A New kid By Friday, pffftttt!

I had worked at a large family resort for a number of years, my boss at the time “Saaannnnnddrra” ūüôā¬†would ask me if I had any “Hayleigh¬†Stories”¬†.¬† Hayleigh¬†is my youngest daughter and has always been spirited and I am sure¬†she is an¬†old soul , she¬† has an answer for absolutely everything, a wicked sense of humor and when she is angry¬†takes no prisoners.

I always say “she is going to be something ” and ” I pity the man she marries” ūüėÄ

I was reading a book called Have a New Kid By Friday, Hay must have seen it lying around earlier in the week.

She had come into my room one night and I was reading “the book” and I quickly tried to hide it without¬† much luck, ¬†she said ” oh new kid by friday huh, how’s that working out for you?”.¬† REALLY?!¬†SERIOUSLY?! I as usual, had no response but to laugh and kick her out of my room ūüėÄ

There is no book written to date¬†deal with the likes of Hayleigh ūüėÄ

Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days

Meatless Monday – Thai Spiced Tofu

Thai Spiced Tofu

I am one of the few that like tofu, this one looks so easy and most of the ingredients I have already.¬† It’s on our dinner menu this week along with some other great meal ideas from www.pablam.wordpress.com and www.thevampirediet.wordpress.com.

Thai Spiced Tofu


  • 8¬† ounces¬†firm tofu, cut into four 1/2-inch slices
  • 3¬†tablespoons Thai red curry paste (found in the Asian section of most supermarkets)
  • 3 tablespoons¬†sugar
  • 2 tablespoons¬† fish sauce (or tamari, for vegetarians who don’t eat fish)
  • 1/2 pound green beans
  • 1/2¬† cup vegetable broth
  • 1¬†¬†tablespoon¬†¬†peanut oil


  1. Place the tofu between layers of paper towels and weigh them down with a heavy skillet to remove excess water. Set aside to drain for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the curry paste, sugar, and fish sauce; put half this sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Add the tofu, seal, and set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the green beans, broth, oil, and the remaining curry. Simmer until the beans are tender, about 5 minutes.   Cover to keep warm.
  4. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray and place it over medium heat. When hot, add the tofu and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a dinner plate and cover. Serve with the green beans