Tuesday, April 28, 2009

89er Days

When we went to the carnival, we decided to buy the $20 arm band since last year we spent that much buying individual tickets. The rides are 3-4 tickets per ride- highway robbery if you ask me. Well, we might have used $20 this year. Lillian just wasn't that interested.

Braving the slide

A worried look

Lucas did fine in the stroller for about 5 minutes

A favorite

As with all small town affairs, you see many people you know. Of course, my students were everywhere so I talked to them (as if I hadn't seen them enough that day!). But, we were fortunate enough to run into Lillian's former babysitter, Ms. Kim. She was with her daughter, Alleyna. Kim couldn't believe how big Lillian was and we made plans to get together this summer. It was a beautiful evening with the family!

Monday, April 27, 2009

We Thought We Would Sell It

but... the kids decided it needed to stay.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Food Day

Here is one of my tried and true. A recipe that I reach for when comfort food is in order or I just want a different twist from grilled chicken. It has many variations, making it the perfect choice for company or a family meal.

Oh...my recipe posts will never have pictures. I think my pictures of food are gross and I rarely take time to snap pics when I'm cooking. With that said- on with the food!

*Crispy Chicken*

1 1/2 cups Rice Crispies, crushed
2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp all purpose seasoning of your choice
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning or paprika
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb)

In a shallow bowl, combine cereal, flour, and seasonings. Place butter in another bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then into cereal mixture. Place in a greased baking pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, @ 400 for 20-25 minutes. About 4 servings.

1.I've used corn flakes instead of rice crispies
2. Tabasco sauce will liven it up for the spicy folks
3. I never measure the seasonings; just dump in to taste
4. Add 1/4 tsp of tried thyme for a differend flavor
5. The amount of butter is a little slim in the original recipe. I usually use 1/2 cup.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter '09- Part 2

Anyone who was in Oklahoma for Easter Sunday knows the weather was Class A terrible. The Easter baskets still provided entertainment in the form of bubbles. All in all, the day was a success.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Food Day

Teriaki Chicken
1 cup each of soy sauce, olive oil and Red wine(either real or cooking)
2 tsp ginger
2 tblsp sugar
2 gloves crushed garlic(I used the jar stuff)

Combine above ingredients and marinate thawed breasts or strips of chicken for 3+ hours in fridge. the longer you marinate the better it tastes. Grill or broil when done. Delicious, tender, juicy, easy! I serve with grilled pineapple slices(canned) and wild rice.

Next week, I will have some of my own recipes. I hope you enjoyed the ones I received from the recipe exchange!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter '09- Part 1

Lillian learned to drive the golf cart

Coloring eggs (I tried to get away with all plastic but it didn't work)

Trampoline action

Lucas- ready for the hunt

Basket is forgotten in the excitement of finding an egg.
Lucas and Nathan

Friday, April 10, 2009

Housecleaner, Anyone?

While practicing for the "Big Hunt", Lillian discovered a moldy painted pumpkin left from Halloween. Obviously, I should be careful of how many real eggs I allow to be hidden around the house this weekend!

Friday Food Day

Crock Pot Pork Chops

1 pack of boneless pork chops
1 pack of dry onion soup mix
2 cans of creme of mushroom soup
1 1/2 can of water
Black pepper and seasoning to taste
Cook on high in crock pot for 4 hours.









Separate 1 bag of pretzels into 2 large plastic freezer bags, pour half of the liquid into each bag,

Make sure they are all coated. Let set in the lags for at least 2 hours, then pour into a bowl and allow them to dry.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Sweets

I used the recipe from Yng4evr to make the "nests" then added robin eggs (whoppers) when the mixture was still warm.

Lillian thought the eggs were real.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Recent Storm Clouds

If You Only Knew...

...how many times we've picked up these crayons only to let Lucas dump them again.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Food Day

Pink Junk

1 can cherry pie filling
1 container cool whip
1 can eagle brand milk
1 small can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Mix well and refrigerate

Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Boil and shred a package of Chicken Breast ( I try and do the day/night before so I only have to assemble the night I want to eat these)

Combine in a large sauce pan:

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1 can rotel
1 8oz. container of sour cream (I usually use a 16oz. container and put in a little more than half)
1 to 11/2 cups of milk

Stir and bring to a simmer-then I take a package of flour tortillas and add them one by one to the mixture just to coat and soften-fill them with your chicken and cheeses (Monterey jack and cheddar shredded)-roll up and place in your casserole dish. Continue this until all of the tortillas are gone or you run out of room:)

Then pour the remaining mixture over the top of the tortillas-I add more cheese at this point. Cover and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. They will be hot when you take them out so let them cool just a little bit. I usually serve with salad and Spanish rice-You can change it up however you like, but it's always been a hit when I make it.....
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