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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

It is Friday! Sweet Pea is all better. She is back to being my shadow and preventing me from doing anything productive around here. This has been a busy week as we enter into the holiday season. So busy, that our Christmas tree is still tucked away in the basement. By the looks of our even busier weekend, I am afraid it won't be seeing the light of day this weekend.

Last night Dimples had his first concert since he started playing the violin. Quite honestly, I was prepared to smile through gritted teeth and discreetly reach for a pair of ear plugs. I couldn't have been more wrong! They did a fantastic job, considering they just started playing this September.

Not a great picture, but that was about as good as we could get in the multipurpose room packed with every living relative of most of the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

My handsome violin player after his amazing concert.

I really tried to make this night special for Dimples. I had Bruiser and Sweet Pea dress up for the occasion to support their talented brother. I really want them to support and encourage one another in all of their endeavors. It got them excited to attend the special event. Plus, we made a quick stop at Sonic for shakes afterwards. Ice cream always makes everything special. ;0)

Some pictures of more of my favorite people.

Now for tonight's dinner plans. I made this for my in laws last week and it was a hit. I got this recipe at a MOPS meeting.

French Onion Tortellini

1 lb. of ground beef 1 can of rotel- not drained
1 can of green beans- not drained
1 can of corn- not drained
2 cans of beef broth
1 can of French Onion Soup
1 bag of tortellini (13 oz)
1. Brown and drain hamburger.
2. Add all ingredients, except tortellini, to pot.
3. Simmer on low for about 30 minutes to an hour (or, in the crock pot for 3-4hours).
4. Add tortellini 15- 20 minutes prior to serving.

This stuff is fabulous on a cold winter night! Have a wonderful weekend!


Kmama said...

Hmm. Interesting. I would never have thought to mix tortellini and ground beef!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a cute violinist you have. That tortellini sounds so good. YOur family is adorable. Glad it went well at the concert.

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

My eldest (Mrs. Lemon) attempted the violin. Everytime she practiced, the cat would run to me, pat my arm and meow frantically. I think our cat didn't like it, and wanted me to make it stop. You can't go wrong by encouraging your kids to learn to play and instrument.

Brandi said...

That is a very interesting soup... Awww, I played the violin when I was in 3rd and 4th. Bubba is learning to play the guitar. I thought it my be quieter. However, he wants an electric one now. Figures.

Brandi said...

'might' be quieter. It is SO noisy in my house, I can't think straight. But, I'm sure you knew what I meant anyway. :)

Suz said...

Great Job Dimples, keep it up.

Also the fact that they would dress up to support their brother. Boy you must be a pro at bartering.



Lauren said...

I love the violin! I wish I had learned to play it, but since I didn't I fully intend to have at least one of my kids learn!

And I agree...ice cream makes everything more special!

Jewel said...

Wonderful pictures of your family and I think it is so great that Dimples is learning to play the violin! I play the piano but wish I could play other instruments, as well and violin is one of those.
My husband is not fond of tortelini for some reason, but the soup does look delicious! I would no doubt love it but I probably wouldn't fix it just for me!
But thanks for sharing!
Oh, and I don't have my tree up either because I can't decide whether or not to put one up! :-/

Emily said...

I really hope one of my kids wants to play a musical instrument one day. Violin music is beautiful. Glad he performed a nice concert.

Boy Mom said...

Way to go, Dimples! Way to go Mrs. Nurse Boy for going out of the way to make it special. I'm with you I always prepare for the worst with the early music performances then end up bawling like a baby because I can't watch my young-uns perform at anything without bawling. Yeah, I'm the mom sobbing on the fifty yard line when they win, my boys are so thrilled.

Mummy McTavish said...

Oh what fun. I am sure Dimples did feel very special with everyone dressed up to come out and see him perform!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! Your violin player looks like such a professional! Love it!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Violin player - awesome. You're right. Ice cream makes everything better :o)