Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Addie, Karissa, Alex, and Chandler
I made the cupcake wrappers and Mario cupcake picks
I also made pipes to look like the ones on the Mario games, a large one that had suckers with
Thursday, March 24, 2011
So when Traci was coming home Tuesday night from Minnesota she made a special stop in Omaha and brought me four of their beautiful cupcakes as a surprise. Today we got together after lunch and had one of our cupcakes together. It was so delicious in every way and it is always a bouns to have a reason to spend a little time with a friend!!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Cook on low for 8 hours (I used a frozen roast you may only need 6 hours if thawed)
Monday, March 21, 2011
On Saint Patrick's day the boys woke to Leperchauns that had caused much mischicf to our home, they dyed our milk green, wrote a note on the bathroom mirror Flipped pictures upside down and drew mustaches and tattoos on our family photos they even truned the T.V. in the kitchen upside down which made the picture green It was fun to see how excitied the boys were when they went throughout the house to find everything that was out of place! I made cute rainbow cupcakes with a pot of gold! The boys even got to enjoy their cupcake after they ate breakfast.
Crockpot Lemon Chicken
4 to 5 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can of water
1 heaping Tbs. Lemon Pepper or (Lemon & Herb) Seasoning
1 cup flour
2 Tbs. olive oil
-Heat oil in skillet. Coat frozen chicken with flour and brown on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
-Spray crockpot lightly with Pam place the chicken inside. Combine soup, water, and lemon seasoning. Mix well. Pour over chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Make brown rice before serving.
I also made Sweet and Sour Meatballs for my family while I was gone on Thur night. Take Make Ahead Metballs, place in crockpot.
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
1-20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1/3 cup water
3Tbs. soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3Tbs. corn starch
-put in sauce pan, stir over med. heat until thickened. Pour over meatballs in crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours.
Monday, March 14, 2011
This soup was really full of flavor and so good. I was starting to worry but it went over so well at the dinner table. Joe and I love split pea soup but could only imagine the whining that would come from the boys. They are not pickey eaters but I was affraid that the words SPLIT PEA was going to make them not want to try. That was not the case, Chandler was shovling it in.
After seeing the pictures of all the food I ate just today I think I should be the one repenting...
This morning we woke up a hour late...so as we were running around trying to get out the door Chandler did not want to go to school twice he came and told me his tummy hurt. I knew he was not 100% truthful with me and that he was just dragging his feet. When Joe came home from taking the boys to school this is what had been said...
Chandler "Dad does it say in the bible that you must tell your parents when you repent"?
I have to say I was rolling when Joe was telling me of the conversation, Chandler is a funny little boy, and when he is so serious it sometimes is even funnier!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I got to spend Friday and Saturday sewing with my dear friends! I was able to finished my 30's block of the month for 2010, and worked on Joe's Hobo quilt.
2 tsp dried basil
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
When planning for the year I told the kids about a parent dinner I served my parents when I was a child and how we gave them crazy utensils to eat with and trash bags to wear. The kids of course got a kick out of this idea and REALLY wanted to plan a parent dinner like it for their parents! Of course I was totally on board (how could I not be...I was the one giving them the idea and I was the leader so I didn't have on the trash bag ;)
They first served a garden salad, than spaghetti with meatballs, corn, garlic bread, and then a warm fruit struedel with ice cream. The kids really had a great time and I hope this activity is something they will remember doing with their parents like I. We did get some good laughs!!!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sorry for the picture I forgot to take one for my blog till I was putting food away tonight so it does not look all that inviting but just trust me it is YUMMY!!!!
Today Maxx and I also made...
Make Ahead Meatballs
1/2 cup dry onions or chopped
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
4 to 5 lbs. hamburger
-mix well and shape into balls, place onto cookie sheet and bake @ 400 for 15-20 minutes
I made these for two meals we have coming up this week and next...this little challenge of using the crockpot this month has really made me work at making and keeping a menu.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
(wear pajamas to school)
This is Read Across America Week to celebrate Dr. Suess' Birthday at school. Tuesday they got to wear their favorite hats and Friday it is "Go Big Read Day" and get to wear their favorite team apparel. We have always enjoyed this fun week each year but today was really hard for Riley, he just could not decied what he wanted to be for career day and everything I would suggest he would say "but that is not what I will be when I grow up" I tried to help him understand this was more for fun and it didn't matter if he would not become it down the road but he just was not having it...until it was time to walk out the door. Then he wanted to wear something. So daddy went out to his car and got his rail road stuff, Ry was okay with it but he did say on the way to school "I think being a rail roader is more my third choice for a career" the poor boy just had a hard time with this one :) Chandler knew he wanted to be a builder today but he told me... "I am going to be a paleontoligist for real"
2 lbs. browned ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
8 oz. cheddar cheese
16 oz. refried beans (I made my own refried beans)
16 oz. sour cream
8 oz. salsa
5 flour tortillas
-layer beef, tortilla, refried beans, sour cream, chedder cheese in a deep dish or pan. Repeat. Pour salsa on top. Cover with tin foil and Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes, take foil off and bake for 10 more minutes. Serve hot with lettuce and tomatos on top. (I do not pour the salsa on before baking we wait till it comes out of the oven because the boys don't care for salsa)
Now for my Crockpot recipe for tonights meal...
1 can of Rotel undrained
1-16 oz box of Velveeta Cheese cut into 1 inch cubes
-put in crock pot and put on low for 2 hours stirring frequently
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I have decided I am going to challenge myself and use the crockpot each evening meal we eat at home this month...can I do it??? So this month I am going to blog about each.