Happy New Year

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Ok, yeah, it’s the 6th already. I am a little late. BUT a lot is going on right now. I’m sure some of you have noticed with my lack of posts and all. I needed a break. Like a BIG break. There are some big things going on over here right now and it’s going to take some time for things to settle down (assuming they will).

I’m fine. Everyone’s fine. No one is sick, or hurt, or fighting. I’ve been focusing mostly on Number Two and his ADHD issues. I’ve (and the doctor) changed his meds- working out those kinks- and struggling with his completely inept school. We’re in the process of establishing new doctors, both physical and therapeutic, and these things take time. I have been consumed, not to mention throwing Christmas into the mix, which was lovely by the way. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday as well 🙂

I’m still seeing all the fabulous foodie posts. Most of you are still busy cooking and blogging. Thank God for all of you out there in virtual land, or else I’d never be inspired enough to feed my family. I don’t normally get overwhelmed- but when I do- watch out. I’m practically useless in every other area.

Things will straighten out as they always do. I just wanted to put something out there. You’ve all been quite loyal readers and I appreciate every one of you. Have a great start to a new beginning. I hope 2014 will treat you well.

Caprice ♥

p.s. This is my 500th post!! woot-woot!

Spinach Squares & the Liebster Award

I love these spinach squares. This is such a great way to serve spinach and it makes a great side dish to just about anything. Also, if you are trying not to do a lot of the “bread thing” like me, this has just a hint of Bisquick in it so you get that feeling you’ve eaten a bit of bread.

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Spinach Squares

1 (10 oz) pkg chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic, minced

1/4 tsp white pepper

1/4 tsp thyme

1/3 cup Bisquick

1/3 cup Swiss cheese, shredded

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

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1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease an 8×8 pan.

2. Whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic, thyme and Bisquick.

3. Stir in spinach and cheeses.

4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 -30 minutes, or until edges are browned and a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

5. Let cool before cutting. Makes 9 squares.

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A very special thank you to Shikoomkoom @ welcomebackbelly  for nominating me for the Liebster Award, which is intended to recognize up-and-coming blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

If you haven’t seen her blog yet please click the link and check it out.

Rules to follow when you are nominated…

  1. Upload a picture of the Liebster Award badge onto your blog post.
  2. Post 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the questions posted by the person who nominated you.

Eleven facts about myself:

  1. I have CD’s I like to listen to occasionally in the privacy of my car by artists I will not admit to 🙂
  2. I rarely bother shaving my legs in the winter.
  3. I love Yorkshire Pudding.
  4. I still have my childhood stuffed Winnie-the-pooh and will probably be buried with it.
  5. Scratch that- I want to be cremated, so I guess that means Pooh will be coming into the incinerator with me.
  6. I’m an avid hair twirler. Have been my whole life. You can even see me twirling my hair as I’m driving in my car.
  7. I memorized the majority of Steel Magnolias over 20 years ago, and even to this day that movie makes me bawl.
  8. I take my coffee black, 2 cups every morning.
  9. I love Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes. It’s a really good thing those are only seasonal.
  10. My keyboard is a mess because I’m always eating at the computer.  (I know…eww)
  11. At different times in my life I have gone by these nicknames: Casey, Chatang, Chanise, Lips, Cappie, Peaches, Cranberry, and Capricious.  (And one rather dirty nickname via Nicole I won’t share here – you’re welcome. Also I don’t acknowledge car related nicknames.)

11 Questions for me from Shikoomkoom:

  1. If you won ridiculous amounts on the lottery, what would you do with it? I would buy our retirement home (mine and Hubby’s) and set up funds for my kids. 
  2. What are your guilty pleasures? Wine and chocolate, and The Sims 🙂
  3. What are your 3 favourite traits in a person? Honestly, loyalty, humor
  4. What kind of things make you happy? Wine and chocolate. Oh, and hearing my kids play and laugh together. And good food. 
  5. If you had to pick one cause to champion for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would start a non-profit organization that goes into schools and educates teachers and parents about ADHD.
  6. Food heaven and food hell? Food Heaven: Filet Mignon & Tiramisu. Food Hell: Snails.
  7. If you had children, what would you call them? If you do have children, what are their names and why did you choose them? Number One’s name is Brandon, which is Hubby’s middle name. Number Two is Jadon, who was a man in the book of Jeremiah. He helped rebuild the walls of Jericho. It means “God hears”.
  8. If you were granted one wish, the effects of which would last for the rest of your life, what would you choose? To reverse my back injury.
  9. Your favourite book? Sell it to me! Pride & Prejudice. Seriously. And I don’t have to sell it because everyone loves it, only I’ve loved this book since 1995 before it was fad.
  10. The best dessert you have ever had? Hmm…tough one. I can think of a few. The best tiramisu (vs. the worst), a chocolate torte with raspberry puree, or my Pot au Chocolate de Creme  (<– shameless plug, but that one made me very happy). What do you know? All chocolate 🙂
  11. Where in the world would you most like to visit? Greece and London

10 on 10: March 2012

Have you ever heard of 10 on 10? Many bloggers have been doing this and it has become quite the “thing” to do. I first read about 10 on 10 at another blog and have been intrigued by the idea for many months. Alas, January and February flew by without me being any the wiser that I had missed my opportunity. Then I decided not to wait for that perfect weekday 10. Instead I would grab this months 10th on the Saturday it landed on and post Monday. It worked out much better than I thought because weekdays can be so hurried and busy that I forget to carry my camera around all day (not an easy thing to remember to do.)

BTW, 10 photos and no comments is really hard to do, so I give you 10 collages. Yes, I know it’s cheating. My blog, my rules.

Without further ado, my first ever 10 on 10…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Home Heart on TMB

If you missed my first post today click here and see all the great Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas I rely on to feed my kids on busy school mornings 🙂

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