Sunday, July 15, 2007
Some Sunday Morning Ramblings
Good Morning.

I am up doing some laundry before church. With all of our summer time fun I have gotten seriously behind in this area. Unless the boy's in the family want to attend church in their boxer shorts I needed to do some laundry this morning.

I had rented some movies with the hopes of staying up late last night and having a little laundry marathon. That was not to be. I fell asleep at 8:00pm with our youngest and never woke up again. I had a marvelous 11 HOURS of sleep. Do you think I was tired?

All has been great around here. I can tell the kids have been off for a few weeks because they are starting to get a little antsy.

On Friday they were all bored (wouldn't you like to have a moment of boredom?) so I devised a treasure hunt game for the pool. I grabbed the jar that hubby and I throw all of our change into and started counting out quarters. I stopped at 160. I also grabbed out some nickles for our littlest daughter.

I threw the change to the bottom of the pool and had them dive for treasure. They got to keep what ever they collected. I put the nickles on the big steps for Paige to collect. The kids had a blast doing this. They ended up throwing all the coins back in several times which ended up entertaining them for several hours. I put cups next to the edge of the pool with their names on them so they could deposit their treasure as they collected it.

I did have one rule. Everyone had to end up with at least seven dollars. So, if one kid got nine dollars and the other only $6.50 the one with nine had to give his brother or sister .50 cents. This worked out great and there was not a lot of fighting and arguing over who got the most money.

I also wanted to let you know about a recipe I rediscovered this summer for coleslaw. It is a little different but we all love it. It is great with a summertime meal. I thought I would share.

Jazzy Cole Slaw

3 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup sliced red onions
1/2 cup shelled, salted sunflower seeds
8 slices bacon, crisp and crumbled

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 T. sugar
2 T. white vinegar

Combine all salad ingredients except seeds and bacon: toss gently. Combine all dressing ingredients and blend well. Pour over salad and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in seeds and bacon. Serves 8.

Note: I like to use half green cabbage and half red cabbage but if am pressed for time will just used the pre-packaged cabbage bags you can buy at Sams club. I usually double this recipe for my family. We love to eat the left overs.

Hope you enjoy!

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  posted at 7:26 AM  

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

ooooooooooooh, Julie! That slaw recipe sounds delish. Thanks for sharing!

Great idea on the pool treasure hunt, too. That is a memory I bet the kids will hang on to for a while! :)

Just finished up a big pile o' laundry before church this morning, too. Now, on to the ironing . . . UGH.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Military Mommy said...

That is a fun game! You are quite creative! : )

Can't wait to try the slaw. Me & my kids LOVE cole slaw!


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