Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile, but things have been a little crazy around here. I haven't had much time or desire to sit down and blog. Hopefully things will get better soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meal Plan Monday on Tuesday

Sick kids has made Meal Plan Monday a day late!

Monday was leftovers

Tuesday - http://comeandpeek.blogspot.com/2008/08/toasty-chicken-squares.html

Wednesday - pork loin, mashed potatoes, and veggie

Thursday - Tuna noodle casserole

Friday - Lasagna, bread

Saturday - out

Sunday - crock pot beef roast with potatoes and carrots

Cody is off school this week so we will be doing lots of crafty stuff as long as everyone is feeling better. It has been a rough few days, but hopefully everyone is on the mend.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Playing train

Where's Cooper?

Chocolate strawberry cupcakes. YUM!

Plastic bags are more fun than the actual toys.

This ramp is the best invention for bowling with little kids.

Cody watching to see what happens. It's a rarity.

The Valentine King.

Showing off the toys.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New product

I am usually skeptical of "green" products. I've tried a few and haven't had much luck with them. However, I had read quite a few good reviews about Green Works dish washing liquid so I figured I would give it a try.

I am a skeptic no more! This stuff works really good. I would even say it works better than the Dawn I was using before. It makes a bunch of bubbles and they last. I have also noticed that my hands aren't as dried out as before. And the best part besides it being environmentally friendly is the tangerine smells awesome! If I am going to be stuck doing dishes at least it will smell good!

Give this product a try the next time you run out of dish soap.

Pictures of the week (times 2)

I forgot to post the picture of the week last week so you get a double dose today!

From left to right: Colton looking cute, stealth cat, Super Bowl Sunday, painted car banks, smiley boy, Cooper's mad face, Cooper enjoying a snack

From left to right: Colton's nebulizer, Cody making faces, Budweiser shootout, Carmel Bars, Sun Chip Chicken, playing laundry catch up, my only craftiness in awhile (flashlight holder)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lemon Honey Turkey

Recipe number 2 is a success too! It is so nice to add new foods to our menu. I get sick of eating the same stuff over and over again.

Sorry there isn't a picture. Dinner time was a little hectic last night.

Lemon Honey Turkey

1/4 c honey
1/3 c lemon juice
1/2 tsp rosemary (I used parsley since I didn't have any rosemary)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lb turkey breast fillets or tenderloins
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine honey, lemon juice, rosemary, and red pepper flakes. I heated the honey slightly to make it easier to mix together.

Put turkey into small baking dish and pour half the sauce over. Bake for 40-45 minutes occasionally basting with remaining sauce. Cook until turkey it done through.

Combine water and cornstarch until smooth. Pour sauce from baking dish into small saucepan and add cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes until thickened. Serve sauce alongside turkey.

Another yummy and healthy dinner!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sun Chip Chicken

New recipe #1 for the week turned out really good. I found the recipe in a Pampered Chef 30 minute meal cookbook.

Sun Chip Chicken

1 lb chicken tenders or breasts cut into cubes about 1 1/2 " big
1 egg white
1 TBSP dry ranch dressing
5 oz (about 6 cups) sun chips (I used French Onion)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with Pam.

Combine egg white and ranch dressing. I added a little water because it was pretty thick.

Crush Sun Chips in plastic bag. Make sure the crumbs are pretty small and uniform in size. It will make them stick better. From the picture you can see I didn't do that.

Coat chicken pieces in egg/dressing mix.

Add chicken in two batches to bag of Sun Chips and toss to coat. Place pieces on prepared baking sheet.

Once done you can spray tops with a little Pam to help them crunch up, but I didn't do that and they came out fine.

Bake for ~15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Yummy and healthy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Monday - Sun Chip chicken, Hot crash potatoes, veggie

Tuesday - Taco Sandwich

Wednesday - Lemon Honey Turkey

Thursday - Homemade Chinese night

Friday - Pizza rolls

Saturday - Steak, twice baked potatoes, veggie

Sunday - Race snacks

All the recipes this week are new. If they are good I will post them during the week. If they suck then I will spare you.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Coop de Troop

See any resemblance?? So true it's scary!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I finally broke down and went to the doctors yesterday. For me to do this I have to be sick!

Ends up I have double ear infections plus my ears are plugged full of wax. That explains why I can't hear anything. I am on antibiotics for 10 days and wax treatment for a week. Hopefully I will be feeling better soon.

I have to spend the next few days working on a last minute project for a baby shower. I am taking Colton to the doctor today. It was supposed to be a well check, but looks like it is going to be a sick visit. He still has the cold and hasn't gotten much better. Poor little guy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I finally got a Colton smile on camera. It was a challenge, but he decided to cooperate yesterday. I think he just got sick of me sticking the camera in his face.
Everyone in this house is sick right now. It started with Cody who is mostly back to normal Then Cooper who is still coughing, but better. Now Colton, Jeremy, and I have it. I also have some kind of ear issue going on. I'm hoping it will get better soon, but I have a feeling I will be making a trip to the doctor. YUCK!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Monday - out

Tuesday - Oriental Pork and Cabbage stir fry

Wednesday - meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, and beets

Thursday - ribs

Friday - Parmesan chicken, crash hot potatoes, and veggies

Saturday - breakfast for dinner

Sunday - baby shower so who knows

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pictures of the week (a little late)

From left to right: reusable grocery bag, daddy and baby, Coop the troop, yummy chocolate orange cake, Colton not looking comfy, stupid lazy cat, and brotherly love