Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What's been going on

Poor Nathan is sick with strep for the third time in a month. I had just gotten over it when he started feeling bad. He has stayed home from school for the past two days and I have loved spending some one on one time with him, though I wish he felt better. We have watched t.v., worked on letters, played with modeling clay, and read plenty of books. I'm praying that tomorrow morning he will feel well enough to go to school. (I know he probably wants to be around other five year olds rather than his mom.)

In other news, last night I made a delicious dinner last night and I thought I would share with y'all.
The recipe came out of my mom's Southern Living Cookbook for Two (circa 1982) that I "borrowed" from her.
Easy Pork Chops
2 (1-inch-thick) lean pork chops (I used boneless)
Commercial Italian salad dressing
Salt and Pepper
1/3 cup Italian-seasoned bred crumbs

Brush pork chops generously with salad dressing. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; coat with breadcrumbs. Place pork chops on a rack in a shallow pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until done. Yield: 2 servings

Mom made this recipe in August of 84 (I was a year old) and gave it a smiley face and a "very good". Twenty-six years later it's still great!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Boy of Fall

This year marks Nathan's first time playing a sport. Because we are new to the community we thought it would be a perfect opportunity for him to make friends out side of the classroom (not to mention I get get to socialize with adults :)). Though we've only been with it for a few weeks, it has already proven to be an excellent decision! He has having so much fun, plus getting lots of exercise. It's been a wonderful starting point in getting involved in this new town.

Friday night they had Youth Football night at the high school game. Nathan got to run out on the field and participate in the tunnel when the players ran out. Needless to say he had a ball!

Nathan (#2) watching the big boys!
Nathan and the other Kindergartner on the team!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us. Nathan has already made it clear that he will be playing basketball this year too!