Monday, February 22, 2010

Bugs for Dinner

This was my week to do Family Dinner on Saturday night. Saturday dinner is a tradition that started in the last few years of Mom’s life when she was no longer able to attend Mass with Dad. I would stay with her and fix dinner while Dad, my sister and the kids went to church. In the last few years we have begun rotating houses for dinner.

This week I made a yummy white bean chicken chili from one of my favorite cookbooks....

Don't you just love crockpots!?! What could be easier than throwing everything in the pot and letting it cook all day. This is my kind of cooking!

For dessert I made these adorable Love Bug Cupcakes.

I found these cute love bugs  over at Beth’s The Stories from A to Z blog. Mine didn’t turn out quite the same as Beth’s, but they were cute and the fam enjoyed them :-)

I happened on Beth’s blog quite by accident, but the first thing I saw was the post about the love bugs. I perused her blog for a while and have revisited several times since then. Her blog is a lot of fun to wander through, see all her great ideas of creating beauty out of chaos, and she hosts lots of fun “parties” where other bloggers get to join in! I encourage you to head on over and check it out.

Some facts about ladybugs....

        A Ladybug will not fly if the temperature is below 55 Degrees F

        If you squeeze a ladybug it may bite you

        Ladybugs chew from side to side

       The spots on a Ladybug fade as it gets older

       A Ladybug can live until it is 3 years old


  1. Very Creative! & Great Photos! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug:

  2. I had no idea a ladybug would bite. :-0 I never wanted to squeeze one though. Love the pics. TY for sharing :)

  3. Thanks John

    Kathy, I had no idea that ladybugs bite either!