Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Plastic Cupcakes and Taco Bar

It's always about food!
I went around the house this morning and gathered up all the RaNDoM!
Yep, it's Tuesday again.

Time to clear the RaNDoM out of the corners.
You can too!
Go on over and see The UnMom  and link up!

* This week is CSAP's - standardized testing that tells us..........I'm not exactly what. 
But we'll play along.  Freshmen and Sophomores go to school and take tests until 12:30 while the Juniors and Seniors sleep in until 12:30.  Then they all converge on Chipotle and call it a day.

* Probably the one holiday in the whole year that I REALLY don't care about is.........
St. Patrick's Day.
I may or may not wear green.
I don't decorate with Shamrocks or say, "Kiss me, I'm Irish."
I don't drink but I will probably pinch people.
My kids love it and they love it for one reason only -
They LOVE Corned Beef & Cabbage.
Weirdos!  Don't most people/kids hate cabbage?
My kids would eat this once a week if I would let them.

* Thursday, after CSAP'S, Margaret and I are serving a Teacher Appreciation Lunch for all the teachers and staff at the high school.  Yep, it's time to cook for the masses!
We're having a taco bar for 300!
But this time, we're Margaret is brilliant.
Usually, she sends an email out to all of the parents inviting them to donate a salad or cookies or pop and they all email her back and then she emails them and says, "Thanks for volunteering but now we have enough pop." and so on.
This time, she used MySignUp.com and it's genius.
You put in all of the things you would like donated and then people sign up on the website and it confirms their assignment right then.  It's so easy!  They can see exactly what is needed and pick something!
I LOVE it!
Regardless - come on over and help me brown 10 million pounds of ground beef tomorrow!

* Last night, I was reading while Brian was going through emails on his lap top.
I glanced over at the computer -
"Hey!  That's my blog you're reading!  That's my private information!" ;)
Brian: "Yeah - I always have to read this to see what's going on in my family."

* SOMEONE gave me this:
Do you know what they are?  They are plastic cupcakes - like those plastic Easter Eggs - full of candy.  You can hide them for your children to find.  I'm going to hide them for my children NOT to find!


Melissa said...

I have a fabulous recipe for corned beef and cabbage. It's called "New England Cabbage Bake," and it's one of our favorites. Oh--I think I put it in the ward cookbook, if you have one :)

Just call me Yankee said...

Here from Keely's. I don't even like corned beef and cabbage. I only think that a couple of people I know like it. Maybe we have never had fixed properly... No idea. And I love those cupcakes. I have to get me some. For the kids of course. *ahem-cough-cough*

♥ Kathy said...

10 million pounds of ground beef is a lot!! LOL Happy RTT!

Guymons said...

Our school is on vacation this week (so that we are off the same week as Chico state (#1 party school) (they are off so that St Patricks Day falls during Spring Break, because School offials know they are all going to party) any way, on Friday..it was Mar 12, I got pinched for not wearing green by a bunch of Elem school children who celebrated St Patricks day THAT day....WHAT?!?!?

Christina said...

Your kids can have my cabbage then. I'll pass.

mysignup.com - what a great idea!

Happy Random!

Rachael said...

Ok, I have to know where those plastic cupcakes came from. I, I mean, my kids, must have them. I like corned beef and cabbage too, but my kids will not eat it. Oh well.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Cabbage and corned beef...uhh, no thanks!

What are you going to do when your kids are done with high school? What will you organize!!!

Jenn said...

Your house is going to smell like tacos AND cabbage. You really are a saint! I'd love to help with the whole cooking taco meat for a billion people thing, but I have just barely recovered from doing the same thing a few weeks ago for scouting. Good luck!

CaJoh said...

You probably don't have left overs on the corned beef, but if you do you could try Corned Beef Hash.

I usually cook the cabbage in the water that the corned beef is cooking in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

I have heard of the plastic eggs, but not cupcake shaped ones. I guess that's for those vegans out there who don't want any eggs harmed in the making of their Easter celebration.

Jennifer said...

Now im hungry all the talk of food, but I love it! I really like those cupcakes off to google me up some!

Julie from Momspective said...

Yeah, I'm half Irish but can't drink so I officially hate this holiday this year (meds not pregnancy)

Mrsbear said...

I think you might be overdoing it just a tad on the ground beef, but MAN, a taco bar is awesome. I don't think there's an occasion that wouldn't benefit from a taco bar spread.

Happy Tuesday and good luck with the luncheon.

Big Mama Cass said...

Love the new page! TOO CUTE!!!

I can't stand corned beef and cabbage!!! *shudder*

I don't care about st pattys day either. Although I am going out to dinner with a friend so i might get a green beer :) lol

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I am so not into St. Pat's Day. Not Irish at all and HATE, HATE, HATE corned beef and cabbage.

Your kiddos can have my portion!!

Hallie :)