Sunday, May 23, 2010

Moo Goo Gai Pan & Kindergarten

Summer has now officially started since Carroll County's last day of school was May 21. I have now been out of school a little over a year. On February 2nd I started a job as a long term substitute in kindergarten @ Sand Hill. Kindergarten of all things! I DID NOT think that I would be able to teach kindergarten. But, believe it or not, I turned out pretty darn good @ it. Even with having a degree in middle grades education. I helped with their little graduation ceremony & had to go up on stage to announce their little names. They were such good kids & after 4 mos of being with them, I sure do miss them.  

It's weird too, that's it's all over with. I feel like I have no closure. The year is just over with. Kids are gone. No job. No income. What do I do now? I have tried to find a job for the summer. So far, no go. Tomorrow, I'm going out to some schools in Douglas Co on a cold call so to speak. I have portfolio's made up & I'm going to drop them off at a few schools that are hiring. I have filled out our summer calendar w/ local free stuff that is available in our area. See the calendar on the side of this blog. Any suggestions for free stuff this summer are always welcome. I have a really hard time relaxing when I have nothing to do. I usually wander around my house & wonder what it is that I should be doing. Or sleep. Or nap.

Last week when I was going through some recipes. I found this great & simple recipe for Moo Goo Gai Pan. I LOVE Moo Goo Gai Pan. But I'm on this kick lately where if I pay for the food, it better taste AS GOOD or better than what I can make @ home. I can't stand it when I pay for food & I'm still hungry, or the food isn't so good, or I would make the same things @ home. We (I) cook a lot @ home. But this summer, I'm really going to try to cook things that I've never made before or things that sound too hard to make, etc. If I'm off all summer, I should have plenty of time to cook. Back to the Moo Goo.

I made this simple recipe & bought some frozen egg rolls. It tasted JUST like what you get at the restaurants. WOW! was I happy.  Why go to Kong Long's when I can make it myself?

This summer, when I make something new, that I haven't made before, I'll take a pic & post it. I'll be sure to take pics & video's of our summer adventures. I'm so looking forward to going to the beach for the first time in 14 yrs. We saved the money up (thank you long term sub job). We are staying here.While I haven't been able to get into the shape that I want to to go to the beach, I'll try to relax in my bathing suit. I'll try. Be sure to check out my You Tube channel to see Ethan's band concert. Wish me luck tomorrow.

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