Saturday Sursee :: A Cool Mint

Saturday Sursee- an amazing mint


I like carrying mints in my purse.  For those times when I need it or someone asks me for one, I can reach in and share.  I have tried lots of mints, and I know it sounds ridiculous but I love these little mints.  I found them before my trip to Indonesia and I liked the smaller size of the box.  The metal lid closes with a nice little click. And the cute little mints inside. Love!

I have been an Altoid fan, but the bigger box sometimes clanks around in my purse and the paper inside gets in the way and makes crackly sounds when I am trying to get one in church…

This little box-o-mints are a perfect Sursee to gift to a friend or a grown kid.  They are small enough to carry in a purse or a pocket.  And they are super wintry cool and fresh. Yay! A Saturday Sursee for your mouth.

What is your favorite mint?


What’s for Supper :: A Few Ideas to Share with Your College Kids


Easy recipes  college kids will use

So all the boys are in college right now or out of college and need a little encouragement for what to cook tonight.  Wait, don’t we all?

I think that is one of the main reasons I like watching cooking shows.  They talk in soft voices telling me how wonderful this tastes and how amazing that dish in the bowl is, and I believe them.  I also get great ideas for what to cook.  Sometimes even what to cook for dinner that night.

Over Christmas I wrote down some easy recipes for the boys and some meal plans for how to use them.  Easy.  I thought you might like to see what it was I shared with them.  Nothing fancy.  Just some easy go-to recipes that you might want to share with the college kids in your life.  Or maybe you might want to use for yourself tonight!

One thing I try to teach the boys is how to roast a chicken breast.

Line a baking pan with foil.  Drizzle the chicken breast with olive oil. Salt and Pepper it.  Bake in a 375 degree oven till no pink in the middle. Done.

Now you have the fixings for so many meals.  I gave them a list on a recipe card showing all the ways they could use the chicken breast meat.  Or they could buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and use for the following:

Chicken Quesadillas

Caesar Salad with Chicken

Slice and use for a sandwich

Serve the chicken breast with a green salad and veggies

Roll up into a fajita.

Sometimes you need a little jump start when you are standing there and don’t know what to fix for supper.

I know I need a jump start sometimes.  This little card gives them that.

I also wrote down how to make a smoothie.

How to scramble an egg.

How to make a breakfast taco.

I also write down a list of easy meals to make with not very many ingredients.  It will hopefully be a little kick start for them when they are standing at the frig, looking in, wondering what to eat.

When the kids are home for breaks during the summer or over Christmas, I have them cook with me and practice some of these recipes.  Or I tell them they to pick out recipes from a cookbook, and we cook it together.  Hopefully they will remember some of this when they head back off on their own and feel more confident to cook.

I also send them recipes that I have tried and liked.  Like a new crockpot recipe.  Or this amazing Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  These lettuce wraps are easy to make and super yummy and make me feel like I am at Pei Wei.

The Pioneer Woman is a great resource, too, as her recipes have those great step by step photos that document how to chop something or what something looks like when it is finished browning.  She is one of my favorite cooking shows to watch.  She can be a good friend to your college student.  I know she is to me!

If all else fails- teach ‘em how to make Pigs in a Blanket!  An easy go-to that is a crowd pleaser.

It is not fancy, but it is yummy. I think you know the recipe.  Just wanted to remind you that easy is not always bad. And that comfort food is always good.

Easy Recipe for college kids

What are your easy, go-to recipes that you have shared with your college kids or that you make yourself? Do share the Sursee with us. xoxo






Saturday Sursee :: Thank You Note Sursee

Thank you note Sursees

Just wanted to share with you this darling card that a gal made for me recently.  She works at the Dry Cleaner I use, and we chat and visit when I come in to drop off shirts.  I had given her a little Sursee and Christmas card this past year.  The … [Continue reading]

Homeschooling Ideas That Work :: What We Listened to in the Car and at Home

Learning while you drive around

Whether you homeschool or not, I think you will be encouraged by this post.  I am going to share some of the stories/series/ tapes/CDs etc that we listened to over the years.  Whether or not you homeschool, I know you spend a bunch of time driving … [Continue reading]

Sursees Galore :: Smoked Paprika, Alstroemeria and Snow Days

Smoked Paprika Sursee

There are a few things around here that I have been digging.  I few things I wondered if you knew about or would want to know.  I often think you gals already know about x or y but was reminded this week that sometimes, Sursee Gal just needs to share … [Continue reading]

Saturday Sursee :: Move Every Day

You have got to move it, move it

Hey gals, if you are like me you probably made some exercise and fitness goals for the year.  One of mine that I make every year is to Move Every Day.  That means just what it sounds like, nothing big and grandiose, but it does mean to Move Every … [Continue reading]

Saturday Sursee :: An Easy To-Do List That Moves

To Do List Magic

A friend of mine shared how she bought a little composition notebook and is keeping her to-do list in it. Whatever she doesn't get done today,  she moves to tomorrow. No worries.  Just move it to the next day. I like doing this too, because … [Continue reading]

An Easy Recipe for Today :: Coconut-Black Bean Rice

Coconut Black Bean Rice

What to serve with your chicken?  Sometime we just need an easy recipe for a side dish.  This is it, gals. This rice recipe will be a yummy edition to your repertoire.  It came with an easy chicken recipe, but I like the idea of making the rice with … [Continue reading]

Saturday Sursee :: Art Calendar-Craft with your Calendar-

Art Calendar 3

Ok, this is the ultimate in multi-tasking. I love stuff that is beautiful and also practical.  Stuff that is art and is also useful.  This Art Calendar is just that.  I meant to write about it in January and was doing some living, so here it is … [Continue reading]

Everybody Live Part 2 :: What Makes You Feel Alive?

Everybody Live 2

In Bye Bye Birdie, there is a scene where the Elvis- like character, Conrad Birdie, sings and dances to a song about living and all the cast does a fantastic song and dance number. Yay, baby. A friend recently reminded me of this scene and said she … [Continue reading]