Monday, June 29, 2009
This year we will be celebrating the 4th as a family of 4!
**Do you have any July 4th traditions?**
4th of July family picture from 2007
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This morning the kids had fun walking. Hayden is doing really well trying to walk, but isn't really steady. Layla helped him along. They walked hand in hand all throughout the house early this morning. I'm thinking he will be walking really soon!
Then they would fall over into a heap of giggles!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Slow-cooked Italian Chicken
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix
1 can of 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
4 oz can mushrooms, drained
8 oz fat-free plain yogurt
Place chicken in slow cooker. Mix together dressing mix, soup, yogurt and mushrooms. Stir into chicken.
Cook for 6 hours.
We ate this with a salad with a sun dried tomato vinaigrette dressing. It is made by Kraft and it is to die for! It is Gary's new favorite dressing.
I love looking at recipes online. I get an email from BettyCrocker, Allrecipes, and Campbell's. I love the patriotic desserts and fruit salads posted this time of year. Check them out. I am gonna add a new addition to my side bar so you can see where I get some of my recipes! Happy Friday :))
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
My silly boy! He has become quite the little clown. I sure do love this clown :)
In case you were wondering...this is half of a plastic Easter egg.
It is a princess kettle-bath toy. The kids play with it in the bath each night. Hayden was goofing around the other night crawling after his bath...breathing through this thing. It has holes in the top part like a watering can. I know...it doesn't make sense, but is a silly picture. Hayden makes us laugh everyday!
Friday, June 19, 2009
3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
24 salami or pepperoni slices...I used only 18 pieces, and I used salami
6 provolone slices...I used Swiss cheese
18 asparagus spears, trimmed
1 jar of pasta sauce, divided
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese...I used Italian blend
Preheat oven to 350. Halve each chicken breast and pound to 1/4 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper. Place 3 salami slices, one cheese slice and 3 asparagus spears in center of each breast; roll up and secure with a toothpick.
Spread 1/2 cup of sauce on bottom of a large glass baking dish. Put chicken rolls in dish. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.
My least favorite part of this recipe was pounding out the chicken breasts. I'm not a big fan of chicken, but I took the wax paper and meat cleaver approach. Oh my messyness. Yuck!! Layla was laughing. The wax paper got holes in it, and chicken bits were flying all around the counter top. I was a cleaning freak after it was all said and done! BUT it was so worth it & next time I should just buy chicken cutlets. The recipe was yummy.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Keep reading...heck get your friends to read too! Leave me comments! I LOVE COMMENTS :)). I want to get tips and advice from you guys. I'm sure you can help me on this fun, crazy and interesting life journey!
Stay tuned for a new recipe tomorrow..woo hoo :) and I wonder why I can't fit into my shorts. Teehee, but I'm thinking do it...cook it...eat it!! Do everything in moderation!! Like blogging...huh?!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
yes, I was in your store today with my children, and my daughter seems to have lost her pet lamb. She is a dirty brownish colored lamb with a crooked pink nose.
Have you seen her by chance?
They had Bebe!!!
Can you believe it? I honestly can't. I have a renewed faith in people and niceness...if that is a word.
We decided to drive to Ross last night to pick her up. It was way past bedtime, but Layla and I made the trip while the boys slept (HC) and cooked dinner (GS). It made her night, month and year. We thought she was gone forever. We talked her through dinner about how sometimes we loose things. Gary told her about when he lost his wedding ring in Lake Whitney. I told her about loosing my favorite shirt when I was 6 years old. She was ok until bed. She even had me tearing up. Gary said he felt like he lost a pet. HA!! We are softies.
Anyway...all is well now! WooHoo.
Here is a recent shot of Layla and Bebe. Bebe swims too...super pet lamby :)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
We had a great weekend! Here are a couple of pictures of the kids and their hot little faces. We have lots of fun playing outside, but we get so hot!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
1 1/2 pounds of low sodium ham, cut into 6 pieces (I used a Cook's Ham Steak.)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of graded cheddar cheese
1 can of 98% fat free cream of celery soup
salt & pepper
Layer ham, potatoes and onions in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika and half the cheese. Repeat layers. Spoon undiluted soup over ingredients. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This is a great picture of Hayden's teeth.
See my new Ipod...thanks to all of you for the birthday gift cards and cash. Gina sent me this iHome. It is handy-dandy :) You just hook the Ipod to it and music plays loud and proud!
Notice my FAV recipe book...I am planning my menu for the next few weeks. We had two more yummy slow cooker recipes this week...Mmmmm. I will post one tomorrow. Now I am off to see what HC is into. He is pulling up on everything, and keeps Layla and I on our toes during the day. Thank goodness she is such a good little helper.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I like this picture because it shows the fun ceiling on the deck, and of course the TEXAS flag...my favorite!
If you go float...go to the LoneStar FloatHouse. We rented our tubes there, and they have the most amazing cheeseburger. It was just want we needed when we got off the river!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Gary getting a new tube after his got a hole in it, and he sunk! Ha! crazy stuff.
Gary taking a picture of Me, Dana & Tim. Happy Birthday today Dana!!!