Monday, November 23, 2009

Wholesome Junk food

Here's another recipe idea: whole wheat treats. I wanted to make rice-krispie treats, but had no rice krispie cereal, so I mashed up some shredded wheat cereal I had that no one was eating. Not the frosted shredded wheat, just the plain kind. So now we can snack and get some fiber! They actually taste good!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving is about......

So Carson came out of preschool dressed as an indian yesterday.

Nan was asking for some pictures of Carson, so here they are!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some Really Cool, Easy Recipes

I like recipes that are really easy to prepare and that taste super yummy. Who doesn't? This last week, I made Baked Ziti and Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. I took parts from a few different recipes I found online and omitted things I didn't have or didn't want to bother with. They are tried once, and they both turned out really tasty, so I thought I'd post these mish-mash recipes, so someone else could try them out.

Baked Ziti

8 oz. penne, rigatoni, or ziti pasta
3 cups of favorite marinara sauce
1 lb. italian sausage
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 T. parsley flakes
shredded mozzerella

Boil pasta until al dente, drain. Brown the sausage, add the marinara, set aside. Combine cottage cheese, egg, parm cheese, and flakes; mix with pasta. Layer in 8x8 pan, with half of sausage mixture first, followed by all pasta and cheese mixture, then rest of sausage. Bake 25 minutes at 350, then add mozzerella on top and cook for another 5 minutes.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

8 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can green chilis
1 can sliced olives
1 pkg shredded cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 pkg soft taco flour tortillas
1 can chili verde or red enchilada sauce
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

Mix chicken with sour cream, soup, milk, chilis, olives and half of the cheese. Roll mixture into tortillas and lay seam down in 13x9 pan. Pour sauce over and sprinkle with rest of cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Making Trivets With Sydney

Sydney and Carson went to the Home Depot Kids Workshop together yesterday.  They did a great job making trivets -- they even painted without making much of a mess.  Carson was pretty proud as we used his Trivet for dinner. 

It was a funny that the Home Depot, 'your project headquarters', project, was designed incorrectly -- the tile didn't fit.  So we glued the tile to the top instead of it being inset. 

Starting out:

Almost done:

The finished product:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Two Little Bumblebees

Here's Tucker in his bumblebee costume. It was just a tad too small for him. This is the only time when he actually had it all the way over his feet.

Here's Carson at our Church Halloween Party, where they had games and crafts and cookies.

Here we are at Grandpa Knight's house, trick-or-treating (see Tucker's feet hanging out). The boys got BIG candies from Grandpa. They're using the cute personalized trick-or-treat bags they got from the Numairs.

Here's Carson with Sydney, our neighbor from just two houses down. They went trick-or-treating together (you can see Carson's bag better in this one). Carson and Sydney are really good friends; they play together all the time.