Monday, August 27, 2012

Miscellany Monday

It's Monday and I've always loved Mondays.  It's the beginning of a new week and new opportunities await.  My first opportunity is sharing Miscellany Monday with you.  I love it!

Fun with my Princess......
This past Friday Hanna Beth spent the day with her CiCi.  We started the day by going to the Dollar Tree.  We both love that store and when I take her it reminds me of when my own Grandmother would take me to what was then known as the "five and dime" store.   We always leave with a helium balloon and few other fun things. 

 When we got home I let her ice a cake that I had baked the day before in preparation of her coming.  I told her that she could decorate and then take it home to share with her Mommy and Daddy.  She had so much fun playing with the icing and sprinkles.  Not sure what it is with sprinkles, but I think every kid in the world does love them.

  The puzzle she is working, in the picture above, belonged to her Daddy when he was a little boy (he's now 35 years old).  I think puzzles are timeless and the wooden puzzles never wear out. 

 Her lunch consisted of fish sticks dipped in ketchup.  Shortly after lunch was naptime and then more play time until her Momma got here.  What sweet memories with a sweet little girl that is growing up before our very eyes.

My World Vision Child......

Privillege Senzi, 10 years old, from Zimbabwe is my sponsored child from World Vision.  I became involved with World Vision about 3 years ago and I am continually impressed with this organization and can not recommend it enough as a way and a means for you to become involved in a ministry such as this.  A mere $35 a month provides more for a child than you or I can ever imagine.  And, throughout the year WV will make you aware of other opportunities to minister to your child.  In the above picture the children in the village that Privillege lives in are enjoying a balloon party that someone provided for them by donating $50.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here for more information.  You will not regret it!  
Pizza, the quick and easy way.........

Okay, we women have to stick together and share tips and such with each other.  Right?  Well, I make a really good homemade pizza and it is so, so easy and quick.  Just had to share it with you. 

 You can see in the above picture the ingredients are Jimmy Dean cooked and ready to use sausage. (I used the turkey sausage and we can't tell the difference and it is soooo much better for us) Even though it is already cooked, I still brown it a little more and mix a bag of Seasoning Blend in with it for flavor. (is that frozen Seasoning Blend not the best thing since sliced bread?)  I cook all of it just long enough for the Seasoning Blend to soften and cook a little. 

 I also use the pre-made crusts.~I told you it was quick and easy~  We happen to like the Thin and Crispy Crusts by Momma Mary. There are several on the market and you can suit yourself on that.   Whenever I make pizza I always make two. One for us to eat and then one for the freezer.  It's just as easy to make two as one and I love having a stash of "ready meals" in the freezer.  I do not add the cheese until I'm ready to cook it but otherwise it is ready to go when I put it in the freezer.  I cover the pizza pan tightly with Saran Wrap two or three times and it "works like a charm."

Of course, you can make any kind of pizza you like.  Sometimes I make pepperoni and sometimes I add things like mushrooms, and black olives to ours.  The sky is the limit on the possibilities but it's all quick and easy and that makes this lady very happy and the fact that it is good just makes it all the better.  Okay, you can thank me later for this little tip. ~chuckle~ 

 And, I leave you with this......
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What a great idea to bake a cake the day before so the grands can decorate when they're here. No fretting about waiting for the cake to cool adequately ... win-win! We used to sponsor a child for Compassion International ... we need to do something like that again. I'm going to go check out that website right now.

  2. I sponsored a young girl for 10 years through World Vision; a wonderful organization. You always come up with fun ideas for things to do with your grands. You're a fun grandma.

    blessings and love,

  3. I am so happy you are close enough to enjoy your little princess on a regular basis. She and her mom are blessed as well. Wow, the pizza idea is a great one. I must refer this idea to daughter and granddaughter #1 who is now living away from home. Have a great week, Lea.

  4. Good morning! Love the idea of the cake baked and waiting...they always only want to get to the "DECORATING" part, haha. I have a whole stack of those wooden puzzles. They were originally my oldest sons (who will be 40 in Nov.), and all of my kids worked them, and now each one of the grands...your right, they all love them and they are timeless. Enjoy your day!

  5. Your pizza sounds yummy. So glad you had such a nice visit with your Princess. Privillege is so lucky to have you. ((HUGS))

  6. i just know your little angel loves getting to shop with you! what a treat!! she will cherish those memories.

    pizza the easy way?! yes please! actually today for lunch my kids had tortilla pizzas - sooo easy!!

    and i love that quote. such Truth!

    and i love you, my dear!!

  7. Which one is Privillege in the picture? It's such a rewarding feeling to sponsor a child. And I can hardly wait to be a grammy and have princess and prince moments of my own! I am taking my cues from you and others on how to make memories.

  8. My mom has saved our wooden puzzles. They were mostly all the Nursery Rhymes and the one of Hickory Dickory Dock popped right into my head when I read this post. I just need some grandbabies now and I'll be set : ) Well, husbands for my girls first, then grandbabies.

  9. I forgot to mention how much I love World Vision too. I still remember writing the boy my parents sponsored all my growing up years. We have two of our own now, a boy in India and a little girl in Senegal. And my girls each sponsor a child too. It is a wonderful organization!

  10. We use that same special pizza recipe at our house!

    Great memories icing and decorating a cake with CiCi!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. I never thought of baking the cake ahead of time....great idea. What the grands are interested in is the decorating anyway.

  12. That is one of my most favorite Bible verses! Love it so much.
    Thank you for that homemade pizza recipe! I'm definitely gonna try it some time in the near future... I'm all about delicious and EASY cooking! =)
    How sweet that you still have the same puzzle your son used! I'll have to buy a few wooden puzzles for my girl... especially if they'll last forever! You can't go wrong!

  13. Good afternoon, Lea!
    Sure sounds like you and your granddaughter had a blast making lasting memories. That's what it's all about, isn't it? Your pizza looks DE-LISH and is very similar to what I make for an easy meal. I think it's awesome that you sponsor a child for Compassion International! I know you're making a tremendous difference for a child in need.


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