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The Mushroom Eaters

I was re-telling this story recently and the person I told it to said I needed to write it down.  So, here goes:

The boys were pretty little, Marshall was probably about 4 and Garrett about 3.  I remember the night before we had stopped to eat pizza on our way home from a camping trip.  At the salad bar, I asked the boys if they wanted mushrooms to which I got an emphatic, "No" from each of them.  I didn't think much of it and life went on.

The next evening, I was cooking spaghetti for supper.  The boys were playing in the yard.  They come running in the house, up the stairs and say, "Mommy, Mommy, we ate mushrooms!"  They were so proud of themselves while I had an overwhelming feeling of dread coming over me.  Being the good mom that I am, I got all the details; they both only nibbled about 1 square centimeter of a mushroom from the yard.  I then proceeded to call poison control.  I told poison control what happened and they asked, "What hospital are you …

Crazy Mixes

Chris thinks I'm crazy.  He came home today to find that I had made homemade laundry detergent.  He said in his wildest dreams, he never would have thought that is what I would be doing today.   Chris thinks I've gone off the deep end.  But, this really isn't that absurd for me.  When the boys were babies, I made homemade baby wipes.    But, I didn't stop there.  I made Cream of Something Soup Mix, Taco Seasoning Mix, Dry Onion Soup Mix, Chocolate Cake Mix, Cornbread Mix, and Tortilla Mix. And, I have homemade pancake and muffin mix that I use all the time.  Of course, I've never actually made homemade tortillas before.  No excuses now:  I have a mix!  I need to figure out which type of containers I like best.  If you go to the blogs with the original recipes you'll see all matchy and cute containers.  Oh, well.  I just gotta be me!  I'll have to remember to tell all of you how these work out later.  If you want copies of my recipes, just ask or go look …