Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Peanut Butter Krunchie



These squares are a staple in our household.  They are so easy to make, & so, so yummy!  I can eat a whole row in one sitting, but I try really hard not to!  I made these for my book club & a few asked for the recipe, so here it is!


1C White Sugar

1C White Corn Syrup


Heat over medium heat, but do NOT Boil

Remove from heat & add:

1C Peanut Butter

5C Corn Flakes


Spread in 9x13 Tupperware, or greased 9x13 pan


Melt  1C Chocolate Chips, & spread overtop.

Let cool & devour!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7 years

Chancery – 5 years


IMG_0597 Chancery: “I’m ready for pictures, Mummy!”


IMG_0598 Chancery: “I don’t know where Asher is…”


IMG_0599 Chancery: “He seems to be late again.”


IMG_0600 Chancery: “I think he tries too hard to get something to show everyone in the pictures.”


IMG_0601 Chancery: “I just grab my buddies, or whatever I happen to be playing with when you tell me it’s picture time!”


IMG_0602 Chancery: “And then we wait, & wait for Asher!”


IMG_0603Asher: “Here I am!”


IMG_0604 Asher: “Looks like it’s time to pack up!  Picture time is over, eh?”

Friday, 22 November 2013


Imagine what would happen if you got separated in IKEA… how would you ever find each other again?




Thursday, 21 November 2013

Narrowing It Down…

…kind of.  If you have been following my coat conundrum, you will know that I have already purchased 4 coats trying to find a new winter coat that will keep me warm, has a powder skirt, & thumb holes.
I thought I should include a picture of my old coat so you know what I’m working from.  I really like this coat, it has served me well for 10 years, but it is getting ratty looking, & I’m starting to worry about the water-proofness of it.

After getting some feedback, I had narrowed it down to the blue Columbia coat.

(I tried to look happy in all these pictures since people were saying I should not choose certain coats because I looked less happy in the picture)


And I checked one more store & found this Liquid (I can’t find the exact one) coat.
  It’s a little longer coat, but it was only available in a Medium…


…so I called the store back & asked if they could order it in in a Small.  They told me the purple wasn’t available, but they could get the pink version in.  (Hello, my name is Sherilyn, & I may have a shopping problem)

I really like the length of this one, & I am confident that it will keep me warm.  I also think it looks nice, so WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
(and I have 5 coats to return)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Chicken in a Pot

This is one of my old stand-by, super easy, & super good meals that the whole family loves.


-Place 3-4 Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks in Crock-Pot

-Shake on some Salt & Pepper

-Sprinkle on one package of Dry Onion Soup

-Add 1 can of Golden Mushroom Soup (NOT Cream of Mushroom)


Turn Crock-Pot on low for 4-6 hours


Serve over Mashed Potatoes!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7 years

Chancery – 5 years


IMG_0581 “Chancery, where is your brother?”



IMG_0582Chancery: “I don’t know.  You can just take my picture for now.”



IMG_0583 Chancery: “Do you like my cat, Zip?”



IMG_0585 Asher: “Here I am, Mum!”




Asher: “I was just trying to get my dog in his blanket.”



Asher: “I just have to tuck… this… in!”


 IMG_0587 Chancery: “My cat is already wrapped in her blanket!”



IMG_0588 Asher: “Ok, I’m ready now!”

Friday, 15 November 2013

The Coat Conundrum

Today I decided it was time to look for a new winter coat for myself.  The kids were both in school & I had no plans for the morning, so I set out to find it.  My old winter coat is 10 years old now.  It’s a bit dirty looking, frayed, & quite bulky, as that was how they were made back then.  Now, with new technology in coats, you can be warm, with 1/2 the weight!  That coat has served me well for the past 10 years, & I set out to find another 10 year coat!

I first stopped at Target, bought a purple down 3/4 length coat that happened to be on sale for almost half price, but after thinking about it, I decided it would not work very well for playing in the snow, or skiing, or the like.  So, less than 1/2 an hour after purchasing the purple down coat, I returned it.



Next, I headed to SportChek, & found a Firefly coat for 40% off.


I like this coat, but it is rather thin, & I was worried that I might not stay warm.  I really, really hate to be cold, & it can get very cold here, so I want a really good coat.






PChad told me to go check a few more stores, so off I went to Sporting Intentions.  I asked a lot of questions, & was shown a lot of coats of varying prices & warmth.  Nothing was on sale, so I had to settle for paying full price.  After much deliberation, I chose a Scott Coat.



I came home with the 3rd coat of the day, but it did not seem to be any thicker than the Firefly coat.  So, I decided to check Google for some comparisons & reviews.  Unfortunately both of the coats I had come home with are new this year, & so there were no reviews.  PChad decided to join me for another trek to SportChek.





We looked around & compared many different brands finally settling on a Columbia coat.  even though it wasn’t on sale, it looked to be a warm coat, & it was a little cheaper than the Scott Coat.




So, after buying 4 coats today, & bringing 3 home, it is time to decide which one to keep.  The key thing for me is being warm, the second concern is the colour of the coat, & how easy it would be to keep clean.  All of the coats have thumb holes, of which I am a big fan, so they are all comparable  in that regard.  So now, dear reader, which coat would you choose?

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7 years

Chancery – 5 years



Asher: “Stop, in the name of the law!”



Chancery: “Where’s your gun?”



Asher: “I don’t need a gun.  People just listen to me.”



Chancery: “What if they don’t?”



Asher: “I tie them up with this tiny string.”



Chancery: “That sounds like a pretty good system, Asher!”

Friday, 8 November 2013

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Dirty Floors

I am not a huge fan of vacuuming.  I try to get away with only doing it once a week, but sometimes it just needs to be done more often.  PChad & I went away for the weekend & left the kids with his parents, who are visiting for a few weeks.  So, since we were away, the vacuuming did not get done on Saturday as usual.


This morning Asher sat down at the table for breakfast & announced, “Mummy, you need to vacuum the floor.  It’s really dirty under my chair.”


I told him, “Well, if it is dirty under your chair, maybe you should do the  vacuuming.”


He was not to be swayed so easily.  “Every time I stand up my feet are getting full of these crumbs!” he replied (so, obviously he couldn’t vacuum or his feet would be full of crumbs).


I think I just may have to show him where the dustpan & broom are…