The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Friday, October 29, 2010


As I mentioned yesterday, we have a few plans for the weekend.

I didn't mention that I'm (hopefully) trying a new recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Granola. I love pumpkin pie spices, so I'm a little excited. The recipe calls for maple syrup, so I made an after nap time run to the grocery store for real maple syrup. (The girls eat chocolate chip or fruit pancakes with no syrup, so I only had the yucky high fructose corn syrup kind) I already had the pumpkin that it calls for because I'm making Brownie Bites for Big Daddy's birthday (at his request) next week and Ellie & Maggie both love dried cranberries, so they were in stock in my pantry.'s a little "recipe" that we have grown to love! When I first saw the recipe they called them "Brownie Bites", but they are not really brownies, but just extremely moist and airy cake-y goodness!

Brownie Bites
1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 can of plain pumpkin (or 3 1/2 cups of pureed pumpkin)

That's it!

I bake them in a well-greased mini muffin pan as the recipe said too. Pumpkin is a super food and this was listed as one of the surprising ways to add it to your diet. I usually get two mini muffin pans full of yumminess.
I have decided to keep Devil's Food cake mix and pumpkin in the pantry just in case from now on!

Of course, real maple syrup wasn't the only thing that I needed from the store even though I went and got "full blown" groceries on Tuesday. We seem to always need grapes, bananas and milk! The kids eat only fresh fruit with the exception of dried cranberries, so we eat a lot of apples, grapes and bananas. Am I the only one who feels like they are constantly buying milk and fresh fruit?

We have some other BIG things going on this weekend and I'll try to share some about that next week!
You'll want to stay tuned!

1 comment:

T said...

I went grocery shopping last night myself. I was standing at the milk debating on whether to buy or not but thought we just bought some so I didn't get any. Opened the refrigerator this morning and we already have less than 1/2 a gallon. A will at least eat fruit most days but I don't always buy fresh (ex. mandarin oranges, peaches, pears).

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