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Welcome! I hope to use this blog to share some of the amazing things my class and school does to make learning fun! I have been teaching for 15 years already! I started teaching 3rd grade in a Parochial School, then I was hired to teach 1st grade for three years, was moved to 5th grade for 2 years, and then came back to 1st grade in the district where I attended school. I love that I'm able to give back the the school district that guided me to become the teacher I am today! I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, certified 1-8; a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and my Administrator License Pre-K-12.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Easy Peasy as Mac & Cheesey Linky Party!

I am so excited about this Linky Party!  
Miss Squirrels is hosting a yummy linky party that you must check out!
Miss Squirrels Blog
What?!?!  You don't know her?  
You're totally missing out on some hilarious posts and great ideas!  I love how she's like we're sitting at Starbucks (sporting our Cutie Coffee Cozies, of course) just chatting the day away!  
You haven't seen her Cutie Coffee Cozies?  
Oh my must check them out!  Mine arrived yesterday!

Click here to visit her Etsy shop!
Thanks Miss Squirrels!  I love them!

Anyway...onto her Linky Party!
Here are her rules:
1. Make sure it's EASY!  Minimal prep and cook time.
2. Add a recipe with common ingredients (if we are going to eat it, we should be able to pronounce it).
3. Pictures are completely optional-but we all know that we are sensory motivated creatures-so if we like the way it looks, we'll try it.

Check out her linky and join up!
I am loving this idea!  My family meets every Wednesday during the school year for supper.  We call it Supper Club and we rotate houses through the year.  Yesterday, we decided that our first Supper Club will be hosted by my parents, the next week will be at my sister's house, and then it will be my turn to cook for everyone.  We have a few weeks before we start up for the year so you have plenty of time to head over and link up!  I'm always looking for new recipes to try out...even though there's always a little bit of drama when it's hosted at my house.  I try to keep things super easy so it's usually soup, chicken, or a casserole dish when it's my turn to cook.  My family will say otherwise, but I'm never really thrilled with what I whip up.  See, I'm single with no children living with me, so dinner for me is usually take-out during the school year or a snack or something.  I know Wednesday nights are going to be the nights that I get to eat a good meal with my family.  (Weird fact about me...I don't like leftovers of any kind.  Even from a restaurant!  I mean, I'll be polite and take it home if I don't finish it all, but chances are, I'll throw it away before I eat it as a leftover.  Even when it's my turn to cook, I usually pack up all of the leftovers and send them home with my sister's family and my parents.  Odd.  I know.  And I don't really have an explanation for it.)

Just thought of an idea...maybe I should post our Supper Club Menus on my blog!  My family could be my guest bloggers on Wednesdays! Hmm...what do you think, Scott (brother-in-law who keeps up with my school life by reading my blog)?  How about you Tricia (sister who is married to Scott)??  I could also include my other sister, Michelle when she comes home...and my parents too of course!

Okay...onto my Easy Peasy as Mac and Cheesey Recipe!

Click here to visit the Kraft website where you can print out a clean copy of the recipe!
Family and Kid Approved! 
I usually throw some red skin potatoes together as well as a salad or some other veggie to make it a complete dinner for everyone.
There you go!  Quite yummy and super easy...even for me!

Well, today's plan is to go and work in my classroom for the day.  It's cloudy and my sister is organizing her new office, so I need to make today productive if I want to be able to still enjoy some summer during the next few weeks before school starts!

Have a great day!


  1. Yum!!! Looks good! I love new recipes so I just may have to link up with this one. My problem... what recipe to choose?!?!
    BakingCraftingTeaching Oh My!

    1. That sounds like a good problem to have! :)

  2. This recipe sounds wonderful. Just found your darling blog~

    1. Hi Robyn!
      I just ventured over to your hive to become one of your followers too! Can't wait to explore it more!

  3. I'm your newest follower! I'm also from Ohio, just west of you! Your blog is very cute! Your recipe sounds good!

    Teaching Special Kids

    1. Heading west to go and visit your blog now! :)

  4. That looks delicious!! Do you deliver? ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

    1. Only on a good night...maybe! Ha! Ha!