Thursday, September 24, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like.... fall!!

Today was my first trip to Hobby Lobby for FALL DECOR and I was like a kid in a candy store!! I love decorating my house and every year i accumulate more and more.. but I wish I could do it all at one time, oh well. So here is my haul: Grape vine wreath: $4.95 Fall Swag: $39.99 (50% off) so only $20.00! Sunflowers (x2): $3.00 each after discount Pumpkins (x3): $1.50 each after discount so all in all I only spent $37.00 for my fall wreath! Brady hiding behind the wreath...
Katie working on tying on these pumpkins
and straightening up the leaves... i swear I helped, but someone had to take pictures
and the grand finale.....
I absolutely love the final outcome! Cant wait to get to the mantel and centerpiece!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whats for dinner Wednesday?!?!?!

CREAM CHEESE RIGATONI
Ingredients:
-1lb Rigatoni Pasta
-1lb ground beef
-1 jar of Prego (I didn't use the whole thing)
-1 Tbsp Parsley
-1 cup sour cream
-1 cup softened cream cheese
-1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil (not sure where to use this but i coated the baking dish with it before baking)
-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
-salt and pepper to taste
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees... cook pasta and drain... brown beef in skillet, season with salt and pepper, reduce heat to low, simmer for 10 mins...
*In a bowl, mix sour cream, egg, cream cheese... stir in spaghetti sauce... add one cup of shredded cheese.... stir in ground beef... place in casserole dish (first pasta then cheese sauce on top)...*sprinkle the top with the rest of the cheese and parsley...*Bake 25-35 mins ... I served with garlic bread! It was very very very good.... but it makes a ton... make sure you are feeding more than two people (unlike myself) we will have leftovers for a week! Tomorrow will be a chicken dish... Meat Monday, Chicken Tuesday, Meat Wednesday... so naturally we will be having a chicken dish tomorrow night.... stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Whats for dinner Tuesday?!?!?!

CHICKEN PARMESAN
Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast 2 eggs beaten 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs 2 tbsp veggie oil 1 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese 1 jar of prego (that is my choice of spaghetti sauce) Preheat oven to 375 degrees -dip chicken breast in eggs then bread crumbs ( see picture)
then into the frying pan... heat oil on medium/high in large skillet....brown chicken on each side then drain on paper towel... in baking dish, arrange chicken breast on spaghetti sauce...then cover with remaining sauce and cheese...bake 25 mins or until chicken is no longer pink... then serve!!! I served with salad and roll.
This one was one of my all time favorite meals! So good and so easy to make. I will be making it again! See you tomorrow with cream cheese Rigatoni!

Whats for dinner Monday?!?!

So I am going to cook supper every night this week starting last night and I thought it could be intresting to make a dinner blog... so here we go...
MEAT MUFFINS (not sure if that is there real name or not but it fits)

-3/4 ground beef
-1/2 cup of ketchup
-1 tbsp mustard
-1 tbsp brown sugar
-1 can biscuits
-1/2 shredded cheese
preheat oven to 400 degrees, brown beef and drain,
mix ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar together to make a bbq sauce
add that sauce to the beef
seperate dough into biscuts and put them into cup form in a muffin pan
add beef to the dough cups
bake 10mins until the biscuts start to brown
sprinkle the tops with chees while hot
*chris said i could have sprinkled more cheese but other than that they were pretty good... and very easy to make. I served with shells and cheese! Yumm-O... dinner is served!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August Catch-Up Blog...

Yeah Yeah.. so I go for a while with out blogging, then I try to catch you up on what you missed... So here is my best... Brady is a crawling machine right now.. well, he is up then down, belly crawling, scooting, whatever! He is getting where he needs to go and he is doing well! Another development step that we have achieved! He is doing therapy every Thursday and that is going well. She comes out to the house and works with him for about an hour so that is GREAT! I have been trying to get more into my new hobby..."paper crafts"... cards, tags, labels, gift wrapping, etc.. I realized that you can go as deep into this as you want to.. you can spend as much as you want to too! I am addicted to Hobby Lobby and Michael's right now... but the want list is endless... so I don't dwell on it. Chris put a shelf over my "craft desk" so I have more storage (but nothing to store). Oh well, It will come... Just know that if you will be getting a card from me, it will be hand-made.. and right now, they are not tooooo good! But hey, I'm learning. I have recently started walking... and I have been everyday this week! GO ME! I tried the 6:00 in the morning thing, but that ain't working... Plus the weather has been too perfect in the afternoons not to! Brady enjoys it too, of course I am doing all the walking! Mom and Katie just got back from Nicaragua with a fabulous story about a 5 month old baby that they saw in their "make shift" clinic... out in a village deep in Nicaragua... The mom brought in her baby girl and complained to them of "nerve problems". You have to understand that when anyone within a 100 mile radius gets wind of a FREE medical clinic coming to the village of Nicaragua...everyone shows up!!! It doesn't matter if they are the spitting image of health.. some of them have never seen a Dr. in their lives, so they come and bring the whole family to see one. Back to my story, the mother was saying that her baby had nerve problems. Well, it just so happened that she gave the baby to Katie (sister). And after a few moments of holding her, Katie witnessed what she surely thought she would never... the babies legs went stiff, her eyes deviated, her head dropped.. the baby thousands of miles away in Nicaragua was having an infantile spasm. Katie immediately called for my mom to come over there and see what she had just seen. She also called for Teresa, the Nurse Practitioner that works with Brady's Neurologist (coincidence... don't think so) to come over. That sweet baby was in fact having infantile spasms... Something someone else might have overlooked if they were not introduced to it because of Brady's story. That baby was sent to Katie, Momma, and Teresa.. 3 women from Mississippi who just so happened have been affected by infantile spasms months earlier. I believe everything happens for a reason. And , as far as I am concerned, this could very well be the reason that my Brady was ever affected by them. Had he have never had his spasms, that baby girls spasms could have never been diagnosed and treated. This reminds me that God has a plan, even if you don't know what it is today, be patient and let him show you. Just thought I would share that information with you.. Maybe you needed to hear it. Maybe you could use good news, or proof of Gods Plan. I hope it does you good, maybe even strengthens your relationship with God, as it has mine... as this whole adventure has. He will never leave us or forsake us.. that is his promise. Here is the first footage we got of Brady crawling. It was at Mrs Patty, Sissy, and Didda's birthday party.. he did not think we were watching him, but he was going after Sissy's laptop...

video

Happy birthday to all of them by the way!

I am trying to get the finishing touches on Brady's birthday party. Can you believe he will be a year old in a month!!! What a year! Man, it sure flys by fast. Of course, I am hand making the invites (half way done). It will be at the ZOO! I love the zoo! oh, and of course Brady will too :) Chris is not too sure about it, but it will be fun!

We also went on vacation this month!! Gulf Shores! It was a great get-a-way for Chirs and me. We left the baby with mom and dad and they had a blast with him! We ate so good! It was great spending time with Chris' brother and sister and her family. We don't get to see them enough (well, Ryan we do, but not Trisha) It was great making family memories with our niece and nephew! They had a ball at the beach! Thank you to Mrs Patty for that!

Ok, I think your caught up through August. I will try to do better next month :)

Love,

Jenny