Archive for May 2009

Ask the Expert… Electrician

May 31, 2009

Some of you may know that my Hubby is an Electrician and he is so graciously willing to answer any of your Electrical needs..
He has over 30 years in the trade Commercial , Industrial, Residential.. Don’t be shy just ask…

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Working out with baby

May 30, 2009

Toddler with exercise ball

My guess is, if you have a baby, you aren’t working out as much as you’d like.  There are fun ways you can get some exercise in and tote baby along for the ride.  These are some suggestions you might like:

How to Workout with Baby

Fantastic Chicken wings

May 29, 2009

For those of you who like a little spice and chicken wings, This is so easy and delicious and a favorite in the MidwestMom Household

What you need>>>10-20 Chicken wingettes which you can find in your grocers freezer I prefer Tyson but any brand will do..

Italian Dressing>> Wishbone tastes the best…

Cajun Seasoning

Take your thawed out Chicken Wingettes

Mix Chicken  together with 2 cups of  Italian dressing and 1-3 Tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning in a large bowl with lid…

1= Mild 3=  Very spicy

make sure all chicken is evenly coated then Marinate in your fridge for up to 4 hours or over night  ( I prefer over night   gives more flavor)

When ready to bake   set oven at  350degrees

Now take a large baking or roasting pan   put in the chicken  and remaining marinade in a single layer >> bake for at least 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours or until meat is falling off the bone ENJOY!!!!

This is a great appetizer  for watching sports games, get togethers, or picnics or if  you just want a great snack


Vegetarian Meal Ideas

May 28, 2009

Whether or not your family is a vegetarian, you can still cook and prepare delicious and nutritious meat-less meals for adults and children alike.  If you are a vegetarian, chances are you appreciate different protein options that are not meat.  You can still live a nutritionally-rich diet by eating a well balanced meal.  However, if you are not a vegetarian like myself, you may want to expose your child’s taste buds to other foods, especially other proteins besides meat.  In the process, you can know you are making a small environmental impact as well.

Vegetarian Meals for any family

How long will roadside litter last?

May 27, 2009

Cigarette Butts >>> 1-5 years
Aluminum Cans and Caps >>> 500 years
Glass Bottles>>>> 1000 years
Plastic Bags >>> 10 -20 years
Plastic coated paper >>>5 years
Plastic Film Containers >>> 20 -30 years
Nylon Fabric >>> 30 -40 years
Leather >> Up to 50 years
Wool Socks >>>1-5 years
Orange and Banana Peels >>> up to 2 years
Tin Cans >>>50 years
Plastic Six- pack Holders>>>100 years
Plastic Bottles and Styrofoam>>> Indefinitely

That is something to think about next time you decide to throw trash out of your car…

**** If you want to help keep our roads beautiful and protect our wildlife
Contact your local Department of Transportation for ways to help***


Pool Party!

May 26, 2009

 

My child’s 2nd birthday is coming up in less than two months away.  I reflect back to how I celebrated his 1st year birthday at the pool.  It was memorable and a ton of fun.  Here’s how I did it:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1423478/my_childs_most_memorable_birthday_party.html?cat=25

Hello Government wake up!!!

May 26, 2009

As I read yet another email or see yet another television station,report about  Prop8 I can’t help but think what the hell is wrong with you people, So who gives a crap that two people who love each other and want to be together , What is so wrong with that… Oh well excuse me they are the same sex and that only Men and Women should be married,, Huh?? Now before you open up your Holy Book and point out the Word and Teachings of your Almighty God, Which by the way Should be updated.. God created Man and Women did he expect  two Men or two women to fall in love and want to be Married,,I don’t know I’m not him . We have have 2000 plus years of  teachings that have been instilled in our minds and you don’t know any different, Wake up we are in the 21st century not   in what you may call biblical times..yet I hear your preaching that God loves all his children and to my understanding that includes those that choose  to live in a same sex relationship,Let me ask you something does it bother you that much are you so unhappy in your life that you have the need to seek out and destroy people that are happy?   you may ask do I believe in God , Well yes and no I believe that there is a Higher Power and No I’m not an atheist either,  I’m Wiccan and no I’m not a Witch that will cast spells on you or turn family members into to toads, As a Wiccan  The Earth is our Church  we celebrate life and  treat every one as equals  we don’t discriminate against any one regardless of age ,sex , color or what their sexual preference is.. So why I ask. Why put a ban on people that only want to be happy and live and be married to some one that they love, Oh they are GAY. so what    just another excuse for  religions and our government to take control. Well I for one Don’t want them to take control of what comes naturally for someone , How about we ban religious affiliates from coming to my door knocking  and  trying to spread their beliefs on me..No I’m not gay but I have several  friends that are that I have known for many years and they are no different from my non gay friends.. Do I care if you read this shaking your head or rolling your eyes ,NO And why don’t  I care well because I have the right to voice my opinion and be heard just like you..* To all my Gay and Lesbian friends I love you**

Congratulations Eloise C You won!!!

May 26, 2009

Congratulations  Eloise C              you are the winner of the first ever MidwestMom Giveaway….

you have 48hrs to reply  to the email I sent you or another person will be chosen

*Disclosure

*Winner was chosen by Random.org**
Thank you to all the entered, Look for more giveaways in the future

In Loving Memory on This Memorial Day

May 24, 2009

Memorial Day  is a Day when we pause to give thanks to the people  who fought for things we have, . Our freedom. Is the true meaning of  Memorial Day lost with  The Generation of  today, to them it might seem like a day to  have a BBQ and a 3 day weekend and go to the graves of loved ones and decorate , Although I could be entirely wrong, Memorial Day  is the Day to Honor  our Nations  Veterans both past and present, For many of us however it is a time of sorrow, remembrance  missing the family and friends we have lost over the years and the heartache  many still have, Our Veterans both past and present are the true American Idol. They gave  us their lives so many of us could enjoy our next   tomorrow. This started way before any of us were a part of this earth and to this day we still honor those that have  held their head up high and gave all they could. So today just take a moment to yourself  and  remember what you have and be thankful for it..

To all of those that have fought  for my  nations freedom  Thank you…

Generation Gap

May 23, 2009

How much has a Generation Changed here are some examples of each Between my kids and I




Please share your Generation Gap