Five For Friday

Five For Friday

fiveforfriday_thumb[4]Thanks for hosting the party Doodle Bugs!

I am a few days late as usual, my post should be called Super Late Sunday! This week was busy in my classroom, kitchen and computer.  Here is goes…

1. I tried some new recipes in the kitchen. I did some pinning and came up with two recipes to put on the menu board for the week, Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups and Skinny Chicken Enchiladas.

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lets start with the Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups.  I found the recipe on here at   I thought it looked delicious and a colleague actually had it as leftovers the previous week and I got a craving.  I followed the recipe on the classy cooking pretty closely but I was a little lazy and decided not to make my own sauce and just used Newmans Own Marinara.  Of course, I forgot to check how much mozzarella cheese I needed and so I didn’t have enough to put on the top, however I had a little of the ricotta cheese mixture so I put that on top of the noodles and then put more sauce and parmesan on top of that.  After all my little hiccups the recipe turned out to be awesome! Mr. Blue Eyes and I scarfed a piece and we even had it for lunch the next day and it was just as good!

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

This is showing what the roll-ups look like before putting the sauce and parmesan on top.

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups, pre oven.

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

I have mentioned before that Mr. Blue Eyes owns his own website company and he has his own blog (check it out   He is always sending me cool blogs that he finds during work.  One day I opened my email and he had sent me a link to  Let me tell you we sure do LOVE mexican food at our household.  Mr. Blue Eyes will seriously Mexican every night of the week if he could.  So when he say this blog post he sent it to me as a very obvious hint.  I am all about Mexican food and trying new recipes.  My crockpot is my best friend here in Wisconsin, especially during the winter (and the very long spring we are having).  I followed the recipe very closely, however we are not huge fans corn in our Mexican dishes so I decided to veto that.  We have also become obsessed with Tositos Restaurant Style salsa so that is what I used in the recipe instead of fresh salsa.   Seriously it was delicious!  Mr. Blue Eyes ate an enchilada hot out of the oven for dinner.  Then we both took one for lunch and the Mr. also came home and finished off the entire dish after work.  He seriously has not stopped talking about this recipe since I made it.  This will definitely be on repeat in our household.

Skinny Chicken Enchilada

Enchilada mixture in the tortillas before wrapping and placing in the baking dish.

Skinny Chicken Enchilada

The Skinny Chicken Enchiladas before baking in the oven.

2. Whew! That was a long number one.  Here is number 2.  I have recently started posting my products for sale on TPT.  I just created 2 products dealing with my primary African study that we just finished and displayed at our school learning celebration.  It was a blast and the kids really got into it! The firsties even painted full sized murals of the three biomes.

My new product on TPT!

My new product on TPT!

One of the pages from Walkin' With the Wild.

One of the pages from Walkin’ With the Wild.

Another one of my new products on TPT.

Another one of my new products on TPT.

An example of the math station in my Goin' WIld TPT product.

An example of the math station in my Goin’ WIld TPT product.

3. I had to perform emergency surgery … ALONE! So Mr. Blue Eyes was working and I was home alone with the blue eyed baby {Roo}.  While I was petting her I noticed a mat in her short hair.  I tried to get the mat out, but it wasn’t coming.  I took a closer look and noticed that it was not a mat but a tick! Ahhh! The blue eyed baby has never had a tick and I have never had to pull one off a dog.  Panicked I researched the best technique and sucked up my nerves and gave it my best shot.  I ended up getting the entire tick out which is what you want to do! I was very proud of myself and the very brave patient! I did read online that it is important to kill the tick with alcohol and save it incase the blue eyed baby would end up getting sick.  So currently we have a ziploc container in our freezer with a very dead tick inside.  Ewwww, not very appetizing.

Tick Removal

Baby Blue Eyes resting after her emergency tick surgery!

4. This week in writing workshop the students and I began a new unit of study, authors as mentors.  This is one of my favorite units because it is truly a link between the firsties reading and writing lives.  We had a blast researching the writing techniques of our favorite authors, of course Mo Willems was on the top of our list! It has been awhile since the littles had to write small moments so I did some reviewing of how to plan our stories.  They love sharing their lives in class and writing small moments gives them that opportunity! Love readers and writers workshop!

5. Our Sunday morning church date.  Mr. Blue Eyes and I headed off to church with baby blue eyes in the car.  This mornings worship and message were great.  Pastor reminded us of the only three things that will last forever-faith, hope, and love.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Hebrews 6:19 (NIV)

After church we headed to another little date spot… Starbucks! Yum! I think eveyone else in our small town had the same idea because as I walked out the line was out the door.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Doodle Bugs for hosting!


About Celia

I am a blue eyed gal living with my blue eyed hubby and our blue eyed Weimaraner in Wisconsin. Teaching is my day job and I just love it! There is nothing that I would rather be doing for my profession. In my free time I love designing and crafting our little apartment. I also have a love of all things water like swimming and boating. Take a minute or two to get to know my blue eyed family.


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