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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Unicorn Party

This is a slightly late post!  We had a birthday party for Alaina and Ruby last week.
They had seen a unicorn cake and thought it was the coolest thing, so their party turned into a unicorn party!

The girls arrived in unicorn headbands, but Ruby didn't keep hers on long.


They also had unicorn socks and leggings!


We had pizza on unicorn plates.


Then it was time to open presents which is always fun!


Have you heard of the book - The Wonky Donkey?  It achieved fame on the internet with a Scottish Grandma reading it to her grandson, but she was laughing so hard she could hardly read.  The book was out of print and everyone was trying to get it.  More were recently printed and my sister Cheri found this one for the girls.  The funny thing is that Heather had also gotten a copy and was going to give it to me, and Laura had tucked one away for Christmas.  Guess great minds think alike!  So, Grandpa read the book and as you can tell, everyone thought it was great!

After reading the book it was time to take out that unicorn cake.


Blowing out candles - 7 on one side of the cake and 4 on the other.

It was a fun unicorn party!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cooking Thursday

It's getting cold here!  That means it's soup weather.  Today's recipe is one of our favorites.  It's so easy and so very good!

Cheesy Potato Soup

4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
4 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Potato Soup
4 soup cans milk
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)

1. Stir the bacon, onion, soup, milk, black pepper, potatoes, & 1/4 cup chives in a 6 quart slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
3. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Serve with the remaining chives.