Sluggin Along

Elmo was very cute 🙂 I am glad we went.  All the friends were doing little skits about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Little Man had a good time but was bummed that Elmo never came to say Hi to him.  Every time some of the characters came off the stage to say Hi to the people in the first few rows you could see him looking over there longingly.  Made me want to go down and drag Elmo over to us 🙂

Here are some pictures-please excuse the occasional head and sound equipment.

Saturday we had some fun around the house and i made my favorite salad:

Taboulleh/Tabouli

Recipe from back of Arrowhead Mills box of bulgar wheat

1 cup bulgur wheat

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 1/2 tsp salt,optional

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup Olive Oil

Dash of garlic powder

2 tomatoes, diced, i like to use Roma- not as juicy

3 cups chopped parsley

4 green onions chopped

Pour boiling water over bulgar and salt. Cover bulgar for about 30 mins and let sit until water is absorbed. Stir next 3 ingredients into bulgar and chill for 2-3 hours. Add tomatoes, parsley and green onions and gently toss before serving on a bed of lettuce.

My salad is roughly based on this recipe.  I use the same amount of bulgar and water. I don’t add my salt until the end so i can do it to taste.  On Saturday when i made this Little Man and i were deep in play so i didn’t check on the bulgar until probably after 45 mins or maybe more. So by the time i checked it, it was cool enough for me so i didn’t do the step where you add the lemon juice, oil and salt and chill it for several hours-i have never done that. Not even with other recipes.  So i dumped my bulgar in a bowl and threw in the tomatoes, onions and parsley. For the parsley i just bought one bunch and used all the leaves, everybody likes different amounts of parsley so add what suits you.   I added the juice of about 1 1/2 lemons, a dash of olive oil for the taste and then maybe a tablespoon and a half of veggie oil, i just don’t like all that oil in my salad. Then i sprinkled salt and added much more then a dash of the garlic powder because i love garlic 🙂  It was sooo yummy-but next time i think i would add juice of  2 lemons again, just for the extra zip 🙂  i have also added yellow onion  or red onion before.  Colored peppers are good as well. You really can throw in whatever you like but i like the basic version.

Saturday night i started to get a bad sore throat and we all know what that means-Sickness.  I slept most of Sunday and Monday when i took Little Man to school i was feeling pretty good.  Come the evening i was wiped out and just wanted to sleep and it was like that as well yesterday.  Today it hit me even earlier and i ended up sleeping away the whole afternoon. I feel alright now but the way this cold has been treating me who knows how i will be later or tomorrow.

Little Man’s batman slippers have worn down on the bottom and a couple weeks ago i came across this tutorial online and knew i wanted my boy to have some. 

I made them last Thursday. They have a quilter’s flannel on the outside and leftover scraps of fleece on the inside.  I didn’t have enough of one color of fleece so the inside of one is orange and the other bright green.  He was ver excited by them and said “Oh, they are elf slippers” and then we had to play Santa and his helper elf.

I made very little progress on what goes with the mystery paw but i am close.  It has to be done by Saturday so i should have a post on that day.

Yesterday we had weather in the high 50’s it was wonderful and even though i was sick i still took my boy out for a walk and let him go to the playground for about 45 mins.  I think the fresh air did both of us some good and it was so nice to be outside.

Back to resting for me. Oh and thanks for the compliments on Hubby’s sushi he liked them very much 🙂

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