Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day!

Ode to Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Thought you all could use a poem to get your day off to a good start.

We have so much to be grateful for this year....and every day! We are blessed with so many wonderful friends and family to share this holiday season with. We learn so much from each of you, some what to do, others what not to do. ha, ha. I am so grateful to have a wonderful husband who works just as hard as I do to maintain our family. He re-arranged his work schedule so that we would all see him more often! I have children who although they complain, still do what they are asked 90% of the time, and they give great hugs and kisses! Two of our greatest blessings this year were to give birth to our fourth child Boe who is the most content of all of our children. Also, to be able to move into a new home which is placed in the most perfect neighborhood! In all seriousness we love you guys and hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful and this finds you all healthy and happy. Now it's time to get cookin'... literally!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today Béya's class had a "P" picnic. Everything that I packed for her lunch had to start with a "P". She got Pizza sticks, Pears and Pretzels. The pizza sticks were an act of desperation. I thought I would make the old standby; peanut butter and jam....but there wasn't any bread and only 20 minutes until we had to leave. So thanks to my friend Lori Erickson's wonderful pizza dough recipe the day was saved! It is so easy and so fast! I thought I would share this wonderful recipe with you. It only takes me about 15 minutes from start to finish. Cooking included.

Super Easy Pizza Dough

1 T. yeast
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 T. salt
3 T. sugar (1/4 cup)
4-5 Cups of flour

(This recipe makes 2 pizza crusts, we double the recipe and make tons of personal size crusts and freeze them. They make a quick dinner when you don't have a lot of time.)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Stir together:
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 T. salt
3 T. sugar (1/4 cup)

Stir in 2 cups of flour
Sprinkle on, then stir in 1 T. yeast
Add 2-3 cups of flour (until dough is not too sticky)
Knead 2-5 minutes
Spray or grease pan.
Spread dough (roll it, throw it, however you would usually do it)
Add toppings of choice and cook until golden and cheese is melted.
We cook ours about 7-10 minutes. Check it frequently if you cook it any longer.

Tate's Fieldtrip

Josh had the privilage of attending Tate's fieldtrip to Kingsbury Hall for a play yesterday. Before leaving for the school I advised Josh to take some tylenol. A school bus full of 3rd graders sounds just like a headache waiting to happen. Tate was excited that he got to have Jace (his Layton Elementary Best Friend, he has best friends at each one of the schools he's attended) in his group. They had a blast. Interesting considering the play was about girl pirates and they had to wear their Sunday best. Who would have thought. They were only gone about 4 hours. Josh arrived home wishing he had taken the tylenol and stating that now he knows why Tate's teacher always seems so depressed.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pack Meeting

So last night Josh was an Indian chief for cub scouts. He was so good at it! He really got into the part. I think he just got himself a permanent position. The kids loved it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's about time

I know, I know. Finally. The Russell's are now officially part of the blogging world. I finally figured out the system, and I think I understand it all now. That's not to say that in a week I still will, but you all should know how well my brain retains information. It goes in and comes right back out.
So, an explaination on the blog name. Dax started this infamous (in our house) saying. I was driving down the road last week in a hurry, but not speeding. We drove through an intersection and he yelled from the back seat "WHOA MOM! You're going like Fasty miles an hour!" I have to say that was one of the best kid quotes I have ever heard. So since our family is always on the go, we decided to call our blog Fasty Miles An Hour. Actually it was all we could agree on. You don't want to know the others...LAME!
So, in my effort to to be a better blogger I will do my best to do my duty to blog at least once a week. The cub scouts are rubbing off on me.
Well, I need some ideas of what to write, so send me some! Or this will be one dull blog.