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The Easter Bunnies

It’s spring break at my house this week. The girls have been off all week and today, I’m finally off from work! I decided to take a couple of days off for my spring break too We cooked so much last weekend for Easter that I haven’t had to cook …

Explaining the Ponzi Scheme to a Fifth Grader

Happy Friday the 13th for the second month in a row! This week’s assignment for my 11 years old daughter is to monitor the news for current events and report on it at school. If you’ve been watching the news you’ll know that the Bernie Maddoff scandal has been on …

5 Tips to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

My girls eat their vegetables and I’ve never had to fight with them either. Recently, I have been a little lazy about cooking and since I don’t keep frozen or canned vegetables on hand, vegetables had been a little lacking on our table. After about a week of this, the …

Happy New Year!

I’m not starting the year off as I intended. Already, I never even got off the ground with my resolve to update this blog more often. Life just kept getting in the way of blogging. But, as they say, you just gotta get off your kester and keep on going. …

Grand Asia Market

Saturday was a beautiful day to be out and about and that is just what we did. We got out of the house earlier than we normally do on weekends. We first stopped at my job because they were having a company yard sale and there was a desk chair …

N.C. Schools Trash 35,000 Pounds of Beef

Twenty-five N.C. school districts were affected by the recent beef recall. This news has been on all the local news broadcasts all week. They has been describing how Wake County, one of the largest school districts in the state stands to lose as much as $100,000 unless they are reimbursed …

3 Restaurants, 1 Night

There’s always good news along with bad news it seems. The good news is, I am getting a new stove! Since we moved to N.C., I’ve had an electric stove and I’ve hated it! In ten years time, I’ve eventually learned to work with it but never really grew to …

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

My husband is from North Carolina so he has lots of family here. I, on the other hand, don’t have any family here in NC. Most of mine are in California and scattered everywhere else in the globe. So imagine my excitement when I get a call on Saturday morning …

A Thanksgiving Starter

Two days to go before Thanksgiving. Have you got your menu planned and ready? If you are like me, probably not. I know turkey is somewhere in the picture although some girls are trying their hardest to save the turkey and go for dim sum instead. I am leaning towards …