Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hot Chocolate....drink

Here is my recipe for Hot Chocolate Not-Milk

2 1/2 c. rice milk
3 T. chocolate drink powder
2 T. sugar
1 T. non-dairy creamer
1 t. vanilla

blend. heat. drink.

Note: I prefer the milk version, but I developed this rather foamy substitute for a lactose-intolerant family member (eh-hem, Nate).
If you actually try this recipe and have any suggestions, let me know.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Where am I?

While taking my Friday afternoon pilgramage to Fiesta Foods, I walked among the unsurprising bottles of hot sauce, tubs of lard, and tortillas that fill any empty spaces in the store. Whizzing through aisle dos o tres, I saw something I hadn't noticed before and stopped in my tracks. Shocked, I took the following picture (feeling rather foolish as I took my digital camera out of my purse in a grocery store...). Can you tell why this made me laugh?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Made my Day!

The music store representative dropped off a repaired trumpet yesterday and ended up staying the whole 5th grade band rehearsal (he's so helpful!). I was very pleased and relieved to hear him say that the 5th graders are doing quite well, especially for me being a string-oriented first year teacher. It was good to hear that from a former teacher who has also seen a lot as a sales representative in many band classrooms. He says the 5th graders are playing together well with fairly good posture and tone (well, there are always those that...struggle...with posture). Well, keep up the good posture out there and I hope all you readers are having a good day!