Sunday, November 13, 2011

RIP Trumpet Case

I FINALLY replaced the case that has housed the trumpet I inherited from my little sister. It looked like it had been eaten by several lockers over the years.

I knew that there was another mouthpiece rattling around underneath the foam, so I had to pull the thing apart, and discovered not one, but TWO mouthpieces. Also, to my amusement, I found a program from a middle school graduation in '03, a copy of "Get Ready For This", and one of my sister's old middle school photos.

The hole in the case from the inside.

So happy to have a brand new (as Kaylee would say, "shiny") new case!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday Freezer Cooking

Thanks to my hubby, I was able to get in about 2 hours of freezer cooking. He was a big help (and he was just happy to lick the spoon after the Spicy Peanut Chicken was done cooking).

Here's the list!

6 lbs of strawberries (clearanced out at Meijer today), which will go into a batch of Strawberry jam later next week
2 batches of Easy Beef and Broccoli for the crock pot
9 individually-wrapped Herb-Crusted Pork Chops
9 pork chops (bagged in pairs, with one solo) with various marinades
2 batches of Spicy Peanut Chicken (the hubby's favorite!)
2 batches of Sweedish Steak for the crock pot
24 bananas (had several bunches go over-ripe on us in the last month) which will eventually go into Banana Bread
1 batch of Cheerio Bars (basically Rice Krispie Treats, but with Cheerios instead). We have an over-abundance of Cheerios in our house, and sleep in too long to sit and have a bowl of cereal in the morning. :-p

Not pictured: We got 5 gigantic zucchini from my in-laws, and I diced and froze enough zucchini for 13 batches of Zucchini Bread. :-p

What are your favorite freezer cooking recipes?