Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Who's That Kicking Me?

While snuggling on the couch...

Pea: What is that kicking me??
Me: That's the baby...
Pea: I do NOT like that. They need to stop.
Me: Tell me about it. :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mealtime Mondays

B- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
L-Grilled Cheese and Turkey
D- Sausage and Whole Wheat Biscuits, Eggs

B- Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Pancakes with Bananas
L- Tuna Melts with Carrots, Cauliflower and Dip
D- **changing this day because Roast sounded horrible to my pregnant self :) **
Italian Chicken with Green Beans

B- Leftover Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
L- Shredded Beef Burritos with Chips and Salsa
D- Broccoli, Potato, and Cheese Soup with C-Life

B- Eggs, toast, and clementines
L- Leftover Soup
D- Broiled Fish with Broccoli Hotdish (no meat)

B- Breakfast Cookies and Smoothies
L- Lentil Soup and Whole Wheat Bread
D- Cheddar Ranch Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries

Brunch- Egg Bake, fruit salad
D- Popcorn Chicken, Green Beans with Mushrooms

B- at Church
L- Leftovers
D- Salmon Patties, Salad, and Apple Crisp

Recipe of the Week
Italian Chicken- Crock Pot

3 chicken breasts, cubed
1 packet of dry italian dressing spices
1 cup white wine (or cooking wine), can be sub. for chicken broth
1 brick cream cheese (8oz)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup mushrooms (because we like mushrooms around here- can omit if you're not a mush fan)

1. brown chicken on all sides- doesn't have to be cooked through, just enough to brown the sides
2. place all ingredients in crock pot
3. once warm, stir all ingredients together, mixing the cream cheese and soup well.
4. cook 4 hours on low or until chicken is cooked through

Monday, November 22, 2010

Another Funny by Pea

As we are leaving the house...

Pea: Mommy, we need to turn off the lights!
Me: Yes, we do. Will you please turn off the lights in your room?
Pea: I would love to! That way we can save our E-Light-Tricity.


Mealtime Mondays!


B- Breakfast Cookies
L- leftovers
D- Chili and Cornbread

B- Oatmeal
L- Huevos Rancheros with Leftover Chili
D- Steak tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy

B- Eggs and Toast
L- Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas
D- Baked Potato Bar with C-life
Thursday- Thanksgiving Goodies with Family!

L- leftovers
D- Broccoli Cheese Soup with leftover Thanksgiving Bread

Brunch- Japapeno, Sausage, Jack, and Egg Breakfast Braid
D- out

B- at church- Bless the lady who cooks eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes EVERY Sunday for us to come eat :)
L- soup and sandwiches
D- Steak and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sunday, November 21, 2010


About a week ago my nephews came over to help reorganize the basement and crawlspace. During the time they were here, Pea learned that she can talk with them through the vents in the floor. So... today... a week or so later....

Pea: (yelling down the vents) Iain!!!! Iain!!!! Bravin!!!! Bravin!!! hello????
crickets chirping.... 
Pea: HELLO?????
Pea: Is nobody down there???
Pea: Is yesbody down there????


Monday, November 15, 2010

Mealtime Mondays

B- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
L- Leftover Ravioli Lasagna
D- Lemon and Garlic Tilapia with Mixed Veggies

B- Oatmeal

L- English Muffin Pizzas
D- Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken

B- Eggs and Toast
L- Soup and Grilled Apple and Cheese
D- BBQ Shredded Beef with C-life

B- Yogurt and Granola
L- Leftovers
D- Baked Potato Bar

L-Chicken and Cous Cous
D- Out!

B- Pancake and Sausage Muffins
L- Pizza Muffins with Marinara Sauce 
D- Chicken and Noodles

B- at church- Bless the lady who cooks eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes EVERY Sunday for us to come eat :)
L- Healthy Mac n Cheese
D- Roast
Recipe of the Week
Ravioli Lasagna

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Zucchini (shredded)
Mushrooms (chopped)
1 bag frozen ravioli of your choice

1. Cook ravioli according to package directions (normally boil until cooked)
2. Layer in 9x13- sauce, ravioli, zucchini, mushrooms, cheese.
3. Repeat layers until you run out of ingredients. :)
*We like our lasagna really saucy, so we usually use 2 jars, but it might be excessive for some people :)*

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mealtime Monday

One day, I'll put pictures up... but until then, here's the plan.

B- Pumpkin Spice Granola
L- Vegetable Soup and homemade whole wheat crackers
D- Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta and sprouts and green beans

B-Whole Wheat Waffles, Applesauce, Sausage
L- Chicken Fried Rice with Peas and Carrots
D- Sesame Crusted Salmon and asparagus

B-Yogurt Smoothies
L- Rice Bake with Mushrooms and Broccoli
D- Potato Soup Bar with C-life group

B-Eggs and Sausage
L- Leftovers
D- Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken with fruit salad

B-Fruit Pizza with Granola
L- Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas with Carrots
D- Lemon and Garlic Tilapia with Buttermilk Biscuits and Cucumber Salad

B- Whole Wheat French Toast with Bacon
L- Gooey Buns (Absolutely nothing healthy in these... so don't ask, lol)
D- Roast with Carrots, Tomatoes, and Potatoes

B- At church
L- BBQ Shredded Beef Sandwiches (using leftover roast)
D- Breakfast of some sort- cereal, oatmeal, eggs and toast.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ultrasound Pics!

Today was the "official" ultrasound... (Thanks to my sister and my friend Lydia for each taking a kiddo during my appointment) and it was great! Everything looks perfect. Nipper is measuring right on target, and weighs about 1 lb already. The ultrasound equipment was so much clearer than my previous two babes, so it was fun seeing this babe's sweet face so clearly. And, let me tell you... it is such a sweet face! Momma's doing great as well. The scale actually said that I've gained 1 lb, so we're happy about that. The pics always look a little goofy, but I'll post them anyway. Nathaniel and I are very excited to meet this little one in a few short months. Lots to do to prepare for the arrival! But, for now, we're content to let him/her grow and get big and strong!

No, Nipper's not blowing a bubble, the "bubble" is just movement as the picture was being taken. Profile pic.
 Facial pic... little alien :) you can also see a hand. Baby just wouldn't be still long enough to get great pics.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mealtime Monday!

B-Homemade Yogurt with Homemade Pumpkin Granola
L- Cheese Quesadillas with carrot sticks
D-Stuffed Peppers and Broccoli Smashed Potatoes

B- Applesauce Bread
L-Out at Noodles- YUM!
D- Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with celery

B- PB, yogurt, pumpkin, and flax seed smoothies
L- Shrimp fried rice
D- Chili dogs with c-life group

B- Eggs and toast
L- leftovers
D- Lentil Soup and Biscuits

B- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
L- Healthy Mac n Cheese
D-Hungarian Goulash with my parents :)

B- Out to Cracker Barrel... been craving it for a while!!!
L- Leftovers
D- Steak with Acorn Squash

B-at church (yum-o)
L- taco bar
D- Leftovers

Recipe of the Week:
Hungarian Goulash
This is my hubby's all-time favorite meal. Since he has a special day today, we're celebrating it by having his fav! Here's how to make it.
1/2 cup shortening/butter/oil of your choice
1 1/2- 2 lbs cube steak
1 cup chopped onion (sometimes I sub dehydrated and use 1/2 the amount)
1 small clove garlic (again, sometimes I sub dehydrated and use 1/2 the amount)

3/4 cup ketchup
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS brown sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dry mustard (I have just squirted mustard in before... still tasted fine.)
dash cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cup water

Gravy: 2 TBS flour
1/4 cup flour

1. Brown and simmer first 4 ingredients in sauce pan until meat is cooked, drain off some of the oil.
2. Mix the remaining ingredients in crock pot to make sauce.
3. Add meat mixture to the crock pot with the sauce and stir to coat meat.
4. Cook in crock pot for 4 hours (we use low, but our crock pot is a beast!) or until meat is tender.
5. Mix gravy ingredients in separate cup, then pour into crock pot and mix to create gravy.
6. Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice. We prefer egg noodles :)