At Our Home. But How to Gracefully Do All This…I Take a Lesson from My Mom. Serve Food.¬† Lots and Lots of Food. But Keep […]

The Magic World of Costco

Finding a Bit of Magic Every Day.¬† My Quest. Some Days are Easier than Others. But I can always be Assured that on Saturday…for the Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip… We Will Find Magic. And the Secret Place to Find the Magic.¬† Where You Can Almost¬† See the Curvature of the Earth. Yup.¬† Costco. To Begin…You […]

4th of July…No Beach…No Problem

A First for Me.¬† No Beach Celebration for the¬†4th of July. In years past, 4th of July was at the Beach.¬† Almost by mandated rule. Saltwater, Sea Spray, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Flag Waving. And at Dark…Fireworks! A Celebration of the Middle of Summer. But not this year.¬† No Swimming.¬† No Water Play.¬† No Hikes in […]

Some Mornings Need Stamped Toast

Don’t You Think? You Know.¬†¬† Pictures Stamped into Bread before Toasting? Very Silly.¬† Some Mornings Very Much Needed. Of Course, White Bread Works Best for Stamping. We found a Good White Bread at Costco. Just Thick Enough and All Natural. I Know.¬† White Bread has zero nutrition. But some Mornings, we can forgo Nutrition for […]

A Love Story of Pumpkins and Costco

Pumpkins are at Costco. The Pumpkins are Contained in 3 Foot Tall Cardboard Boxes. The Boxes Sit on Wooden Pallets.¬†¬†¬† Brimming to Overflowing with Pumpkins. Almost As Far As the Eye Can See. While I waited for Mr. Doodle to select his Bacon, I¬†noticed a Couple Trying to Select a Pumpkin. Standing on the Edge […]

Play Dates???

When Can I Have a Play Date, Mom??? I’m an Old(er) Mom of Young Kids. Play Dates are a New¬†Concept for Me. I was a Kid in the 60’s.¬† Living Blissfully¬†in Suburban Long Island.¬† On any Summer Morning, I’d be Up with the Birds.¬† Eat Fruit Loops Cereal.¬† Pop on a Bathing Suit,¬†Shorts¬†and Fly Out […]

4 in 15 Challenge Summer Harvest

Back to School.¬† Always Working. End of Summer.¬† Need a Fast, Healthy, Light Dinner? Made from Kitchen to Table in 15 Minutes? In One Pot? Take the 4 in 15 Challenge¬†using the End of Summer Harvest. In One Pot Create Fast Meals.¬† Healthy Meals.¬† Just Not Write-Home-About Meals. ūüôā Ready? Your 4 Ingredients to Cook […]