Monday, September 27, 2010

Not Behaving

Yesterday Rose took away one of her schoolbooks from GMAC and told her" this is my school book you can't write in it." GMAC was not very happy.

Rose gave her a piece of paper to write in and GMAC started to write, and she was saying out loud what she was "writing."

"[Mystical Rose] ( she used her first, middle and last name) is not behaving, she doesn't get a lollipop......GMAC is behaving, and she gets a lolly pop."

She repeated this several times, with the cutest pout.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free Family Organizer

My friend J. told me about an online organizer,and I want to share it with you.
It's wonderful for families with crazy schedules. I also like the shopping list; I can add items on the list as Crucian Dad is heading to the store and he can look it up on his phone. It also has an i phone app!
Take a look.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Padre Pio

Today is Padre Pio's feast day. The first time I heard of him was back in 2000 when we lived in Turkey. One of the Italian priest we knew in Turkey actually witnessed Padre Pio bi-locate!
He was Canonization June 16, 2002, so his very first feast day was September 23rd 2002. This is was also the day we discovered that Mistical Rose had cancer. We asked Pader Pio to pray for her her. We are very blessed that she is still alive, healthy and strong. Praise GOD!

"Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know...It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!" Padre Pio

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chicken Curry South Indian Style

2lbs chicken cut into chunks
1 lg potatoes cubed
1 med onion sliced ( I like red onions)
2 jalapeno Peppers (more if you like it spicier)
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tsp julienned ginger
10 curry leaves
4 tsp oil
2 tsp garam masala

½ tsp turmeric
¾ tsp cayenne pepper
3 tsp coriander powder
4 cardamom pods
1 large tomatoe or 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp salt or to your taste
1 cup coconut milk

· Heat oil in large pot
· Sauté onions, once they are starting to brown add garlic, ginger, pepper and curry leaves
· A minute later stir in all spices, stir well
· Add tomatoes, chicken and potatoes. Stir well
· Stir in salt and coconut milk
· Bring to a boil
· Cover and cook on med. Heat until potatoes are soft and the chicken is cooked.
· Stir occasionally
· Serve with hot rice.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I voted!!

I voted today!! So what's the big deal? Since Crucian Dad is in the Air Force we've always voted by absentee ballot in our state of residency. I now have a Maryland license so I registered to vote in the local election. Today was the first time I voted in person.

There is something more empowering to go to a voting booth and vote.

Hope you voted today.

-Mallu Mom