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Yesterday morning I taught Jeremy and Sarah a card trick that I had learned when I was younger.  I couldn’t quite remember how to do it, so my mom literally took step-by-step photos of her hands and e-mailed them to me.  Talk about a dedicated mom!  Thanks 🙂

Brenna (the special visitor) then came over to give everyone haircuts! (accept for me)

We then came inside to eat lunch, and show each other card tricks.  Jeremy practiced the trick I showed him this morning on Brenna and he got her!

Jeremy’s lunch and him dealing the card tricks

After Brenna left and a game of life, Jeremy, Sarah and I got busy in the kitchen.  We decided since it is my last week nannying that we wanted to surprise their parents by making dinner for them.  We decided on healthified macaroni and cheese with broccoli and homemade caesar with brownies for dessert.

Healthified Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli (original recipe from


  • 2 cups of uncooked whole wheat macaroni (we used rotini)
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup broccoli
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 inch square or 2 quart baking dish.
Boil water to cook the pasta according to package directions.
Once water is boiling, before putting the pasta in first boil the broccoli for 3-4 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon, and cook pasta.
In a separate saucepan combine milk, flour, mustard, salt, and peppers.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until bubbling and boiling.   Then, add the cheese and stir until combined.
Once the pasta and broccoli are finished, toss in the cheese sauce.  Pour into the greased pan and place in the preheated oven.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.
I’ll share the caesar recipe later 😉
For breakfast this morning, I had 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of peanut butter mixed in, splenda, frozen bananas, frozen mangos, and frozen strawberries.  It was delish!
Today is my last official day nannying and my last official day teaching spin at Butler 😦  The kids are taking me to Qdoba and Red Mango and I have a special guest coming to class tonight!! Can’t wait!

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  1. Pingback: Caesar Salad « Treble in the Kitchen

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