The girls have been out of school since Friday. The weather is cool, and we are all staying inside baking and enjoying some much deserved rest.
I took some pictures of the falling…..fallen leaves of the little Japanese maple in our backyard.
The girlies each did a huge puzzle at the dining room table. It was two days of sister togetherness.
Tonight we are making chicken noodle soup. It’s not homemade though. What’s better than homemade???? According to Amber, “DOUBLE NOODLE Cup-O-Soup!”
For the rest of us.......those who are missing the “homemade love”.....I made some ranch oyster crackers.
Except I had a problem. There are no oyster crackers to be found in Japan. So I improvised.
Don’t laugh. It worked.
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3 bags Pepperidge Farm saltine goldfish
- 1packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
Place crackers in a large bowl. Pour oil over crackers and stir until all the fishies are coated. Add dressing mix and garlic powder. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes or so. Store in a plastic container or serve it to your kids while they sit happily at the table doing Christmas puzzles.