New Favorite Mommy Thing! A Review

Ok so I love finding cool things that I can use with Avery.  One such amazing find is Chewbeads.  It is a necklace that is both stylish and functional!  Avery loves chewing on them!  As you can see from my grainy reverse camera shot on my iPhone, Avery thinks I made a good purchase.  She goes…

Ginger Chicken with Rice Noodles

Another dinner down in my dinner challenge.  This one has a lovely asian influence.  The original recipe comes from Better Homes and Garden Diabetic Cookbook.  I made a few simple changes and it is a very tasty meal.  My husband was a fan and that says a lot since he doesn’t really care for ginger….

Lemony Chicken Salad

We got home after 5:00 pm from our weekend away and I did not want to cook anything elaborate so I went with chicken salad.  I made a very lemony chicken salad wrapped in a steamed tortilla wrap and topped with lettuce and roasted soy nuts.  Sound crazy but it is so good!  I love crunch…

Weekend Retrospect

What a  weekend!  We started it off by taking my sister out as a thank you for watching our daughter.  We headed to a place called Lizardville.  It is a sister bar to the Winking Lizard.  Needless to say it is full of beer.  I took a picture of just a portion of one wall…

Crazy Days, Part II

These crazy…scratch that… insane days are wearing me down.  I have not been home for more than 30 minutes before having to roll out the door.  Grant it, I am usually running off to do something fun so it is not so horrible.  Tonight for instance I went to a Pampered Chef party.  I got the…

Slow cooker Bourbon Chicken

It is a quarter to ten on a Wednesday night and this is the first chance I have had all evening to sit and write.  Oh these crazy days.  It makes me long for the laziness of summer days (sigh).  Anyway, my lovely sister invited us over for dinner and she prepared a wonderful meal…

Crazy Days

These last few days have been super crazy busy.  We have been running non-stop and poor Avery has been along for the ride.  To fight off boredom, Miss Avery found that if she sucks/chews on her thumb she can make some funny noises.   We did a bit of shopping and I found a new…

Roasted Carrot and Apple Purees

Since the last batch of baby food was such a success, I did it again!  This time I went all out and made not only roasted pears and sweet potatoes but also roasted carrot and apple purees.  My little taste tester was thrilled with the newest additions.  She truly seems to enjoy my food more…

2 Week Challenge- Pizza Heros

Oh this is a good one!  I got the idea from the January/February addition of the Rachael Ray magazine.  This thing is loaded with a yummy filling.  This will be a huge hit with a family!  If you would like to make my version of a pizza hero… Here’s what you need… 1- 12oz package…

Knitted Toddler Hat (sizing 1-3 yrs)

    The last couple of days have been quite busy.  Thursday night was grocery shopping…had  to get the rest of the food I needed for my 2 week challenge.  Dinner that night was sandwiches.  Last night I had a much-needed girl’s night out with my sister, sister-in-law and a couple of friends.  Sushi and…

2 Week Challenge- Chili Baked Potatoes

What could be better than a bowl of chili on a cold, winter’s night?  Chili and a baked potato!  I know the combination is not typical but I like to live on the edge!  (I can hear my husband cracking up upon reading that statement.)  Reality is I had potatoes I needed to use before…

2 Week Dinner Challenge-BBQ Pork Spaghetti

I am off and running with this 2 week meal challenge.  Tonight’s meal is bbq pork spaghetti.   I put a 6 lb pork butt into my slow cooker for 10 hrs.  My wonderful husband helped me out by shredding the beast. The result was deliciously, tender pulled pork.  I will use this pork for two…