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Emily- has her peppermint skirt on and was nibbling on some candy canes… mind you not 1, but several!!  I think she is telling us she likes Candy Canes!!

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Emily has certainly caught on to all the walks we have been giving Brooklyn, because this morning she was walking her dog in the house!  Delaney thought this was cute!  Gotta love our dogs!!

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Not only are we 6 and 0, we are the World record holders for loudest stadium in the world! GO CHIEFS!!!

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This one made me think of Maddie…

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As many of you know, I’m no longer eating meat (only fish and eggs). I’m doing this for many health and environment reasons and it has been an amazing journey! I love it! In doing this, I happened across this recipe. If you’ve ever had PF Chang’s lettuce wraps and loved them, I suggest you give these a try. They’re amazing and healthy (for the most part). I fed them to a carnivore and he went nuts for them! He couldn’t believe they were vegan. This will be a staple in my recipe collection… maybe yours too!

Asian Lettuce Wraps
makes 12 tacos

4 cloves of garlic
1 lb. of mushrooms (I used baby portobello and a can of Chinese mushrooms), chopped
1 5 oz. can of water chestnuts, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 tbsp. vegan butter (or regular is that’s how you roll)
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar (I used more… I felt it needed quite a bit more sweet)
1 carrot shredded
3 green onions, sliced at an angle (it’ll look fancier)
about 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
about 12 cold iceberg lettuce leaves

(I added some onion to the cooked mixture and also fresh lime juice and cilantro at the very end)

In a large wok or frying pan melt the butter on medium low (pay attention cause you don’t want it to burn) then add in the garlic, soy sauce, sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves.  Add in the mushrooms and saute for three minutes.  Add in the water chestnuts and walnuts.  Turn the heat down to low and saute another minute or two.

Lay the lettuce leaves on a platter and add a scoop or two or the mushroom mixture on each leaf and top with some shredded carrot, green onions, and sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds.  Serve right away.

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Monday… Erin to Charlotte Arrived safely…

Kris to Charlotte Arrived safely…

Tuesday…DiSanto’s to Orlando, home July 20, 2013 Arrived safely…

Nana & Poppy to Cape Cod, home July 13 12, 2013 Home safely…

Karen to Kansas City Home Safely…

Sunday July 14-July 19, Scutella’s to California

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Today’s Promise to consider: The choice of how we live our lives is ours. We can choose to live in dread and misery or we can choose to live in serenity and peace. When our lives are crumbling around us, it’s not easy to strive toward happiness, but I will. For today, I will savor the day, smile and rejoice.

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For thoase who never get to see Kam play- here is some video of the game against Mynderse- they lost but you can still see Kam play (Number 5).  There will be an award ceremony Tuesday- go Kam.

2013 Finger Lakes East/West Exceptional Senior Contest. The game will be held on March 12th at Waterloo High School with a 5:45pm tip-off. Boys game-8:00pm

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Katie is in Arizona for Spring Break visiting Sarah- have fun.

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Mattie is home with her mama on Spring Break chilling…

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Lala is home on Spring Break cleaning and chilling (picture from “Love Your Pet Day” at school)

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This week-chill…just like everybody on Spring Break and Baldy!

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“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance.  They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life.  And, most importantly, cookies.”

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Chubby Marr, Ken DiSanto

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