Friday, September 3, 2010

Random August Stuff

I have been meaning to update the blog, oh I don't know... all month! So here is a random post with random stuff.

I made 2 batches of brownies the other day, testing the original recipe against my own tweaks. This picture shows the difference between making brownies while just making brownies and making brownies while trying to help 2 screaming children. They were both delicious, but the top pan definitely looks better!
While I was making brownies, Clara decided to rearrange all the pots and pans in the cabinet.
And this is just a cute picture of cute Lucas being his cute self.
I commissioned my sister Tanya to make Clara an apron so she could help me in the kitchen Here is Clara modeling the apron. So stinkin' cute! Thanks again Tanya! We love it!
If my kids weren't the subjects of the other pictures, this would be my favorite picture! I scored some AMAZING deals at the grocery store! I do love my kids more than I love getting good deals, but some days, I think it is a close call. I paid $24.61 for this lot of groceries. My favorite parts of this are the 19 packages of berries (priced at $.08-$.12 per package)! Those alone would normally have cost me $40-$60, depending on if they were on sale or not. I also got free pizza, free ranch dressing packet, free hot sauce, milk ($1.34/gallon), Warm Delights for $.25 apiece, free Chex Mix, peanut butter for $1.00/jar, loads of produce (carrots, peaches, asparagus, lettuce, summer squash, zucchini, grapes) rice, yogurt, and freezer Ziploc bags. I saved well over $100. It was a great day, and now my freezer is super happy with all those berries in it!
I really like this picture. Clara dumped a cup coarse salt on her face and you can see the little salt crystals stuck in her eyelashes. This little girl sure does know how to get into mischief!
Well, those are the recent happening in the Muhlestein household, hope you enjoyed it!


Megan said...

WHERE did you find the berries? Obviously it will not be happening now, but that is an amazing deal. Slightly jealous. :)

Josh and Kimmy said...

We would be in a lot of trouble if Clara and Sydney were closer to each other!! I wonder how Sydney can be in constant mischief...they'd be great partners in crime! Lucas is as cute as ever!

Ali said...

If we lived closer, I would beg Jeff to let me pay you to do my groceries for me...and with the deals you find, he'd probably allow it. Although I don't know about you, but grocery shopping is enough of a chore for me, someone would have to pay me A WHOLE LOT of money to do it for them that it probably wouldn't be worth it! You are the master at deals though!

Ruth said...

Can't believe how big Clara is. And so very cute.
I love the apron. I remember my apron from when I was 3 or 4 and being a "helper" (in fact I think I still have it somewhere).

Mary and Only Mary said...

Do you think you could post a picture of Mejier Milk still in the jug!