Ballet Classes Part Deux

This week I decided to let my little student put on a “show” for her family. It seemed like it was time to let her reap the benefits of her “hard” work! I knew she was starting to get tired of it sometimes, she’s even told me she already knows everything. As if ANY of us ever know everything about a subject! :>

Just as I suspected, she was DELIGHTED to perform! I showed her my old toe shoes, let her feel the wooden box and tried them on for her (of course they don’t really fit after all of these years, but she got the idea).  We “dressed” the part with official buns, leotards, tights, a tutu, etc. I choreographed a simple dance, and of course, had to “perform” with her. Even still, she got nervous and ran off “stage” immediately following our entry onto the “stage.”  So I held her hand as we gracefully ran back out…and then she did it! I made sure I told her afterward how proud I was of her, especially since I knew she was nervous. (She usually doesn’t want anyone but me to see her dance).

And for her “encore” she chose to be the teacher to her sister and I. Oh how she loved being the teacher! And the surprise for me? She actually was focused and taught us…and didn’t just play. I was very proud! :> Her reward? Sliding down a mattress “dune.” She said she was NEVER going to stop! Then…tea! This little girl drinks real tea, always has! Happy Day Everyone!

Recipe Exchange: Egg and Hashbrown Nest Cups

DSC02217It’s time again for The Little House on the Prairie Living’s Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange.  These Egg and Hashbrown Nest Cups have a hash brown crust filled with eggs and yumminess. I made these a bit like mini quiches, mixing milk, cheese, bacon and broccoli bits into the eggs, with a hash brown crust instead of a pastry crust. I’ll warn you that the hash browns will stick to the pan unless you grease it VERY well. I think next time I will treat it like a real quiche and make this in a pie pan instead of a muffin tin.

Super Yummy!

Egg and Hash Brown Nest Cups

1 24 oz. bag of shredded hash browns
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbs olive oil
1/3 cup shredded cheddar
Bacon bits or 8=10 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled

1 cup broccoli chopped

1/2 cup milk

  1. Pour the bag of hash browns into a large bowl and mix in the salt, pepper, oil and the shredded cheese.
  2. Divide amongst the cups in your muffin tin, keeping the mixture from spilling out of the cup or it will be harder to remove, and making sure to grease tin well beforehand.
  3. Bake hash browns at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until starting to crisp.
  4. Take them out and lower the temp of the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. While they’re cooking, mix the eggs, bacon, milk and broccoli together in a bowl.
  6. You can top them with some bacon and a sprinkle of extra cheese if you like.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes until the eggs are cooked through.
  8. Slide a knife along the edges to remove from pan.






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Modest Mondays

It’s time for Modest Mondays with The Modest Mom on WordPress for the first time! I’ve moved to WordPress…finally, and today is Monday, so I’m sharing another modest outfit. I LOVE the outfit her sister is wearing in today’s post! I was also very encouraged by Michelle Duggar’s post about modesty today. The Bible calls us to dress modestly, and it is a daily act of obedience for me to dress modestly and femininely. Sometimes I just don’t feel like it, or I worry about what others will think. but I know in my heart I need to obey what God is telling me to do.

I’ve heard a lot of people say they can’t FIND modest clothing, and I admit it’s a challenge sometimes, but it IS possible! It may take more work and a few sewing skills sometimes, but it can be done. The easiest way to make MANY things more modest, is just to add a tank top that comes up high enough, to your outfit.

Today’s outfit is a denim dress from Sears on clearance  several years ago. It is a great style for me! I wore a pale blue tank with it from Jockey. It does have lace on it, although I think it looks too much like an undergarment. The flowered scarf was either a gift from my sister-in-law or a thrift store find. The necklace is just an inexpensive kid’s necklace from…? My Dansko sandals have officially broken, so I wore some old sandals from Mervyn’s from several years ago that are pretty good. Oh how I miss Mervyn’s! No one has the styles they did.!
Be sure to pop over to The Modest Mom and 19 Kids and Counting for their modesty posts!